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  1. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Saw this question posted on another site. If you were going to give a football score to Obama and the Democrats versus the Republicans in the first two years, how would you score it? I scored it like this:

    Obama 52, Republicans 37

    The Republicans failed on health care, though won some changes: 7-3 Obama.
    The Republicans lost on the stimulus bill big time: 14-0 Obama.
    The Republicans lost on DADT: 7-0 Obama.
    The Republicans won on Gitmo: 0-7 Republicans.
    Obama edged the Republicans on appointments: 7-3 Republicans
    The Republicans lost on the Matthew Shepherd Act, Stem Cell Research, Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: 7-0 Obama
    The Republicans and Obama rather tied on the START treaty: 3-3
    The Republicans lost on various odds and ends, such as cash for clunkers, student loans, public service: 7-0
    The Republicans won on the Dream Act: 0-7 Republicans
    The Republicans overall won the public relations battle and the House and State houses: 0-14 Republicans

    That said, obviously the game isn't over yet.
     
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  2. chicowalker

    chicowalker Pro Bowl Player

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    2-0, pubbies, in a slog through the mud, neither team doing much despite lots of pregame talk and lots of boasting from both teams' fans. (Safety came on the congressional races this fall.)
     
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    #87 Jersey

    Pretty crappy way of looking at it.

    It's our democracy in action ...
     
  4. Stokes

    Stokes In the Starting Line-Up

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    A tight game, minus 147 to minus 146...

    Seriously though I'd put a few more points than you had in the R column for Obama's post-election change of heart on Afghanistan and Iraq, Rep control of the redistricting process in many battleground states, and Harry Reid winning re-election and retaining leadership in the Senate despite being an incompetent ass. That was one race I was pleased to see Dems win in 2010!
     
  5. DarrylS

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    There haven't really been any winners for a very long time now, and the future looks even more bleak than the past 10 has...
     
  6. Real World

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    The Game? Who's winning "the game"? Wow. Then people wonder why this country is as ****ed as it sits today. We look at all this stuff as being a "game". The only "game" being played, is the one that the pols in power are playing with you. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nikolai Football Atheist PatsFans.com Supporter

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    #54 Jersey

    Though I can understand calling it a game from the Machiavellian perspective, my thoughts are basically that. No matter the score in Washington, I'm afraid the American people are losing.
     
  8. patsfan13

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    pubbies 21, rats 21.....America 0

    we lose
     
  9. shirtsleeve

    shirtsleeve In the Starting Line-Up

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    This, oh so much this.

    Our country is at a crossroads and its almost too late. Yet I see the same bickering here as in Washington from much the same kind of crowd.

    Bottom line here is each one of us has to ask ourselves "am I going to support and defend the constitution of the United States?" Regardless of answer, the rest is easy.
     

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