never in american history, before obamacare, has major reform been foisted on the folks without broad bipartisan support
in 1935 fdr's soc sec act received 84% of house republican assent and 76% of reds in joe robinson's senate
lbj's civil rights act of 64 enjoyed the backing of 82% of everett dirksen's republicans (vs only 69% of dems) and 80% republican support downstairs (63% of dems)
the medicare act of 65 got 51% of republicans in upper parliament and 41% downstairs
Social Security Online - HISTORY: Vote tallies on 1935 law
Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social Security Online
in cantankerous contrast, obamacare was CRAMMED---it got ONE republican vote in both chambers, mr cao's, the vietnamese seminarian from new orleans who was voted OUT on tsunami tuesday
indeed, just 36 hours before it was RECONCILED the party in power was prepared to DEEM the damn thing
live it, libs, love it
it's all YOURS
Last edited by The Prof; 02-19-11 at 03:08 PM.
bill clinton endorses TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH
At Obama's side, Clinton backs tax deal - Politics - White House - msnbc.com
Here is where you theory is full of holes, when the health care bill was passed, it was passed without a single republican vote in either house.
The fact that their wasn't a public option in there can only be blamed on those that passed the bill. If you have enough power to pass a bill without a single republican vote, then you certainly have enough power to have whatever you want to have in that bill.
If that public option was supported, as you say by the majority of Americans, then the fault that it's not law right now, is a direct result of the democrats and no one else.
I'll repeat this, if you can pass a bill with not a single vote from the opposing party, then you can have whatever you want in that bill, and still pass the bill. Don't run around blaming Republicans because democrats couldn't get the support from their own party to add the public option in.
Oh, I guess nothing to see. Move along now.
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
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