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30. So far, the Repubs have won. Obama knew that MOST wouldn't vote the bill?
Edited on Wed Jan-28-09 06:08 PM by indie_ana_500
Try NONE. Not one Repub. Zippo.

And yet, they got parts taken out, parts added in. And they didn't even have to vote for it! They win. If it doesn't turn out well, they'll say, "I didn't vote for it." If it does turn out well, they'll say, "The part that worked is the tax cut part that we insisted the liberal Dems put in the bill." It's a win-win for the Repubs.

And a big first lesson for Obama. He bent over backwards to fashion the bill the way the opposition wanted it. They kept insisting on this, on that. In the end, nothing but a Republican bill would do. So not one single Republican voted for it. Egg on Obama's face for total failure in reaching across the aisle.

Bet he won't bend that far the next time. He's learned a lesson, IMO. He'll still reach across the aisle, But he won't bend in order to do it.

And with 11 Dems voting against Obama, too????? With loyal Dems like that, who needs Repubs?
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  -It's all a game and Pres. Obama is playing the Repubs like fools. Drunken Irishman  Jan-28-09 02:45 PM   #0 
  - but why did he cave on the Women's health section?  NMDemDist2   Jan-28-09 02:47 PM   #1 
  - it really shouldn't have been in an economic stimulus bill  Uzybone   Jan-28-09 02:50 PM   #4 
  - Here's my theory......  Clio the Leo   Jan-28-09 02:51 PM   #5 
  - Agreed. nt  Windy   Jan-29-09 07:43 AM   #47 
  - because he can get it done in a more appropriate place  northernlights   Jan-28-09 03:16 PM   #20 
  - Maybe that should be in a Women's health bill?  anonymous171   Jan-28-09 08:26 PM   #38 
  - Sounds good. I'll take it. NT  Clio the Leo   Jan-28-09 02:48 PM   #2 
  - I love a good basketball analogy  Uzybone   Jan-28-09 02:49 PM   #3 
  - That's because the GOP are playing last season's game........  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-09 02:51 PM   #6 
     - Repubs only have one game: Cheat and expect political cover.  jazzjunkysue   Jan-28-09 02:59 PM   #13 
     - repigs have very short memories, and they are still using the  bdamomma   Jan-29-09 08:49 AM   #51 
  - That might be true if we weren't giving up infrastructure projects and adding tax cuts.  polichick   Jan-28-09 02:53 PM   #7 
  - Uh... we're not giving up infrastructure projects  Shiver   Jan-28-09 02:56 PM   #10 
     - Actually there was a whole list of things, including mass transit, Dems left out.  polichick   Jan-28-09 03:01 PM   #14 
        - Oh, my bad  Shiver   Jan-28-09 03:04 PM   #17 
        - they need to be added in on the Senate side.  Rockholm   Jan-29-09 06:58 AM   #44 
           - They will be because at the last minute the repubs gave the excuse that there  Windy   Jan-29-09 07:44 AM   #48 
           - I will call it brilliant when it happens.  Rockholm   Jan-29-09 08:41 AM   #50 
           - who are the obstructionists in the Senate?  bdamomma   Jan-29-09 08:52 AM   #52 
              - Hmmm. How many republicans ARE there?  Rockholm   Jan-29-09 09:30 AM   #53 
  - I've said it from the very beginning...  TTUBatfan2008   Jan-28-09 02:53 PM   #8 
  - But now we're stuck with those tax cuts.  polichick   Jan-28-09 02:56 PM   #9 
     - Those are the tax cuts he campaigned on  Shiver   Jan-28-09 02:58 PM   #11 
        - What about the business tax cuts - that was for the Republicans.  polichick   Jan-28-09 03:02 PM   #16 
           - Can you name them? These Business tax cuts?  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-09 03:06 PM   #18 
           - Those are small business tax cuts  Shiver   Jan-28-09 03:06 PM   #19 
           - Unfortunately, there's not a lot there  Abq_Sarah   Jan-28-09 04:15 PM   #22 
              - I think the idea is that it's all tied together  Shiver   Jan-28-09 04:23 PM   #23 
              - I understand the theory  Abq_Sarah   Jan-28-09 05:30 PM   #27 
                 - If I weren't a diagnosed kleptomaniac, I'd run too  Shiver   Jan-28-09 05:41 PM   #29 
              - Here's an example of how it will help  Caretha   Jan-29-09 08:26 AM   #49 
                 - Most of items you listed  Abq_Sarah   Jan-29-09 12:19 PM   #54 
           - Obama campaigned on cuts to small buisness.. small business  peacetrain   Jan-28-09 03:35 PM   #21 
              - They need more than loans  Abq_Sarah   Jan-28-09 09:59 PM   #39 
  - I agree 100%. And when "No Drama Obama" drops parts of the bill that shouldn't  jenmito   Jan-28-09 02:59 PM   #12 
  - The Repubs are playing checkers.  Lugnut   Jan-28-09 03:01 PM   #15 
  - The Irishman speaks the truth  PlanetBev   Jan-28-09 04:29 PM   #24 
  - they have gotten significant concessions out of him  Enrique   Jan-28-09 04:42 PM   #25 
  - The stadium where the game is being played is falling apart pretty rapidly now.  hulka38   Jan-28-09 05:06 PM   #26 
  - Thanks.  elleng   Jan-28-09 05:33 PM   #28 
  - So far, the Repubs have won. Obama knew that MOST wouldn't vote the bill?  indie_ana_500   Jan-28-09 06:07 PM   #30 
  - you have no clue  SpartanDem   Jan-28-09 06:22 PM   #31 
  - This is the correct answer.  Maven   Jan-28-09 08:14 PM   #35 
  - Yup and they fell for it  Raine   Jan-28-09 06:36 PM   #32 
  - Obama is good at making his enemies destroy themselves  Juche   Jan-28-09 06:39 PM   #33 
  - Reid and Pelosi know the game, and will assist him in destroying  harun   Jan-29-09 07:11 AM   #45 
  - You know, I thought that too but now it seems  demokatgurrl   Jan-28-09 08:02 PM   #34 
  - I agree with the OP - Obama is playing *them*  CakeGrrl   Jan-28-09 08:22 PM   #36 
  - How did  Baltoman991   Jan-28-09 08:24 PM   #37 
  - Nah, no way was he "played". He did not think they would change  Jennicut   Jan-28-09 10:06 PM   #40 
  - Yes, to kick them to the curb gives Republicans just what they want.  cooolandrew   Jan-29-09 06:26 AM   #41 
  - Another basketball analogy  underpants   Jan-29-09 06:44 AM   #42 
  - So how many people are you willing to sacrifice while Obama plays petty political games?  MadHound   Jan-29-09 06:46 AM   #43 
  - It's always impressive to see politcal neophytes fall for the same scam  depakid   Jan-29-09 07:29 AM   #46 
 

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