Comments on: U.S. politics? “It sucks,” former chief of staff says http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/15/u-s-politics-it-sucks-former-chief-of-staff-says/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Yellow105 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/15/u-s-politics-it-sucks-former-chief-of-staff-says/comment-page-1/#comment-406618 Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:42:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=24805#comment-406618 You guys can’t be serious. BORK?? LMAO!!

Can you guys say, “Alito, Roberts, give our nominees an up or down vote”??

Apparently, “Up or down vote” has fallen out of the Republican vocabulary now that they are the minority party. So has “hypocrisy”…

And when members of the MAJORITY Party refuse to seek re-election, you have REAL problems….But when MORE members of the MINORITY Party refuse to seek re-election,…it’s never a problem…

You guys really do create your own reality. It’s a good thing you have the media to cover your butts for you.

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By: TyC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/15/u-s-politics-it-sucks-former-chief-of-staff-says/comment-page-1/#comment-406607 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:43:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=24805#comment-406607 Sting and Neoavatara.

It’s good to see people on here with a grasp on reality of the current political situation.

Republicans re not the reason for the failed policies of this congress and this president.

The American people are angry and the day of reckoning is coming for the current majority party. It’s always the party in power that is judged…

Nov 2010 can’t come soon enough.

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By: neoavatara http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/15/u-s-politics-it-sucks-former-chief-of-staff-says/comment-page-1/#comment-406606 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:07:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=24805#comment-406606 The lack of leadership has been from Obama, no doubt. First, he placated the left by listening to Pelosi. Then, he blamed Republicans for his incompetence. Next, he said Republicans are just doing it for political expediency.

Hello. This president had a filibuster proof Congress. They have no one to blame but themselves.

http://neoavatara.com/blog/?p=9733

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By: sting http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/15/u-s-politics-it-sucks-former-chief-of-staff-says/comment-page-1/#comment-406605 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:01:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=24805#comment-406605 The lack of leadership is not from Congress. The lack of leadership is Obama. He still thinks he’s running for office.
When members of the MAJORITY Party refuse to seek re-election, you have REAL problems within YOUR own Party.
Can you say, “Jimmy Carter”?

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By: sting http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/15/u-s-politics-it-sucks-former-chief-of-staff-says/comment-page-1/#comment-406604 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:39:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=24805#comment-406604 The Democrats have had a “super majority” up until they lost Ted Kennedy’s seat. There was no excuse for not passing anything and everything they wanted.
Stop blaming Republicans for the Majority Party’s lack of leadership.
When you talk of “obstructionist tactics with no precedent in American history”…I suggest you try reading a history book.
Can you say, “BORK”???

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By: getplaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/15/u-s-politics-it-sucks-former-chief-of-staff-says/comment-page-1/#comment-406597 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:36:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=24805#comment-406597 Imagine what the American political system would look like if the United States Senate operated the way it did for the better part of two centuries — with a majority party that’s allowed to bring its agenda to the floor for up-or-down votes. Imagine how much healthier the system would be if presidential nominees for key posts and for the judiciary were allowed to be approved with the support of a Senate majority, the way the American system used to operate without controversy.

Imagine the strength of our system, in other words, if a party could win national elections and then have the opportunity to govern with the agenda it had presented to voters during the campaign.

If the Senate majority were allowed to bring legislation up for votes, this Congress would be among the most productive and successful in generations, approving economy-rescuing recovery efforts, health care reform, energy and climate packages, Wall Street reform, and a sweeping new student-loan bill.

That wouldn’t “suck” at all.

The only thing stopping this from happening — literally, the only thing — are Republican obstructionist tactics with no precedent in American history. The result is a system that Podesta described quite accurately.

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