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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    And then we got, "We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for a ride, but they gotta sit in back."
    This is what he said: "Finally we got this car up on level ground. And, yes, it's a little beat up. It needs to go to the body shop. It's got some dents; it needs a tune-up. But it's pointing in the right direction. And now we've got the Republicans tapping us on the shoulder, saying, we want the keys back.

    You can't have the keys back. You don't know how to drive. You can ride with us if you want, but you got to sit in the backseat. We're going to put middle-class America in the front seat. We're looking out for them."

    He was speaking of the economy and the wreck it was when he was elected. He repeatedly tried to get the Republicans to work with him. Take the Dream Act. That was originally introduced by a Republican.

    The DREAM Act was immigration legislation designed to protect children illegally brought to the U.S. by family members. As long as they stayed out of trouble, they wouldn’t be deported. This would also protect immigrants who have served in the U.S. military. Seriously, risking your life in war for the U.S. is apparently not enough, leading to actual military veterans being deported. They fight for our freedom, only to be told they can’t partake. ‘Murica!

    The original DREAM Act was proposed in 2001 by Republican Senator Orrin Hatch and included co-sponsors from both parties. It came to a vote in 2010, passing the U.S. House 216-198, but failing in the Senate by not reaching the 60-vote super-majority needed to avert a filibuster.

    You might think perhaps the bill changed enough between 2001 and 2010 in ways that angered Republicans, but surprisingly, the only real changes actually made the bill more restrictive towards immigrants. Ironically, these changes led to five Democrats voting against it, which would have been enough to avoid the filibuster.

    Nevertheless, Obama did everything he could to garner enough support from both sides of the aisle. When it came up short, it was due to opposition from Democrats upset that it contained too much compromise.
    Top 10 Times Obama Worked Across The Aisle And Hit A Republican Wall

    Obama appointed several Republicans to various offices. Has Trump appointed any Democrats?

    Cap and Trade was another Republican idea but because Obama wanted to work with it, it suddenly became a commie pinko plot.

    Obama wanted to cut corporate taxes while at the same time eliminating loopholes but Republicans wouldn't work with him.

    Then there was the ACA. most of the law is based on Republican ideas. The mandate, for example, at one time was considered taking personal responsibility by Republicans. Not to mention the fact that Republican got over 160 amendments in the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    This is what he said: "Finally we got this car up on level ground. And, yes, it's a little beat up. It needs to go to the body shop. It's got some dents; it needs a tune-up. But it's pointing in the right direction. And now we've got the Republicans tapping us on the shoulder, saying, we want the keys back.

    You can't have the keys back. You don't know how to drive. You can ride with us if you want, but you got to sit in the backseat. We're going to put middle-class America in the front seat. We're looking out for them."

    He was speaking of the economy and the wreck it was when he was elected. He repeatedly tried to get the Republicans to work with him. Take the Dream Act. That was originally introduced by a Republican.



    Top 10 Times Obama Worked Across The Aisle And Hit A Republican Wall

    Obama appointed several Republicans to various offices. Has Trump appointed any Democrats?

    Cap and Trade was another Republican idea but because Obama wanted to work with it, it suddenly became a commie pinko plot.

    Obama wanted to cut corporate taxes while at the same time eliminating loopholes but Republicans wouldn't work with him.

    Then there was the ACA. most of the law is based on Republican ideas. The mandate, for example, at one time was considered taking personal responsibility by Republicans. Not to mention the fact that Republican got over 160 amendments in the bill.
    I told them that. They still flung crap at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweettee View Post
    Let's list The RABID ORANGE CUR'S political experience and qualifications.....starting with your favorites:

    1. He's not Obama
    2. He's white.
    Or that he will fix what Obama did to hurt this country

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    Quote Originally Posted by steezer View Post
    If you were a Democrat saying the same things about Republicans, I'd still say you're an idiot.
    No you wouldn't you would agree with anything derogatory said about GOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatleboy View Post
    Let's see, Obama was voted in twice, won both electoral college and popular vote. Trump, well all I can say is, like to see Trump get handed what Obama did, he'd shit his pants not knowing what to do. You might want to take a look at who actually voted for our new President. Most were ignorant, some were not.
    What Trump has is as bad. Obama is only the second president so incompetent he could not get one year above 3% GDP. The only other president that did this was Hoover during the great depression

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    Jesus Hussein Christ. You people have the House, the Senate and the White House - complete control - and you're STILL crying about the democrats.
    So why is it the democrats are the obstruction party instead of working with the GOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So why is it the democrats are the obstruction party instead of working with the GOP
    So why were the Republicans the obstruction party instead of working with the Democrats and Obama?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    So why were the Republicans the obstruction party instead of working with the Democrats and Obama?
    They gave Obama much of what he wanted like the sequester and his supreme court nominees

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