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Cynical, petty, & lazy: The broken promise of Barack Obama

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by basso, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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  2. GladiatoRowdy

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    You have chosen to believe yet ANOTHER lie. Democrats had a supermajority for six weeks, between Franken's recount finishing up and Kennedy's death.

    I would love for you to support your contention that Democrats were as obstructionist with Bush as Republicans have been for Obama. You don't have to look at the filibuster since that example destroys your narrative (which it does), you could also look at judicial appointments.
     
  3. bigtexxx

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    so many excuses from you

    bottom line is that Obama is either incapable or just too lazy to work across the aisle
     
  4. QdoubleA

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    The American people didn't think he was lazy...
     
  5. bigtexxx

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    that really means a lot coming from the takers
     
  6. QdoubleA

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    You calling the majority of Americans takers? That is a mighty anti-American statement to make. I don't appreciate your disgusting comments about this great countries people, you should be ashamed.
     
  7. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Ignorant. They actually had a supermajority for much less than that.
     
  8. Orange

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    I'm one of the makers that voted for Obama after voting for McCain in 08. The republicans are just too racist for me. Especially reading the stuff you have been posting all these years, I would hate to think I helped a racist republican win an election and all his racist followers jumping for joy.
     
  9. Rockets Pride

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    anyone who does not want to give away free stuff is a Racist.

    It's been 4 years and the economy still sucks. 4 years from now, it will still suck and the donks will still blame Bush.
     
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    Where did you come up with that stupid idea?
     
  11. gifford1967

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    The only response li'l t, basso, and the rest of the wingnutterati deserve for the next four years-

    scoreboard, bruh
     
  12. Rashmon

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    Remember that flopping fish at the end of the Faith No More song Epic?

    Envision that image when reading basso and bigtaxxx posts.

    Just that image of the flopping fish. Gasping...flailing...flopping...

    Always makes me smile.
     
  13. Deckard

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    I can't believe some of you chumps are feeding the troll.
     
  14. rimrocker

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    You're reading too many Facebook posts from winger friends. Congress has the same health care choices as federal workers. The same, not more.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2009/08/health-care-for-members-of-congress/

    There is nothing that allows members or their family to not pay back student loans. Nothing.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/studentloans.asp

    As to your other points, like anything else involving humans and their motivations, there's a lot of gray when looking at Congress. When I worked up there, you would encounter pols who would get fired up about a cause but never followed through with action. You also had folks who were focused on one or two things and would cut all kinds of deals in the hope that it would advance their cause. And you also had a fair number of narcissistic assholes who only cared about themselves. There are good people in Congress, it's just that a lot of the assholes try to sound like good people that it makes it tough to find them.
     
  15. LosPollosHermanos

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    tbh bigtexxxx made me lol in that earlier post about us being takers.
     
  16. rimrocker

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    Like never.

    The most Senators was, IIRC, 58 when you need 60 to block a filibuster.
     
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    That makes it even more pathetic because they couldn't even get just one moderate to cross the line.

    Also, Kennedy's death was still filibusterer proof. Cloture involves 3/5 of sitting Senators and 59 out of 99 still roughly 3/5.

    Regardless of the length... they had filibuster proof for the first time in half a century and still didn't accomplish much.
     
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    wut

    conservatives need to decide

    either obama is not doing anything
    or he's ruining everything through Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and das stimulus
     
  19. GladiatoRowdy

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    I'm sorry that you see "facts" as "excuses," but it doesn't change the fact that y'all have thrown out YET ANOTHER LIE in an effort to try and discredit the President.

    Anyone who believes the lack of aisle crossing is Obama's fault is either stupid enough that they allow themselves to be led by the nose like a sheep or is trying to be the shepherd. I know which category you believe you are in, but the funny part is, you are actually in the other group.
     
  20. GladiatoRowdy

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    Yes, with the exception of the most sweeping healthcare reform since the '60s.

    :rolleyes:
     

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