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  •  Almost always. Emphasis on the "almost." (1+ / 0-)
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    This time, the opposition party stated from the start that their chief goal was to oppose the President.

    •  That actually made it more obvious this time. (3+ / 0-)

      If there was any time in the last 4 years to get anything done, it most assuredly was before 2010.  2 years were wasted in sitting back and listening to tea party idiots.  Such health insurance reform as we got should have been pushed through in the first six months, so that a few other issues could have been addressed in the first two years.

      The Republicans scream about 'Obamacare' being forced upon them - it actually should have been, and far more quickly.  They're always going to make such claims, so we might as well have simply actually done it, rather than letting them poison the well for years, so that much of the American public still thinks 'Obamacare' is some horrible socialist plot.

      •  Obama tried (0+ / 0-)

        He wanted it done before the summer recess.

        Congress was slow.  Especially the senate, they just wouldn't vote stuff out of commitee.  I'm looking at YOU Max Baucus and YOU Olympia Snowe (for teasing us for months then refusing to vote out the final product because your leadership turned you from a moderate who voted for stimulus to a lockstep republican tool like all the others)

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