Last edited by TacticalEvilDan; 09-18-11 at 01:59 PM.
FYI, Democrats had 60 Senators in July, 2009 after Al Franken was sworn in and it lasted until February, 2010, when Scott Brown took the Senate's 41st seat for Republicans.
During that period there were 40 cloture votes to defeat filibusters by Republicans (a remarkable number in itself for a 7 month period). Of those 40 cloture votes, there was a grand total of 5 cloture votes that required all 60 Democrats to prevail.
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So claiming Republicans were victims to the Democrat "filibuster-proof" Senate is more than a stretch.
Obama took office at the end of a recession, his first action was a stimulus plan that failed so instead of fixing the stimulus shortfalls he went on to Obamacare. That is either incompetence or the proof that he is a leftwing ideologue in a Center right country. That is what turned people against him including those in NY 9. Had Obama spent the simulus money wisely he wouldn't be in this trouble today again showing incompetence or desire to turn this country into a European socialist economy. He is living up to his resume.
Bush could have vetoed anything that Congress passed. It doesn't become law without the President's signature unless Congress overrides the veto. How many of these economy ruining bills did Bush veto?