DC Procedures: Democrats vs. Republicans

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  1. Coloradomtnman
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    I've been hearing a lot on the news lately the the American public is unhappy with DC law-making procedures. I can only agree, and probably most of us, regardless of whether we're liberals or conservatives feel the same way.

    Many of you may remember the Republicans throwing a fit about the so-called nuclear option when Clinton used it. And then you might remember the Democrats doing the same when Bush did it. Now the Republicans are bitching about Democrats doing it for Health Care.

    This is my experience: Republican administrations, despite a Democrat controlled congress, seem to get things done. They pass laws and repeal tax cuts and essentially do lots of things that irk the shit out of Democrats (and liberals - and, if you think about it - things that irk real conservatives and not neo-conservatives). And Democrats whine and cry "Unfair!" because seem powerless to stop it.

    Democratic administrations even with a Democrat controlled congress, can't get shit done or not very much because of wrangling with Republicans in Congress or in the media. Republicans complain about things not being done "fairly", i.e. Obama's HC summit when Republicans didn't get as much time to speak as Democrats or now with a potential "nuclear option" or the "self-executing rule". I think it just really pisses Republicans off when they aren't the congressional majority or when they don't control the White House. The GOP push bills through despite Democrat disagreements and don't really attempt to get bipartisan support when they are in power and hate it when they aren't in power. Kinda like if your home team loses to the championship to their rivals.

    In my opinion, this is politics. You have to do what your constituents want you to do, right? That is your oath of office and duty as a public representative. So wouldn't you attempt to do that any way you legally could? Obama and many of the Dems and even many of the Republicans think HC needs an overhaul. The issue is how and then there is the ever-present clash of ideologies: Democrats believe government is meant to serve the public and Republicans think the government is meant to protect citizens from crime and foreign invasion.

    All I'm getting at here is that neither Democrats nor Republicans have any reason to bitch and complain. Forget the talking points that both parties use, forget the tv ads (which are simply an extension of said talking points), the bill will be online today, read it, ask questions about it, and if you don't like it, write you congress person. If you do, write your congress person.

    Quit crying unfair. Life isn't fair (right conservatives?). Quit pointing the finger and instead hold your representatives responsible and stop letting these politicians divide us and turn us against eachother. We're all Americans even if we don't agree on everything.
     
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    And even less so when socialists ensure no one can have anything beyond the minimum essentials.
     
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    Exaggerate much?? :disbelief:
     
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    Way to let those talk points become dogma for you, Chuck. Its as if you didn't read my post or just didn't care or just can't see beyond what the media and a political party feeds you.
     
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    So sorry, but the oath of office has nothing to do with what your constituents want and EVERYTHING to do with what is best for the nation. Doing what constituents want is just a method for a politician to ensure reelection AT THE EXPENSE OF WHAT IS BEST FOR THE US

    Anyone not blinded by socialist dogma realized that the HC program is just more socialism and won't work.
     

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