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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:39 PM
Response to Reply #35
43. Unless you know how to get 60 votes
when you have a majority in both houses and an issue with 95% public backing, then you shouldn't have asked to be president.
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  -Which promise by President Obama is more important? JamesA1102  Dec-12-10 07:30 AM   #0 
  - Both  MannyGoldstein   Dec-12-10 07:50 AM   #1 
  - The unemployment rate in 1995 was 5.6%....  Clio the Leo   Dec-12-10 07:55 AM   #3 
  - Can You Show Me The Mechanism By Which They Cave Please  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-12-10 07:56 AM   #4 
  - And they were already doing that before the election...  Clio the Leo   Dec-12-10 07:59 AM   #5 
  - Can't have both.  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 09:17 AM   #14 
  - #1 obviously and.......  Clio the Leo   Dec-12-10 07:51 AM   #2 
  - "You can't have both": false.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-12-10 08:03 AM   #6 
  - Let's Accept Your Premise That The Repubs Will Get The Blame For Raising Taxes  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-12-10 08:15 AM   #8 
  - Do exactly what the republicans would do: reject it.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-12-10 08:21 AM   #9 
     - I Just Think If The Compromise Fails We Will Get Nothing Or Something Crappier In January  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-12-10 08:32 AM   #10 
        - Well we never find out because we capitulate at the start.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-12-10 09:57 AM   #22 
  - Sorry but you can't have both.  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 09:19 AM   #15 
     - I *could* have had both  MannyGoldstein   Dec-12-10 10:27 AM   #25 
        - No you couldn't  BklnDem75   Dec-12-10 10:46 AM   #29 
  - If the citizens knew where the money was coming from, maybe  Vinca   Dec-12-10 08:06 AM   #7 
  - It's a no brainer: Ending Bush's tax cuts for the rich  mtnsnake   Dec-12-10 08:32 AM   #11 
  - Last Time I Checked American Paper Was Rated AAA  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-12-10 08:43 AM   #13 
  - OK Fair answer. Thanks nt  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 09:20 AM   #16 
  - The first one, obviously.  jefferson_dem   Dec-12-10 08:35 AM   #12 
  - The middle class wants their tax cut and is unwilling to give it up ...  JoePhilly   Dec-12-10 09:20 AM   #17 
  - Number 1, of course.  CakeGrrl   Dec-12-10 09:22 AM   #18 
  - Being a strong leader. THAT'S the point. It's not the bill...it's the lack of negotiation &  Honeycombe8   Dec-12-10 09:23 AM   #19 
  - Who said there was a lack of negotiation?  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 09:50 AM   #21 
  - 2. n/t.  Dawgs   Dec-12-10 09:44 AM   #20 
  - You can have both. We just need someone who is capable of making it happen. n/t  Exilednight   Dec-12-10 10:05 AM   #23 
  - Who? Merlin? Superman? James Bond? Jed Bartlet?  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 11:42 AM   #32 
  - I was thinking about the man who ran for the presidency in 2008, but it seems that he's now MIA. n/t  Exilednight   Dec-12-10 01:15 PM   #37 
  - Guess voted for a guy with superpowers  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 01:24 PM   #40 
     - I voted for a guy who I believed to be an intellectual, but all we got was a man who is  Exilednight   Dec-12-10 02:04 PM   #41 
        - How so? nt  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 03:33 PM   #42 
           - An intellectual is a person who uses ...........  Exilednight   Dec-12-10 03:47 PM   #44 
  - I nominate Gary Busey!  phleshdef   Dec-12-10 03:48 PM   #46 
  - I can't believe you aren't smart enough to realize the error in your logic.  Aramchek   Dec-12-10 01:17 PM   #38 
     - I'm not surprised that you aren't smart enough to realize the error of your logic. n/t  Exilednight   Dec-12-10 08:38 PM   #50 
  - We could have had both if the pres had outed Republicans to the people instead of caving. nt  polichick   Dec-12-10 10:06 AM   #24 
  - Not only should we have had both,  Jakes Progress   Dec-12-10 10:42 AM   #27 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-12-10 11:44 AM   #34 
  - He spent the entire 2010 campaign season "outing them" over tax cuts...  phleshdef   Dec-12-10 03:50 PM   #47 
  - Which would you rather have?  Jakes Progress   Dec-12-10 10:40 AM   #26 
  - Unless you can figure out how to get 60 votes in the Senate  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 11:45 AM   #35 
     - Unless you know how to get 60 votes  Jakes Progress   Dec-12-10 03:39 PM   #43 
  - Easy. #1. Because it has a major financial impact on middle class  Phx_Dem   Dec-12-10 10:43 AM   #28 
  - Exactly. And publicly turning on Obama just makes the right wingers gloat.  Hoyt   Dec-12-10 11:02 AM   #30 
  - Thank you for a mature answer. nt  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 11:43 AM   #33 
  - #1 obviously  BklnDem75   Dec-12-10 11:19 AM   #31 
  - he set it up so he couldn't have both and congress dithered until the GOP won  yurbud   Dec-12-10 11:59 AM   #36 
  - Reconciliatiion can only be used once a year  JamesA1102   Dec-12-10 01:19 PM   #39 
  - The most important promise is the one the GOP made.....  FrenchieCat   Dec-12-10 03:48 PM   #45 
  - 2  harun   Dec-12-10 03:57 PM   #48 
  - Since I want neither it doesn't really matter which one is more important.  TheKentuckian   Dec-12-10 06:28 PM   #49 
 

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