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Obama has really been surprising me lately... I'm not sure if it's a good thing or bad, not only in reference to his persistence of winning over Republicans' consent, but with this general slow ...
by Bulletproof Air
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 09:26 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Sorry for the length and/or lack of content here; I'm trying to make a point but also initiate a little discussion to help some of the people who are in my boat and simply not comprehending how this ...
by adamantius
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 07:35 AM PST with 0 Recommends
It's not easy being "fired up" when we're feeling left out and betrayed. We worked VERY hard to get Obama and other Dems elected. And instead of delivering the CHANGE we HOPED for, they've been ...
by barindersharma
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 08:40 PM PST with 3 Recommends
It's a question that has been asked a lot here recently. Why has Obama not got health care through yet, with a robust public option? Why hasn't he passed much more sweeping reform of banking? Why ...
by ultraviolet uk
Comment Count 97 comments on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 01:57 PM PST with 34 Recommends
I keep reading this. "We delivered a supermajority in 2008"... "we elected 60 Democrats in 2008"... Well, the fact is you did not. You have 58 Senators plus 1 ...
by LiberalCanuck
Comment Count 77 comments on Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 07:30 AM PST with 22 Recommends
I'm seeing a rash of diaries trying to spread blame for the prematurely declared failure of health care reform. People like to point their finger at a particular person or group because it gives ...
by Thunder Road
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Dec 09, 2009 at 06:35 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Republicans have been nearly twice as likely as Democrats to pass legislation in the U.S. Senate with fewer than 60 votes, according to a Daily Kos review of all Senate roll call votes since 1989 in ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 128 comments on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:30 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Imagine if we pooled all of our substantial resources and instead of attacking rank and file ConservaDems who oppose health care reform either with a public option or just in general and instead ...
by sgwhiteinfla
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 09:14 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
"ANOTHER BLOW TO PUBLIC OPTION," the headline on Huffington Post read. "Durbin Open to Dropping It." I read that and my first thought, which should have been WTF!? , was instead, ...
by sunspark says
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Aug 09, 2009 at 03:51 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
My neighbor yesterday wanted to know why the election of Franken was so important, and why getting to 60 votes in the Senate is a big deal. "How much harder is it to pass something with 60 votes ...
by LarsThorwald
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 10:02 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
All this talk recently of the so called "Super majority" which is really 48 Democratic Senators plus 1 Connecticut for Lieberman Senator plus 1 Socialist Senator from Vermont I have a question for ...
by ProgressiveTokyo
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 08:53 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Today, the Minnesota finally made their predictably unanimous ruling on the Minnesota senatorial election in favor of Al Franken. Norm Coleman finally conceded that his obstructionist ways would ...
by PLU Tim
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 06:06 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
President Obama set out a very ambitious agenda Tuesday night about the direction he would like to take this nation. Its great to have such a wonderful speech but now its time for Congress to roll ...
by sgwhiteinfla
Comment Count 59 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 12:33 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Do you think this was too much? I just sent this email to Senator Cox: Vote for the budget. I cannot stand this irresponsible grandstanding. It is time to get the budget passed and ...
by LindaR
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2009 at 11:09 PM PST with 12 Recommends
One of the most hallowed, if scarcely saintly, Senate traditions is the filibuster. The practice is not enshrined in the Constitution, yet during the nineteenth century its use grew like a ...
by Pragmatus
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2009 at 11:56 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Hmmm, all of a sudden, I don't think so. In an interesting Op-Ed this day, the Messrs. John Bolton and John Yoo want to restore treaty-making powers to the U.S. Senate. Like past ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 11:04 AM PST with 3 Recommends
It seems as if Reid will cave no matter what even though we're in the majority. Why is that?
by arcticshadow
Comment Count 53 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 05:25 AM PST with 16 Recommends
I probably should have written this before Chambliss won his reelection bid tonight, just so it wouldn't seem like sour grapes. And it's been pretty clear for the several days that he was probably ...
by DanK Is Back
Comment Count 45 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 10:04 PM PST with 13 Recommends
I know, I know - Democrats have often acted like sycophantic cowards the last, oh, eight years. And yes, Joe Lieberman called Obama a Marxist/Terrorist and campaigned for the other party (even ...
by Mangala
Comment Count 65 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 10:13 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Look, I know that complacency isn't good and the presidential race is very important. But if dems can pick up Senate seats in these three states, they will have a 60 vote majority in the senate. ...
by Captain Hammer
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 07:46 PM PDT with 2 Recommends