Right, Obama *only* got about 95% of the Democratic votes.
We are in a completely unsustainable situation. The administration can't get anything passed even with 100% support from Democrats, and Republicans oppose everything in knee-jerk fashion UNLESS voting no would literally wreck the economy in short order. Even then it's a tough sell. F*cking crazy.
Pretty sure they'd vote no and wreck the economy anyway. Their first goal is making sure Obama doesn't get re-elected. Not governing. Not doing what's best for the country. Winning is their goal.
Yeah, the majority Democratic caucus of 53 couldn't get enough Republican votes to get the 60 required to defeat a filibuster. Does it really count as controlled if you don't actually have the votes to do anything?
It was 50 Dems, the other 3 voted with Republicans.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)