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Response to Erose999 (Reply #179)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 05:17 PM

180. Dems had a veto proof "majority" for all of 72 days, so you're as full of crap as I thought.

Whether you remember it or not, Al Franken wasn't seated until August of the following year (eight months after the election), and Ted Kennedy was very ill at that time, and then along came Scott Brown. Sorry, Democrats didn't change the world in that tiny window. And if anyone is expecting "leadership" from Occupy, they'll be waiting till we're all dead. Remember? They don't believe in organization or "leaders". Here, this might help you as you seem prone to hyperbole, or mis-remembering:

(By The Pragmatic Pundit)

"I first shared this information in October, 2010 in a post I called “Occupy the Media” (no longer available) then later in a post entitled President Obama DID NOT Control Congress for Two Years.

Without fail, everyday I am either challenged or questioned about the information I presented. So in an attempt to further clarify the information and hopefully address the many questions, I am presenting it once again. More importantly, commenters, journalists, reporters, political pundits, Republicans and even some Democrats continue to repeat the same falsehood:

"The president controlled Congress for two years, and had the opportunity to do everything he wanted to do.”

The statement simply isn’t true.

How did so many people get this so wrong?


I’m guessing that after the election, the media made such a big deal of the fact that Democrats had captured the majority in the Senate (obviously referring to a 51+ majority), I think people became confused. Just as many things changed once Barack Obama became elected, the “new filibuster-proof majority” totaled 60 and somehow, the fact Democrats only captured 59 seats got lost in all the excitement.

Everyone also apparently forgot that Ted Kennedy Collapsed At The Obama Inaugural Luncheon and returned to his home in Massachusetts to recuperate. While the Minnesota seat remained outstanding, because the election results were contested."

http://www.winningprogressive.org/democrats-had-a-filibuster-proof-senate-majority-for-72-days-during-president-obamas-first-term


The Iraq war was wound down on schedule, as promised. Obama also promised to double down in Afghanistan when he ran the first time; he kept that promise, and still had a +5 mil vote surplus, the second time around. So the Occupy talking points you just vomited up, have absolutely no effect on me.

The good news about that "product" that you couldn't afford in the first place is that there will also be subsidies to go along with that "congressional mandate", which means that EVEN you should now be able to afford the premiums, and I don't have to pay for the inevitable genital warts you wind up with, while partying in the park.

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