Democrats: Are you happy with the Party?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dr.Traveler, Oct 19, 2009.

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Are you happy with the Democrats since January 2009?

  1. Yes. They're doing exactly what I expected they would do.

    44.4%
  2. No. How are they blowing this?!?!?!?

    33.3%
  3. Baby Seals and Glenn Beck are evil

    22.2%
  1. Dr.Traveler
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    During a conversation this weekend, a Republican family member and I started to discuss something interesting:

    As a Democrat, are you happy with the progress made since January of 2009?

    Currently the Democrats enjoy majority control of the House, a Philibuster proof majority in the Senate, and control of the White House. And yet, they can't seem to bring people in line to pass party objectives like the public option in health care reform.

    With 2010 coming around, the question has to be asked: Are you happy with the Democrats now they have control?
     
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    I wasn't happy with the democrats when they weren't in power. Nothing's changed.
     
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    Some, yes. I am not entirely happy with Harry Reid and most of the time Pelosi. They're both rather weak and they are lacking in communication skills.

    I think the administration could be a little more assertive especially with these two and with Republicans who don't have anything more planned than obstruction. I think the Democratic leadership wants to do the right thing all the time so it makes them tentative at times.
     
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    There's a time to be tenative, and a time to get stuff done. It really seems like a Philibuster proof lock on the legislative process ought to be a time for confidence and results.

    I know that when 2010 comes around, as a moderate myself I'll be asking what results they have to show for these 2 years where they've enjoyed near complete control. If they can't show results, I'll vote to reinstitute divided government.
     
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    To get effective poll results it would have been better to give five choices:

    Very Happy, Happy, Not Unhappy, Somewhat unhappy, Unhappy

    You might ahve wanted to include the words Party's progress or results.
     
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    :eusa_shhh: I don't think the point of the poll was to get effective results... just a hunch.lol
     
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    Not really happy, but not entirely surprised, either.

    Our government is and always been about compromise, with few exceptions in our history. Even after Shrub and the GOP had won the right to keep the WH and add a few more reps to their majority in Congress the Dems were able to throw a monkey wrench in some of their plans. There was no reason to expect the same couldn't happen after last election, even with a supposedly filibuster-proof Senate.
     
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    No, they are being extremely wussy on health care reform.

    Not that I'll vote for a Republican any time soon.
     
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    The problem is the majority of the citizenry actively oppose the "reforms" the Dems are offering...

    And if there's one thing that puts the fear of God in politicians, it's the possiblity they won't get re-elected.
     
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    Would you mind if a Mod adds " I'm not a Democrat " as a choice?

    I'd like to see the tabulation without clicking 'Veiw Votes" every time.
     

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