GOP blames everything on Democrats taking control of both houses in 2007

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/04/washington/04cnd-cong.html

    Democrats Take the Gavels in Congress

    By DAVID STOUT
    Published: January 4, 2007

    Democrats have a narrow edge in the Senate: 51 of the 100 seats (counting Bernard Sanders of Vermont and Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, both elected as independents but caucusing with the Democrats).

    House GOP Uses Procedural Tactic To Frustrate Democratic Majority - washingtonpost.com

    Motion to Recommit Employed to Delay or Alter Legislation

    By Lyndsey Layton
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, May 19, 2007

    House Republicans, fighting to remain relevant in a chamber ruled by Democrats, have increasingly seized on a parliamentary technique to alter or delay nearly a dozen pieces of legislation pushed by the majority this year.

    Since January, GOP leaders have relied on a maneuver known as the "motion to recommit" to stymie Democrats and score political points for Republicans still adjusting to life in the minority.

    In the 12 years of Republican control that ended in January, Democrats passed 11 motions to recommit. Republicans have racked up the same number in just five months of this Congress.

    GOP leaders were incensed and threatened to use all available procedural techniques to block every bill except war spending legislation.

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    During the last Presidential election, Democrats took a "super majority" in the Senate, but because there are "conservative" Democrats, they sometimes vote with Republican conservatives to promote corporate interests over the good of the American people.

    The Republicans on this board like to say the economy fell apart because Democrats took control of both houses. Considering that Democrats only had 51 votes and that two votes were actually "independent" and the president had veto power HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??????????????

    What Democratic legislation caused the economy to fall apart in just two measly years? And don't forget, it takes MONTHS to pass legislation.

    TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT TF UP!!!!!!!!!
     
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    it is amazing what that Democratic Congress was able to pass in a few short months to cause so much damage
     
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    How I wish reality would penitrate their brain cases.
     
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    That logic would mean that everything the right tries to give Reagan credit for in reality goes to the Democratic Congress in the eighties.
     
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    I find it amazing that

    1) Everything is all the Democrats fault, and no blame rests with the Republican policies from 2001-2006

    and

    2) Everything is the fault of the Republicans and Bush, and how the Democratic congress share no responsibility, blame or culpability for the past 4 years.



    Amazing.
     
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    I dont recall anyone saying that some democrats do not deserve some of the blame.

    Lets remember which party is the party of deregulation.

    lets remember which party that produced a system in which the corporations were treated like they could do no wrong.
     
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    Hu-huh.

    You're just as bad as they are. Frickin' swallowing anything "your side" tells you to.
     
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    The collapse of the economy after the 2006 elections was not Party related but ideology related. The major stalwarts of the CON$ervative movement said congress moved RIGHT with the election of 2006. And we all have observed that the economy was devastated following this shift of congress to the RIGHT.

    November 8, 2006
    RUSH: Republicans lost last night but conservatism did not, and that is, to me, one of the fundamental elements of last night's results. Conservatism did not lose; Republicans lost last night. In fact, Republicanism, being a political party first rather than an ideological movement, is what lost.

    There was conservatism yesterday in the election, and it was to be found on the Democratic side of the aisle.
    But conservatism won when it was tried yesterday. Conservatism won fairly big when it was tried
    Thomas Sowell put this very well. He said the latest example of "election fraud" is actually what the Democrats did. They nominated a bunch of moderate and conservative Democrats

    Only a Minor Earthquake
    By Charles Krauthammer
    Friday, November 10, 2006; Page A31

    This is not realignment. As has been the case for decades, American politics continues to be fought between the 40-yard lines. The Europeans fight goal line to goal line, from socialist left to ultra-nationalist right. On the American political spectrum, these extremes are negligible. American elections are fought on much narrower ideological grounds. In this election the Democrats carried the ball from their own 45-yard line to the Republican 45-yard line.

    The fact that the Democrats crossed midfield does not make this election a great anti-conservative swing. Republican losses included a massacre of moderate Republicans in the Northeast and Midwest. And Democratic gains included the addition of many conservative Democrats, brilliantly recruited by Rep. Rahm Emanuel with classic Clintonian triangulation. Hence Heath Shuler of North Carolina, antiabortion, pro-gun, anti-tax -- and now a Democratic House member.

    The result is that both parties have moved to the right. The Republicans have shed the last vestiges of their centrist past, the Rockefeller Republicans. And the Democrats have widened their tent to bring in a new crop of blue-dog conservatives.
     
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    Deregulation and lack inforcement of exsisting regulations caused this mess.

    This mess was the product of basic right wing policy.
     
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