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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I wouldn't say it is just the Republicans, I mean, generally people have had it with incumbents and Congressional approval rating is in the teens if I recall correctly. And yet people still vote the same way. However, we really have to ask why that occurs. I think that at least a part of it has to do with the two-party system itself. You don't really have any other options. You can get screwed over one way by Candidate A or screwed another way by Candidate B.
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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Are you suggesting that the GOP is not currently the majority in congress? I must have missed the memo. My bad.
    The Republicans do not control Congress. They control the house right now and the Dems control the Senate.

    Next year we will see how it goes.

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Wednesday that "Republicans had a good night" with sweeping election victories in Congress and said he got a clear message from voters that it was his responsibility to break a Washington gridlock.

    "As president, I have a unique responsibility to try and make this town work," the Democratic president said at a White House news conference. "So, to everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you." .....snip~

    Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'


    Did someone else hear that bit on BO agreeing with anyone? Cuz I have known many that would say that they hear ya? Or heard you. But that doesn't mean they listened. Sometimes it requires more than just talking to get ones full and undivided attention. Repubs can't just talk. What say ye?
    He's a little busy wiping evidence off anything that contains it.


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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    He's a little busy wiping evidence off anything that contains it.


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    Hey Hicup. That wont mean anything if another one of his people leak out info.....again!

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    He will give in more than in the past, but Republicans thinking this will give them carte blanche with the President's key legislation will have a good reality check. Republicans can expect passing a limited amount of legislation easily. Start there.
    You're so right! That's why you're hearing Spkr Boehner and Sen. McConnell talk about putting forward bills that have bipartisan support. They understand fully


    House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell, the incoming majority leader...want to score victories early in 2015 to show voters Congress can function...

    "Enacting such measures early in the new session will signal that the logjam in Washington has been broken, and help to establish a foundation of certainty and stability that both parties can build upon."
    This is why you won't see things like an ObamaCare repeal bill coming out of Congress but instead you'll bills presented as "small fixes" to what are viewed as problems with the law, i.e., fixing the part-time work definition in the law and redefining the 40-hour work week as full-time employment. If Senate Republicans are sincere in seeking bipartisanship we shouldn't see "poison pills" placed in bills, i.e., approval of the Keystone XL pipeline thrust into a tax bill instead of an energy bill or jobs bill.

    We'll see if the GOP can truly reach across the isle and govern. If they do manage to wage bipartisanship it'll be because this time they know the country is watching them very closely. This time the parlor tricks must end - and that's not exclusively meant for the Right.
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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You're right. The menu only offers Cow-poop Soup or Dog-turd Chili. Either way, there is a most unpleasant after taste.
    Whaddaya mean after taste? The whole thing tastes horrible from the first bite!
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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The Republicans do not control Congress. They control the house right now and the Dems control the Senate.

    Next year we will see how it goes.
    You are so right. I keep getting my wires crossed. I was thinking Congress/Senate instead of House/Senate.

    I'm losing it. What can I say?

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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    What say me? Well, the exit polls indicate that 76% of the voters are dissatisfied with our republican led congress. So, what do we do? We elect MORE of them. I say we get what we deserve.
    That's inaccurate, to say the least. At time of voting we did not have a Republican led Congress.
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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I stand corrected. I was thinking Senate.

    These senior moments are starting to come more frequently these days.

    But, my point remains. People are very unhappy with republicans, (as well as with democrats, IMO) and the voters, by majority, do not want the GOP ideology treading on them. So, what do they do? Elect more republicans. That makes real good sense. Not.
    They're so unhappy with Republicans that they overwhelmingly voted for them.

    Yeah, that'll teach em.
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    Re: Obama to voters after Republican sweep of Congress: 'I hear you'......

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Welcome to politics. I think the question of will the Republicans now decide to work with Obama or not. McConnell has given up on repeal of Obamacare, which is probably a good start.
    Has he? I just read in the Wall Street Journal an editorial by McConnell outlining his goals, and you better believe repealing Obamacare was on that list.

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