posted on Sep, 25 2013 @ 12:04 PM
reply to post by Tinkerpeach
Republicans don't need to try and make Obama look bad, he is doing a fairly decent job of that himself. And are you suggesting that
republicans just simply cave into everything the democrats want or should they actually use the tools available to fight for what the half of the
country they represent want them to?
And yes, history will not remember the Congress but they will remember Obama as being the president. Similar to how everyone on the left blames Bush
for the housing crisis and the Iraq war even though democrats were with him every step of the way.
Apparently Republicans do need to try...because that is all they have done in the House since they took control. I expect Republicans to do their job
and not risk the entire economy because of sour grapes of losing.
Obamacare is law, it isn't going anywhere...they need to get over it and move on. Too much of it has already been implemented for it to go away now
without a massive replacement bill. Defunding it is just a childlike way for the Republicans to stamp their feet and cry.
Victors right the history. Republicans are a dying demographic, Obama will be remembered as a good President. The Republicans during this time will
be viewed as the last racist, homophobic death cry of the United States.
By the way, who writes our history??? Mostly academics do...and what is it that republicans cry about academics all the time??? Oh right...that they
They have submitted an ungodly amount of legislation that Harry Reid simply kills and is currently sitting on his desk. Instead of taking this
legislation and opening up debates on it to reach compromises he just does not play ball. What recourse is exactly left to the republicans if the
Senate will not negotiate anything?
Mind you, it is not the House drawing lines in the sand, it is the Senate democrats. Republicans have been willing to work with democrats when they
actually come to the table such as with the extension of unemployment benefits. They were against it but Harry Reid compromised and the work got done.
Slavery was law at one point also but thank God that Congress didn't just get over it and move on. This is a ridiculous argument.
Republicans are not going anywhere and neither are the democrats. People claimed the GOP was dead after the 5 democratic presidential terms in a row
starting with FDR but people got tired of them and picked IKE to bring back more conservative values. To say that the half of the country that are
conservative simply are no longer viable in politics is a very rookie comment to make. Its simply not true.
Remember 2010? There is a lot of prediction that we are going to repeat that in 2014. Even the left's lauded Nate Silver is saying that the best the
democrats can hope for is to not lose any seats. He's putting it at 50/50 right now that the GOP takes control of the Senate.
And Obama will not be known as a good president, he will be known as the first black president but that's about it. With all the problems surfacing
regarding healthcare its obvious that its going to need to be completely reworked and the final product will resemble nothing that Obama originally
Obama probably will also be remembered as being the first president to actually assassinate a US citizen though.
Good? I hardly think so.