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  •  Have you ever heard of the term (1+ / 0-)
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    JC from IA

    separation of powers?

    Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

    by Micheline on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 03:41:19 PM PDT

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    •  Have you ever heard of the term "bully pulpit"? (2+ / 0-)
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      •  I am referring to when Bush was president. (1+ / 0-)
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        Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

        by Micheline on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 04:03:36 PM PDT

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        •  And, as throughout this diary, missing (2+ / 0-)
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          pHunbalanced, Xerxes

          the freaking point.

          •  No that would be you (2+ / 0-)
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            kefauver, JC from IA

            The person said that for the last two years  and a half the Dems were in control of congress. Well that happen under Bush. Whenever a bill passed, it was vetoed. You need a 3/4 vote to get an override which was impossible. Because Obama has only been president for 8 months, the person's argument is rather silly especially since a lot of the bills vetoed by Bush have been signed into law by Obama. I don't like with what is going on right with the Dems, but at least know what you are talking about before making ignorant staements.

            Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

            by Micheline on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 04:11:57 PM PDT

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            •  2/3 vote (Art. I, Sec. 7) (1+ / 0-)
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              Speaking of knowing what's going on.... ;)

              •  my mistake but point still stands, the argument (0+ / 0-)

                that Dems were in control of Congress 2 years and half without taking into account of who was president for the most of the time is absurd.

                Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

                by Micheline on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 06:53:15 PM PDT

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            •  They could have started passing those bills... (0+ / 0-)

              ...on January 20. A few of which they actually have passed, like children's health (which still took until February to get signed into law) and Lily Ledbetter.

              They could also have intensified investigations into Bush Administration misconduct with regard to firing the U.S. attorneys, war profiteering, war crimes by Blackwater, torture, etc. Which they haven't.

              They have had half a century to write a health care bill that a Democratic president would sign. Ted Kennedy actually wrote several of them.

              It's preposterous to imply that the clock somehow started ticking on January 20, 2009. If it wasn't clear in the summer of 2008, it was certainly clear after election day that there would be a Democratic Congress with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and Democratic president.

              It's a do-nothing Congress with a do-nothing president. So much for "the fierce urgency of now."

              Obama got $42,268,366 from Wall Street, more than any other member of Congress, and $20,064,596 from the Medical-Industrial Complex, also tops.

              by expatjourno on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 11:23:43 PM PDT

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      •  Do not HR posters with whom you are ... (0+ / 0-)

        ...in a direct dispute.

        Some people would be better off not reading diaries they comment on, since they already have all the answers.

        by Meteor Blades on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 10:37:40 PM PDT

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