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    StrayCat, Dale

    liberals weren't trying to obstruct Bush for its own sake, especially after 9/11. Bush was able to make deals with conservative Dems in Congress to get stuff passed. However, in Bush's second term, the Democratic desire to play nice and be bipartisan had waned (thanks mostly to the titanic assholery of the Republican Congressional leadership), and he didn't get very much of what he wanted.

    Hopefully (hey, could happen) Obama's presidency will play out as the reverse of that, with Republicans seeing electoral losses from obstructionism and the blame for the country's ills increasingly being attached to their refusal to work with the other side causing them to tire of stonewalling. I can hope....

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    by eataTREE on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 12:32:55 PM PST

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