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  • Because he was right, they are the Party of No and I'll explain

    11 40.74%
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    0 0%
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    Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    ..When he got over 90% of what he asked for from the Republicans AND Congress?

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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    How do you figure?

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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    Probably because of this.

    Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?-filibuster-spike-jpg
    Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?-7983998912_570021c5b4-jpg

    Since 2007, Republicans have used filibusters nearly constantly to stifle huge amounts of discussions and votes. Debate doesn't occur, compromise doesn't occur. And it's not even real filibusters anymore. No one has to stand up there and talk. It's just the threat to filibuster that shuts off all discussion. Talking stops, discussion stops, congress doing its job stops. All there is is "no".
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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    ..When he got over 90% of what he asked for from the Republicans AND Congress?
    Regardless if he got 0% or 90% of what he asked for from the republicans the whole point of electing a candidate is because the views the allege that candidate claims to have. That means if the president is pushing for stuff the elected officials I voted for disagree with, then that means they are supposed to tell the president No.
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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Regardless if he got 0% or 90% of what he asked for from the republicans the whole point of electing a candidate is because the views the allege that candidate claims to have. That means if the president is pushing for stuff the elected officials I voted for disagree with, then that means they are supposed to tell the president No.
    Good point. If the dog won't hunt, why let him off the truck, right?

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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Probably because of this.

    Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?-filibuster-spike-jpg
    Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?-7983998912_570021c5b4-jpg

    Since 2007, Republicans have used filibusters nearly constantly to stifle huge amounts of discussions and votes. Debate doesn't occur, compromise doesn't occur. And it's not even real filibusters anymore. No one has to stand up there and talk. It's just the threat to filibuster that shuts off all discussion. Talking stops, discussion stops, congress doing its job stops. All there is is "no".
    So by your analysis, no matter what ideas the current administration may have, the other side should be supportive 100%?

    that's not practical.
    Last edited by 4Horsemen; 09-20-12 at 12:36 PM.

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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    Compromise doesn't really work...

    (<----> my opinion+ <~~~~> your actual opinion)/2 = <--~~> real compromise

    (<----> my opinion + <~~~~~~~~> your sneaky opinion)/2= <--~~~~> not real compromise

    I think this is quite clever

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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Horsemen View Post
    So by your analysis, no matter what ideas the current administration may have, the other side should be supportive 100%?

    that's not practical.
    No, but this is where compromise comes in. But I don't think either party is truly interested in compromise anymore as much as they are looking to run interference on the other guys.
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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, but this is where compromise comes in. But I don't think either party is truly interested in compromise anymore as much as they are looking to run interference on the other guys.
    So all the things Obama got done, he got done without Republican support and compromise?

    Make me understand your position here because it's not clear.

    If Obama called them the Party of No, there has to be some validitiy to that. not a blanket generalization, which is what it was imo.

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    Re: Why did Obama call the Reps. "the Party of NO"?

    What's the 90% he got passed? The GOP has run interference on the Dems (it works the other way around too when the Repubs are in charge), they fillibuster as much as possible, all "debate" gets trivialized to stupid stump speeches which do not encourage debate and discussion. I see both sides of the Republocrats as the Party of No. The only thing they every agree on and "pass" is legislation which expands government power, particularly if that power is to infringe upon the free exercise of our rights.
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