posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 05:42 PM
It's really easy to blame Obama for everything, that seems to be the norm here on ATS. But let's look at Congress and what it's members are doing.
Because after all that's where our laws get made.
The Republicans are not concerned whether or not the poor have something to eat, or whether Jobs are being created. Their top priority is to block any
legislation by Obama and the Democrats so they can continue lying to the the American people and so they can continue to say that Obama has not
I have read so many posters here saying that Obama and the Democrats enjoyed a super majority in Congress for over 2 years and they still couldn't
get anything done.
That just can't be any more further from the truth, while it's true that they had a majority in Congress for 2 years they only had a filibuster
proof majority for 133 days.
The Republicans have abused the Filibuster, in order to follow their plan of obstructionism so they can place the blame on Obama.
Host of Fox News, Chris Wallace, made the incorrect assertion during an interview Sunday that President Barack Obama had a filibuster proof
majority (60 out of 100 votes) in the Senate for two years. The actual fact is Democrats only had a filibuster proof majority for 133 days, a far cry
from the over 700 days that Wallace gleefully interjected.
If you think that polarization is to blame for not getting anything done then you're right, but your beef should be with Republicans because they
have gone so far right that they have completely alienated themselves from ordinary people and independents.
"The strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail. So far it's working for us."
- Trent Lott - Former Senate minority Whip