Dems cave in again, allowing the debt to be used as a political tool
Landslide election for one side in 2014
Republican rebellion forces Boehner down
House impeaches Obama
End of USA as we know it
Well Canadian news is already calling it a civil war between the far right Republicans and the centre-right Democrats.
There has been quite a lot of past presidents who have worked across the aisle with success. Eisenhower did it with LBJ, LBJ was senate majority leader back then. JFK and LBJ worked closely with Everett Dirksen, the republican senate minority leader. Reagan and Tip O'Neil exploits are famous. Even Clinton after the 1994 elections worked with first Gingrich, then Hastert along with Trent Lott. All accomplished quite a lot.
Clinton learned and knew to get things done and done smoothly he had to change tactics and strategy and work with Republicans after 1994. President Obama hasn't done that. He has tried to govern like both chambers are still in the hands of the democrats and by huge margins which they are not. Now I am not placing all the blame on the president, the house republican's hold more than their share of the blame, so too does Senator Reid and the democrats in the senate. politics is said to be the game of the possible. To move forward three steps, sometimes one has to step back one or two steps. One has to be willing to give in order to take. This my way or the highway approach by both parties and the president isn't working. Our political system is broke and it is those in elected office today that has broken it.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Odd question. The worst that could happen would be, I suppose, that all nations on earth unleash all of their weapons of mass destruction at once, annihilating most life on the planet. Now, do I think that's likely? Of course not. But it is possible.
as for the trillion dollar coin idea, it sets a horrible precedence, and my opinion is that it's a nonstarter. we either will or will not default. my guess is that they do what they always do and kick the ball down the road. those throwing a tantrum in the house will get the medical device tax repealed as a bone, and then we'll go further into debt.
[QUOTE=Perotista;1062391519]I have been through 17 of these, this being the 18th. Ford 1, Carter 5, 7 Reagan, 1 under Bush the First and 2 under Clinton. These lasted anywhere from 1 to 21 days. All ended up being no big thing. In my opinion there is way too much hyperbole over this one coming from both sides.
Fact is most Americans are going about their daily business as usual as the government being shutdown isn't effecting them. Now from the political partisan die hards, you think the world has come to an end. If our politicians in Washington would start putting country over party, then perhaps our problems as a nation could get solved. But as long as it is more important to those in D.C. to be Republicans and Democrats instead of Americans, this country will flounder and soon give up its ghost.[/QUOT
If recent history is any indication, they'll continue in DC doing as they are currently doing... blaming the other side all the way down to the bitter end! ....
Dems cave in again, allowing the debt to be used as a political tool?
You mean, "normally" overspending and skyrocketing national debt should have nothing to do with politics?
Then I am just curious, what all these politicians are supposed to do over there, in Congress? Hold hands and sing The Star-Spangled Banner all day long?
The level and pattern of federal spending is the number one issue in the country right now. And Dems better "cave in again", and allow some minimal responsibility to seep in.