Demo's talk a good game of representing everyone, when in truth, anyone that doesn't tow the party line, the Obama line, you couldn't care less about.
Remember when Clinton let Gingrich have his little hissy fit and shut down the government? Backfired on Newt big time. Obama's got nothing to lose, he's not getting re-elected no matter what. Boehner on the other hand, has to run again in 2014 if he wants to keep his job. So I'd say that the ball is definitely in the GOPs court. They know it too, which is why they're suddenly "willing to talk" on revenue when they weren't last year.
Maybe it's not fair, but in terms of the political game Obama already won. Politics ain't fair.
He won the election to be President, not King....You obviously think that he should just dictate what he wants and everyone should kneel at his feet and say 'right away your highness'.... heh, heh...
Look it up, "ALL SPENDING BILLS ORIGINATE IN THE CONGRESS"...Period. It doesn't say that the President has the dictatorial power to just wave his hand and have the opposing party crumble.
I don't think he should just dictate, but his victory is going to force Republicans to come more to the left than they'd like to. "All spending bills originate in the Congress" doesn't mean the President's just a rubber stamp either. Even if the bill originates in the House, it has to make it through the Senate too. You realize that, right?
You were saying that they should just stop anything unless it fits their dream world. That's not a realistic scenario for them anymore. If they think it'll just "hang on Obama" the way you think, they better be right or they'll be in BIG trouble in 2014.
No stawman here, just reading what you are saying, and restating it without the vague double speak.
I am well aware of how a bill works, and from what America saw in the last term, they saw bill after bill passed in the house that would have helped, be thwarted by Reid, like an Obama lap dog, whether it would have helped America or not.
Where is a budget?
This is all about ramming the progressive agenda down America's throat. And to that I say stand your ground. We will not sacrifice principles just to give more power over to demo's, and that is not what America voted for. Remember they increased the number of repubs in the house.
I say if you want to go back to Clinton era policies, and taxes, at this point go right the hell ahead! Just be sure to scope out the programs that progressives love, that they will also lose because of that....
This is why Leftists must always use quotes. Guessing at what they think the proper reply might be never works for them.
Please use the actual quotes.