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Obama Campaign Says GOP Blocking Jobs Bill--After Reid Blocks Jobs Bill

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sinn Fein, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Sinn Fein

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    That damn Republican Senate Majority Leader...Oh, wait...

    Obama Campaign Says GOP Blocking Jobs Bill--After Reid Blocks Jobs Bill

     
  2. Josh_R

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    It's kinda like how the Republicans were blocking the Obamacare bill when they had a minority in both houses.
     
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    This stimulus bill is really Obama's only shot at having at least a slight chance of getting re-elected...barring any amazing economic turnaround that comes out of nowhere of course. If he gets it passed now...he and the democrats could create an environment where they can claim the economy is still improving and they're still putting people back to work...with the "results" seen just before the election.

    Yet...democrats can't even get behind it and PASS THIS BILL NOW!! It's pretty telling just how disenfranchised the left is now, and this is just the latest example. I think we're at the point where Obama's real approval rating is in the 20's...yet some on the left just don't want to admit their guy...the first black President...is one of the worst leaders this country has ever had.
     
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    Sounds more like Reid blocked the vote because it would have effectively killed it had he not. Nice reporting there Weekly Standard...

     
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    That article is an example of everything that's wrong with our government. One person tried to tack an unrelated bill onto another one, and another person fills up all the available amendment slots to block that. God damn it, vote on one bill at a time.

    Holy shit did this sentence have me laughing my ass off. Reid is a genius, basically stating that if enough people who disagree with a bill don't vote for it, it won't pass.
     
  7. Josh_R

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    Not only do I hate this shit, I really hate the "whipping" that goes on. Instead of just introducing a bill and seeing if it passes or not, they go around and try to coerce and buy votes by promising to put this or that into the final bill. Before you know it, a year has passed and the bill is 2,000 pages long and no one knows what the fuck is inside it, but it will pass by golly.
     
  8. mascan42

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    If he knows it has no chance of passing right now, why the fuck does he keep insisting they vote on it immediately? This strategy makes no sense to me. At first I thought maybe he'd given up on the bill, and just wanted to force a vote so he could say the Republicans voted against it, but that would be true no matter when the vote takes place.
     
  9. Josh_R

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    Because anyone will believe him when he says "the republicans are blocking this bill that will save the entire world and put everyone back to work".
     
  10. Sinn Fein

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    This bill is meant to fail for precisely that reason, so he can play the blame game.
     
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    Yeah, but that'll happen no matter when the vote takes place, and he's pushing to do it now. Wouldn't it make more sense to wait until he has more support from his own party before he sacrifices the bill for the sake of pointing fingers?
     
  12. Josh_R

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    Not if he makes it look like he was in a huge hurry to do everything he could to save the economy immediately.
     

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