Will a Democrat controlled congress ruin Obama?

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    While President-Elect Barack Obama works on the transition, Congressional Democrats are working on the transformation.

    Dr. Frankenstein himself reanimated; legislation that would never see the light of day under a Republican presidency, ready to be rolled out, passed and --they hope-- signed in what is perceived to be a more hospitable Oval Office

    But, Obama is not a candidate any more, he is the president. And he would do well to avoid the same monster that doomed his two Democratic predecessors, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Both who were unseated from power in their second term. Carter by Ronald Reagan and Clinton by Newt Gingrich.

    So, don't look for Obama to be Santa Claus for a Democratic Congressional Christmas. If he gives the Democrats what they want, then look for a Republican to retake the White house in 2012.

    Some lurking incumbent killers

    -Appropriations Chairman, David Obey and Rep. Barney Frank recently said that the military budget should be slashed by 25%. Cutting jobs in a down economy? Obama won't do it.

    -Senate Democrats have threatened banks that don't lend more money under the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Just what the economy needs: more bad loans to credit risks. "Nay!" will say Obama.

    -There are talks about nationalizing parts of U.S. industry such as auto makers or to bail out states like New York that are in debt. What kind of fiscal responsibility does this encourage when business and governments know that if they fail Uncle Sam will come to the rescue? A President Obama will balk, this time as an appeasement to his Republican constituency.

    -Democrats such as John Conyers are siding with Europeans who want to indict Bush for war crimes. If you think Obama as a sitting president (who would then be subject to the same rules) will go along with that, then I have a bridge to nowhere to sell you.

    What about the teachers union? Look for big fights over the "No Child Left Behind Act," which the teachers oppose because it holds them accountable. If Obama wades into that mess, he can kiss a second term goodbye as conservatives label him the "anti-education" president in 2012.

    And as the moderate-leaning Obama turns his back on these and other Democratic proposals like gun control, drug legalization or sex education for fetuses, those in congress who once cheered will soon jeer.

    Ask the moderate Jimmy Carter, who once referred to a then Democratic controlled Congress as "ravenous wolves." Or ask the moderate Bill Clinton who was unable to reign in Congressional spending and higher taxes which gave the Republicans the House and Senate.

    Will we see it all over again? As the liberals fight, the Republicans snipe, and the Democrats are divided and conquered. :eusa_whistle:

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    Moderate leaning?

    I thought Obama was a socialist/communist/muslim?
     
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    Well let's put it this way. While the US is sitting here in need of some different and positive action to take place, the politicians will be paying attention to a whole other agenda---theirs. If we are so adamant about having a class war how about it being between the people and the poiliticans?
     
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    A Marxist. he is a marxist.
     

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