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Originally posted by ModernDystopia
I didn't realize that gutter-sniping was the way to fix an economy in turmoil. It's business as usual with them, yet they demand to be taken seriously now. Hilarious.
By all means, though, don't stop. Obama and company have already proven they don't need 1 republican to pass legislation. Not 1. So please, let Limbaugh lead your party now. I'm begging you.
When the smoke settles, and Obama and the democrats walk out the saviors of the economy, and the repukes walk out the villains who tried to stop them, you can enjoy not having ANY political power whatsoever for the next 50+ years.
Originally posted by invisibleman11
"more infoSo, what exactly are the republicans doing to help?"
dued youre riddiculous, they cant do anything. what happened to checks and balances? 100% of house rep. plus 11 of the democrats with half of a brain and some testicles vote against this BS stimulous bill and it still passes!! so when your messianic savior does nothing but cause the biggest hyper-inflation in history of the U.S dollar come back to me and blame us crazy republican loons (which im sure you will).
p.s good post swatman
Originally posted by exfed
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
I've to take a little exeption with what your saying here, BH. I watched many snippits and clips of republican congressmen, standing in front of congress, asking to take some of the garbage out of that bill and bring real relief to the economy. They were ignored.
Listen to Hannity (yes I said the "H" word). He's very clear about wanting to see Obama do well and our country to do well. Thus far, no one has stood in anyones way.
I can agree that the republican leadership has done a disasterous job at being republicans and it cost them dearly. At the same time, they know that nothing they do that doesn't boost their image in the eyes of the people is going to get them elected in 4 or 8 years. It's much more likely that the country will tire of the shortcomings of a liberal president and, having forgotten about the short commings of a conservative president, vote republican. It's a cycle.
Real bipartisanship is a product of compromise. 188 Congressmen represent a lot of people. If Obama wants to unite the country, he'll refuse to sign anything that those 188 didn't get a fair hand in. Otherwise, and I suspect I'm closer to the truth, he's just another fithy pig politician looking out for his own.
Originally posted by exfed
They were ignored.
Thus far, no one has stood in anyones way.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by ModernDystopia
Right now, the Republicans have to be very happy with the way things are going.
The Democrats are digging themselves deeper into a hole every day.
Obama, the Chosen One, is already having a few problems with his promises.
The Republicans hold the line, do not vary, and get back to basic conservative values, and they can rise again to prominence.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Did you miss the House vote? NOT ONE Republican voted for it. And in fact, Boehner told them NOT to vote for it before they had even seen it.