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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 06:07 PM
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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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