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Ornstein says. "It works less well, ironically, when there are 59 Democrats in the Senate and the GOP loses the excuse that the Dems have enough members to do it themselves. The burden to join in governing is greater - and the risks of opting out are greater yet." Indeed, health care reform, if it fails, will have been brought down not by Democratic divisions as it was in the early '90s but by the loss of their 60th seat - and with it, their filibuster-proof majority. No wonder that Obama, in his State of the Union speech, also addressed Republicans directly, telling them, "The responsibility to govern is now yours as well."
(02-02-2010, 11:29 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]With a 59-41 split in the U.S. Senate, the Republicans now are able to interfere as they please,
and the Democrats now have someone else to blame for not getting their agenda pushed through.
That should make everyone happy. Smile
that was my thought as well.

the GOP would have been better with the filibuster split. then they could have jumped all over every little failure.
as it is now it seems that all they're doing is vetoing anything the dems come up with.

once the new pres term is up for grabs. i can see a lot of obama saying lets work to gether and a lot of GOP saying fuck you we want you to fail, showing up in the ad clips of the dems.
Pay off? As far as I can see, resentment is just stewing on both sides and it's not gonna get any better. Everyone's just getting increasingly bitter, especially with so much at stake (but of course, that's not the priority, now is it?). A lose-lose situation all around. Sad
(02-02-2010, 04:08 PM)addy Wrote: [ -> ]Pay off? As far as I can see, resentment is just stewing on both sides and it's not gonna get any better. Everyone's just getting increasingly bitter, especially with so much at stake (but of course, that's not the priority, now is it?). A lose-lose situation all around. Sad
good point. if the gop can make the dems look like twats, they won't mind looking like twats themselves because they wont be doing so on their own
Yep. Lots of moderates and independents voted Obama on the premise of him being the "lesser evil". If this keeps up, neither the Dems or the GOP will come out of this unscathed. They're all gonna come off as childish bullshitters who can't get their heads out of their asses.

Guess this means an Independent might actually win the next elections Tongue