The examples which support the position of the GOP are far more numerous than the one that is contrary, are they not ?
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Obama is quite the hypocrit in this one isn't he?
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
Now we have this. It went too far. It trashed protocol. It makes for a more discombobulated government. Whatever advantage libs (and Progressives) think is gained by this, it is short term. Real short term. At far too high of a long-term cost. We are eroding the fabric of our institutions.
Last edited by Eighty Deuce; 01-04-12 at 08:40 PM.
Basically we simply have another example of what Obama states meaning little.
While it's within the rules, they've laid the groundrules (actually, they've expanded upon what Democrats did, but have taken it to even further extremes) that everything in the Senate must have 60 votes.
If Republicans take the Senate, which is quite possible, then Democrats are only going to continue the trend and nothing can ever get done, unless someone wins a super-majority from here on out.
This isn't how Congress is supposed to work. It's a cluster-****.
Good for him. At this point the Congressional Republicans simply can't be reasoned with. The days when Obama pushed so hard for bi-partisan compromise on everything are over. He was shockingly patient with the Republican obstructionism for 3 years, but that patience appears to have worn out.
The Republicans have consistently been using every dirty trick they can come up with to block everything of any kind. Every nominee, every bill. Even nominees and bills that they in the past have supported. At this point it is becoming more and more clear that they are openly trying to prevent government from functioning entirely. They don't want it to pay it's bills, they don't want any legislation of any kind passed, they keep pushing for government shutdowns, they don't want the positions required to fulfill it's basic functions to be staffed. They're trying to sabotage the US government itself. Well, when one of the parties decides to try to intentionally derail the country you don't sit there and say "ok, how about if we just half derail it"... What you do is you try everything you can to circumvent them and keep the train on the tracks.