"Can divided government work?"

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  1. Mr. Shaman
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    Are American-voters REALLY prepared for two-MORE-years of Congressional-Republicans drawing-a-check for sitting-back and yelling "NO!!!"

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    Yeah, single party governments have a great record of protecting individual freedoms.

    :rolleyes:

    Idiot.
     
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    Government was designed to be divided. That's why it's called the three branches of government and not one branch of government.

    You ignorant fuck!
     
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    As long as that moron is sitting in the Oval Office "No" is an appropriate response.

    I would prefer "Fuck No!" but I doubt they'll send that to his desk :(
     
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    Nope
    That's the whole idea. Constipated government. I'd sooner pay them for sitting on their asses and accomplishing nothing, it is cheaper than when they start agreeing on looking busy.
     
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    Yeah the government needs to be divided. Having one group in control, no matter who it is, is a bad idea.
     
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    Granted, they both serve the same master - the maintenance of an ever growing and more powerful state. Where they differ is how to get there, and they can fight each other to a standstill in the process.
     
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    As others have accurately said, divided government is a founding principle and has worked successfully for a long time. Further, it is clear that the people are overwhelmingly unhappy with Congress. Congress is the body that is supposed to legislate and properly spend monies. If you think they are doing it wrong, having them "accomplish" less is a good thing. A more balanced representation of both parties will achieve this gridlock. I say, fine job America, you know how to keep government in check.
     

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