The Democrats thwarting the will of the people

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    Congress consists of 2 houses, the House and the Senate. Both have responsibilities under the Constitution and a duty to the American people.

    Currently the Democrats in the Senate are ignoring their sworn oath of office and thwarting the will of the people. All with the support and applause from the leftwing on this board.

    It is simple, the process, which is the law of the land and has been done for over 200 years, is that when a House of Congress passes a bill and sends it to the other house, that house submits it to committee and either approves it, makes changes to it or disapproves of it. In any case at least a Committee sees it and votes on it after changes and debate. Followed usually by the full House or Senate voting on the bill.

    Senator Reid with the backing of the president and the Democrats REFUSES to do his Constitutional duty. Rather then send to committee bills submitted by the house to the Senate he simply trash cans them.

    Now the left claims they do not have to rubber stamp the House. And that is true. They do however have to do their job and debate, change and vote on bills submitted. Claiming that shit canning bills with out voting on them is with in their power is simply a lie.

    Because of the Democrats we have not had a budget in 4 years. Even though they controlled both houses for 3 of those years. But the left would have us believe it is not their fault.

    Further the lef on this board would have us believe that the deficit, the non budget and other woes are the Republicans fault in the House. When the Senate has refused to act.
     
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    Funny, given that Senate Republicans have made votes on final passage of legislation nearly impossible.
     
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    Produce shit, the toilet clogs.

    Very simple stuff.
     
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    Since Republicans are working for the "will of the people". why is their approval rating down to 8%. Seems rather odd, wouldn't you say?
     
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    What have Republicans produced?

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    Yeah.....sure they have. The minority is the only cause of this.

    That's an intellectually lazy argument.

    Only the misinformed among us will fall for it.
     
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    The Democrats thwarting the will of the people

    Big deal, it is the same for the republicans.


    And yes it is a big deal but until we overcome the partisan blindness it will not change.
     
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    It's all a matter of perspective. You could say the Democrats are the majority. But because they are a coalition party make up of many different interests groups, blacks, Hispanics, gays, liberals, conservative Blue Dogs, poor, rich, college professors, the elite, the down trodden, employed, unemployed, feminists and so on, there is a lot of debate and compromise even before they reach a consensus as a party.

    That is why Republicans are ALWAYS saying Democrats have different positions and can't make up their minds. It's true, they do have many different positions which is why it seems they can't make up their minds. It's just that because of the different groups, there are many different opinions.

    Republicans on the other hand, are 90% white and mostly Christian. There is only a very tiny amount if diversity. They vote in a block. They think as a group.

    The difference in diversity between the two groups can't be ignored. It's there and it's real.

    This is both a strength and weakness for both parties.

    For Democrats, it's a source of many different ideas. That's a strength. The weakness is keeping the party unified in the face of so much diversity.

    For Republicans, the fact that they are a huge group makes them, in essence, the majority. They only need a few Democratic Conservatives on their side and they win every time. The weakness is they think alike so they believe in things like "magical creation" and "trickle down". They don't have an opposing opinion in their party to argue the facts so they believe "weird". This lets the extreme take over. "Let him die", "applauding executions" and "booing an American Soldier in Iraq" are the most recent examples.
     
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    They've "made votes nearly impossible" or they've made votes in favor of the Democrats impossible? There are . . . what? Forty Republicans in the Senate out of 100 seats? Perhaps you'd like to explain to us by what mechanism they've halted the voting process entirely.
     
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    LOL AS LONG AS WE GET TO SCREW YOU. It remains fun..................


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