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  •  McConnel controlling agenda from minority (0+ / 0-)

    No health care reform. Filibustered. No climate change reform. Filibustered.  Deficit/debt in fairness Obama is Reagan/Bush there with massive deficits and Debt/GDP going to 100% on his watch per his budget.

    •  You must be very young (0+ / 0-)

      if you don't remember what GOP control with a Democratic President means.

      It means endless hearings until a pretext is found for impeachment. Obama would be put up for impeachment, and the MSM would play along.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 01:40:38 PM PST

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      •  This is a dead country. (0+ / 0-)

        It's been bought and paid for decades and now with Bush/Gore and then the SCOTUS giving the country to corporations put a nail in it.

      •  With Clinton it meant whipping GOP on budget (0+ / 0-)

        you are apparently too young to remember Clinton beating Newt to the curb in the Battle of the Budget to the point GOP threw Newt into the street.

        Not only did Clinton beat Newt and the GOP, he cut the deficit and got US to budget surplus.

        Lincoln filibusters solutions to US problems rendering Democratic majority totally ineffective and causing Democrats to lose elections and majority.

        She only has this power due to the filibuster. With the filibuster the minority sets the agenda as we see right now rendering the chairmanships pointless. Lincoln, the GOP stalwart, holds one of the chairmanships.

        Only if the filibuster is ended would it help to have Democrats like Lincoln in the Senate. Then chairmanships and setting the agenda would matter.

        •  I remember that (0+ / 0-)

          Today's GOP would call Clinton's bluff and let the government go into default. With relish.

          In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

          by blue aardvark on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 01:52:12 PM PST

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          •  You got it backwards. Clinton called GOP bluff. (0+ / 0-)

            It was the GOP who were bluffing and Clinton called them on it and let the GOP shut down the government. GOP folded and Clinton won the hand. GOP lost so badly the tossed Newt out of House job and out of Congress.

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