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08:59 am: Well that election could have gone better...
Obama pre-negotiated with himself the whole way through his first two years, not able to get most of what he wanted (even after negotiations) through the Senate even though he had a majority (but you need a SUPER-majority -- unless you're a Republican president, then the rules are different). Now he's got less help in the senate and will get no help from the house.

I forget where I heard it, but leading into this financial crisis, it was like conservatives got us into this car barreling straight toward a ramp to try to jump a ravine, seatbelts off, yee-haw. Then we switched drivers. The new driver knows we can't stop and we can't turn, so the only thing left to do is gas it -- open it (spending) to the max, get us over that ravine, deal with the damage (inflation) later once we survive. But instead he compromised with the guys who just handed over the wheel, and said, "Well, let's just give it half as much gas as we think we need, maybe that ravine's not so wide".

And now we're in the ravine. And out of gas.

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From:zompus
Date:November 3rd, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
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At least 2 years of hearing John Bohener as Speaker of the House and Republicans in charge of committees, at least six years of hearing Rand Paul. And nothing will get done by Republicans and they will blame it on the Democrats for rejecting their ideas. And Reid The Spineless is still Senate Majority Leader.

At CA didn't elect Fiorina or Whitman.
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