Democrats CONTROL Congress and have since 2007

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    The Congress has been controlled by the Democrats since January 2007. This constant refrain from the left that somehow the Republicans are blocking legislation is ridiculous. Since January 2009 the Democrats have had as many as 265 Democrats in the House and as many as 60 votes in the Senate.

    Yet we keep getting told by brain dead morons that Republicans have somehow blocked some legislation.

    Let me do the math for you, shall I?

    It takes 218 votes in the House to pass a bill, There are 257 Democrats currently in the House. Leaving 178 Republicans. Even if EVERY Republican votes against a bill it still requires that 40 Democrats ALSO vote against the bil in order for it to fail. Republicans have NO power in the House at all.

    It takes 51 votes in the Senate to pass a Bill. Even if every Republican voted against the bill it would require that 9 democrats vote against the bill. The only power Republicans have is filibuster and until a week ago they did not even have that as the Democrats had 60 votes. And there are several Liberal Republicans in the Senate. Filibuster will not work on everything.

    Even after Brown was elected the Democrats had the votes to pass Health Care. The Republicans could not stop them.

    Republicans have not blocked ANYTHING, they have not OBSTRUCTED any legislation. That is solely on the Democrats.
     
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    I have to admit, there is something that Obama does really well at.......Playing the blame game.

    Have you ever noticed that he is constantly blaming other people for EVERYTHING. First it was President Bush, then it was Steele, then Republicans in general, then conservative Democrats now it is the Republicans in Congress. When is this guy going to finally own up to stuff. His policies are garbage. His nominees are people who should be no where near our Government(Most of whom are criminals, or havent paid their taxes that they want to raise on everyone else). Perhaps that is the reason they are blocking his nomintations. Also if I read right earlier even some Democrats voted against a couple of his nominees. Why isn't he blaming them too?
     
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    Sarge, your doublethink in this thread is glaringly obvious.
     
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    Double think? Your one of the ones that INSISTS Bush had total control of the Government when he was President. The Republicans never had more then 55 Senators as I recall.

    It is real simple. EVEN IF every republican in Congress voted no, they could not stop a single bill from passing. Not one. And Pelosi and Reid have not ask for their input or their opinion on a single issue. Nor until Brown won had Obama.

    The numbers do not lie. The only people stopping the democrats are the Democrats.
     
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    Okay, so if this were true, instead of preposterous nonsense, WHY is it that the Republicans just the other day demanded as a pre-condition to bi-partisan healthcare talks that the Democrats

    TAKE RECONCILIATION OFF THE TABLE?

    Why would they care about that if they can't block anything anyway?
     
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    Because the democrats realize that's it's an election year, they have lost 3 out of 4 elections so far, and they want it to look bipartisan.
    I think that may be the answer to your question.
     
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    Look bipartisan?

    do you realize that being bipartisan requires you to compromise.

    On WHAT have the republicans been willing to compromise on?
     
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    Are we talking about the same bill that was spawned behind closed doors, with no republicans invited? Is that how you define bipartisan? :cuckoo:
     
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    Since the Reps weren't part of anything going on, kinda hard to ask them to compromise on anything. The Dems did it all behind closed door. No Rep input at all. They in effect were told, We WON. SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    For bipartisanship to work you have to have both parties involved. Not the case here. The Dems were the only ones involved. Period.

    Not much compromise needed.
     
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    Not coincidentally, the economy started to decline when Pelosi became Speaker
     

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