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    The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    John Fund: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy - WSJ.com

    Democratic House members are so worried about the fall elections they're leaving Washington on July 30, a full week earlier than normal—and they won't return until mid-September. Members gulped when National Journal's Charlie Cook, the Beltway's leading political handicapper, predicted last month "the House is gone," meaning a GOP takeover. He thinks Democrats will hold the Senate, but with a significantly reduced majority.

    The rush to recess gives Democrats little time to pass any major laws. That's why there have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an ambitious, lame-duck session to muscle through bills in December they don't want to defend before November. Retiring or defeated members of Congress would then be able to vote for sweeping legislation without any fear of voter retaliation.
    The arrogance of these people knows no bounds.
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    Re: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    Obama's been scorched earth since the day he took office.

    Did people support the stimulus? No

    Did people support the bailouts? No

    Did people support healthcare? No.

    Do they support Arizona's law? Overwhelmingly yes.

    Obama doesn't give a rip about what people want.

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    Re: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama's been scorched earth since the day he took office.

    Did people support the stimulus? No

    Did people support the bailouts? No

    Did people support healthcare? No.

    Do they support Arizona's law? Overwhelmingly yes.

    Obama doesn't give a rip about what people want.
    obama has done what he campaigned on. good for him.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    obama has done what he campaigned on. good for him.
    Like Afghanistan and Iraq? Well, except for that right? And about turning the economy around? Well except for that too*. And what about immigration reform? Another exception.

    Although Obama does take credit for turning the economy around even with 18% underemployment. As he says, without his measures it would have been much worse. It's like taking credit for a D you get on a midterm. Well I studied a little bit, so it could have been a lot worse. I should give myself a pat on the back then?
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    Re: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Like Afghanistan and Iraq? Well, except for that right? And about turning the economy around? Well except for that too*. And what about immigration reform? Another exception.

    Although Obama does take credit for turning the economy around even with 18% underemployment. As he says, without his measures it would have been much worse. It's like taking credit for a D you get on a midterm. Well I studied a little bit, so it could have been a lot worse. I should give myself a pat on the back then?
    i'm sorry, didn't obama say he would ramp up in afghanistan? didn't he campaign on healthcare?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm sorry, didn't obama say he would ramp up in afghanistan? didn't he campaign on healthcare?
    You said he's done what he campaigned on. I just mentioned a few things he's forgotten.

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    Re: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    You said he's done what he campaigned on. I just mentioned a few things he's forgotten.
    he didn't forget iraq OR afghanistan.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    He didn't promise to be out of Iraq within a certain amount of time? He didn't promise immigration reform? He didn't promise to turn around the economy?

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    Re: The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

    OBAMA promised CHANGE, unfortunately the US electorate were too stupid to ask What Change!

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