Originally Posted by xbook
Oh you mean that thing the GOP has used in record amounts to block any legislation from President Obama? I do seem to remember statements like these:
“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President.” Senator Mitch McConnell Oct 2010
I think neither one of you understand the workings of the Senate. When healthcare needed to be passed, Democrats did so under reconciliation, doing an end-a-round the filibuster. So if Repubs are so obstinate - Dems should feel empowered to go ahead "Save the Economy" and pass what needs to be passed without the "filibuster" excuse.
To be clear, Bills considered under reconciliation can not be filibustered.. please change your talking points.
That and the fact that the Dem caucus is 53 votes to the Repubs 47.. u can pass any budget/spending/tax bill all day long without even letting the Repubs in the door.
But that wasn't the the argument you two conveniently glossed over. It is the fact that the President nor the Senate Dems can work to obtain any Republican votes on compromise bills, in the spirit of Clinton, to move the country forward. Clinton literally took the Repubs best ideals in Welfare Reform, Spending Cuts, and CapGains tax cuts and claimed them for his own benefit and ended up taking credit for all of it.