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Old 09-04-2016, 10:21 AM
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Speaking of "off the shelf" responses. It was much less than two years. The Republicans refused to seat Al Franken, for one thing.
60 days but you know whell. He lies a lot.

http://factleft.com/2012/01/31/the-m...uper-majority/
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:39 AM
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It wasn't the left wing of the Democratic party that prevented implementation of the full Obama agenda - it was the right wing - the "Blue Dogs." That prevented there being enough votes to overcome the mountain of filibusters. And the death of Ted Kennedy and his subsequent replacement by a Republican further hampered the ability to overcome a filibuster. It is rewriting history to suggest that a majority in the Senate was sufficient to move forward with Obama's legislative agenda. Minority leader Mitch McConnell, in his quest to make Obama a one term president, undertook an unprecedented number of filibusters. One can only hope that he is returned to minority leader again.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:47 AM
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You posts are worthless, whell. So far spun from reality as to constitute disinformation.
Right back at'cha Don.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:48 AM
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Can't you see that it is Obama's fault that the baby boomers are reaching retirement age.
Thanks for your post, demonstrating that you failed to read the article in the OP.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:21 AM
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60 days but you know whell. He lies a lot.

http://factleft.com/2012/01/31/the-m...uper-majority/
facleft.com is your unbiased source, huh? LOL!

Second, Id didn't say the Dems has a super-majority for the first two years. However, I did say the Repubs didn't have the votes to stop legislation. They did have the filibuster, but in spite of that, Obama in his first term and the Dems still got (and this is not a complete list):

American Recovery and Investment Act
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Children’s Health Insurance Re-authorization Act
Omnibus Public Lands Management Act
Serve America Act
Protecting Incentives for the Adoption of Children with Special Needs Act of 2009
Helping Families Save Their Homes Act
Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009
Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009
Credit CARD Technical Corrections Act of 2009
Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009
Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010
PATRIOT Act Extension
Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010
Prevent all Cigarette Trafficking Act
Haiti Debt Relief and Earthquake Recovery Act of 2010
Cost of Living Adjustment for Members of Congress
Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act
Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act of 2010
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
Small Business Jobs Act of 2010
Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010
Omnibus Trade Act of 2010
Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act
Helping Heroes Keep Their Homes Act
America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

So, sorry that those pesky Repubs made the job of running up the deficit a bit harder, but I think there was still an abundance of legislation signed in the first two years - and beyond. To say that the Prez has not been able to enact a significant portion of his agenda is absurd.

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Old 09-04-2016, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for your post, demonstrating that you failed to read the article in the OP.
I read the second link. I will not spend a penny on the WSJ. I did see enough of the article above the pay wall to show that it was an opinion piece. Why do you persist in calling commentary an article as if it were objective reporting?
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:09 PM
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I read the second link. I will not spend a penny on the WSJ.
Wow. Even I'll pop into places like Huffpo every so often, if for no other reason than to see what the left's latest perturbation is. Closed minds are a bitch. Hope you consider getting that fixed soon.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:15 PM
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Wow. Even I'll pop into places like Huffpo every so often, if for no other reason than to see what the left's latest perturbation is. Closed minds are a bitch. Hope you consider getting that fixed soon.
There's no paywall at HuffPo, whell. I wouldn't pay to read the WSJ either.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:23 PM
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Wow. Even I'll pop into places like Huffpo every so often, if for no other reason than to see what the left's latest perturbation is. Closed minds are a bitch. Hope you consider getting that fixed soon.
The Huffpost has no paywall. I would read the article if it was open to people with open minds, but I refuse to add value to Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Isn't that the way capitalism works - one only spends money if he believes he is getting value for the expenditure. I don't see the value in paying for a subscription to the WSJ when there are more credible sources that are not behind a paywall.

Have you purchased a subscription to the Wapo? If so, you might have a scintilla of a point. Otherwise, you can take your sanctimonious BS and fertilize your garden with it.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:27 PM
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There's no paywall at HuffPo, whell. I wouldn't pay to read the WSJ either.
Isn't it funny how immediately obvious that his fallacies are?
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