You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #15: I think you are missing a large part of why things weren't done..... [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU
jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:08 AM
Response to Original message
15. I think you are missing a large part of why things weren't done.....
namely the house and senate who get to vote on legislation. Lieberman said NO to single payer and the public option....he was the 60th vote. The SOFA deal by bush says all troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011...that is the plan that is in force. Closing Gitmo and bringing detainees to civilian court was nixed by the might remember the 'not in my backyard' stuff about where to put them until tried. The stimulus package did help stop job loss and turn the economy towards recovery. Other incentives have also helped. DADT is out, DOMA is starting the process....much more than any other President has done. Too slow? Yes definitely. But again the congress votes and the votes have to be there. Financial reform has been enacted, and the corps didn't like it. Alternative energies are being pushed, they have been from the start of the Obama administration.

We would all have liked to see the obstacles fall down, one by one, and have success in everything. Unfortunately it wasn't up to one man to do it. We are at a place in time when 4 more years of progressive movement is vital. Allowing the rightwing to take the WH is unthinkable.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC