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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:57 AM
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Question: What did Obama say to make you believe that what was broke would be fixed by now?
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Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 07:07 AM by uponit7771
I asked my cousin the other day this exact question and her answer basically boiled down to she thought Obama had everything he needed to make everything happen quickly because of the 60 votes in the senate.

I reminded her that LBJ had a 68% dem senate (88th congress) and FDR had an 83% (75th congress) dem senate and they still had to fight for health care and civil rights while Obama started out with a 57% dem senate with a good number who voted along DLC\GOP lines for the last 8 years and never stood in the way of Bush's agenda like the GOP is standing in the way of Obama's

...her perspectives changed when facts entered the equation...

I'm looking at the FACTS (www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/ ) to keep things in perspective and I'm still expecting that AT LEAST the country gets pointed in the right direction and that's happening IMHO...on the major issues I voted on (The wars, econ policies, HCR, energy,) there's has been notable progress under Obama. While I'm not totally happy he's earned the benefit of the doubt with me.

What did Obama say to make you believe that what was broke would be fixed by now?

Do you feel there has been progress on those fronts or have we gone more backwards than forwards?

TIA for a fact based discussion
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