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Nice bi-partisanship, Obama

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  1. BelichickFan

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    #24 Jersey

    The fact that they are considering this is terrible - and I don't care if others have done it, Obama claimed to be different :

    Obama May Use Legislative Ploy to Jam Through Health, Tax Bills - Bloomberg.com

    "President Barack Obama may try to push through Congress a health-care overhaul, energy proposals and tax increases by using a partisan tactic that would thwart Republican efforts to block the measures.

    The administration and congressional Democrats are debating whether to use a parliamentary procedure called reconciliation to advance some of the biggest items on the president’s agenda. The move would allow Democrats to approve plans to raise taxes by $1 trillion, create a cap-and-trade system to rein in greenhouse-gas emissions, and overhaul health care without a single Republican vote . . . House Democrats are pushing to use reconciliation because it would help ensure they don’t end up voting for tax increases and other legislation that can be blocked by Senate Republicans."
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    Change we can believe in.
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    in other words........BOHICA
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    generally, when you put quotes around a statement, you're supposed to attritube it to someone... would that be possible for you?
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    I don't see why Obama should try to work with the Republicans after they organized and voted 100% in the House against his stimulus bill. He held an olive branch and they turned it down. Had they allowed their members to vote their conscience, I'm sure the stimulus bill would have received a handful of Republican votes. As is, it was the Democrats who showed bipartisanship, since they were allowed to vote their consciences and some voted against the bill. Obama should not try to work with the Republicans unless they signal a greater willingness to work with him. But, given Boehner's behavior, Rush's desire to see Obama fail, and the consistency of the attacks on Obama from the right, he's better off simply targeting those handful of Senate Republicans who are centrists than in working with the Republican Party in general.

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