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Think we'll be better off next year with a Republican majority?

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by Biker, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    If this is any indication, we're totally screwed.

    Senate Republicans block bill: NSA will continue monitoring your calls (+video) - CSMonitor.com

    I don't see things changing at all, and if anything, getting much worse in some areas.
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I've said it before. GOP is not the answer.
  3. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    The Republicans are very far from being perfect, and Boehner never follows up on any of his threats, but I'd like to point out something here: The Republicans won't have an actual voting majority in the Senate until January 2015. Correct me if I'm wrong.

  4. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    You are correct, but in the spirit of this thread, I still don't see anything changing. For the past six years the number one item on many Republicans' agendas has been to oppose anything that Obama favors, and to be in favor of anything that Obama opposes. Without opining on the merits of this stance, a Senate majority isn't going to change this. All of this post-election talk of about working together? Really?
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  5. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I'm not seeing Obama as working with anybody, not even his own party.
  6. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Well, I think they're going to work together on all the wrong shit, and oppose each other on all the wrong shit.

    Republicans weren't put in office. The Democrats who voted for the crap that was thrust on us were simply thrown out, by a rather angry electorate. Many of the Republicans elected had campaigns of going in and chopping that socialist crap out, and of course are already backpedaling and saying we're not going to do this or that... Douchebags...

    And the first thing they do is clip themselves by declaring shutdown and impeachment are off the table, the two counterbalancing powers given to Congress. So now, Obama can do just whatever he likes, with impunity. Constitution be damned, for the next two years he is an emperor.
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  7. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    When I posted my first comment, I was actually referring to the headline "Senate Republicans Block Bill . . . " and pointing to the fact they couldn't do that in the Senate until January. I'm not naive enough to think we are going to live happily ever after with a Republican majority.

    I do believe that Obama is about to do something that would normally get the leader of a democracy into trouble. Maybe, just maybe the Supreme Court will get fed up enough with this little banana republic dictator to smack him down. I don't know enough of the workings of the Supreme Court to fully understand what they can do if Congress just sits there as usual and worries about losing votes. GRRR!

    Is Obama a president or a king? Playing with constitutional fire | Fox News
  8. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old School Conservative


    It's a Senate procedural rule that it takes 60 votes to end debate on a bill and bring it to a final vote. There are at present 53 Dems and 2 Independents that caucus with them (one of the I's, Bernie Sanders is actually a Socialist), versus 45 Republicans. So, the D's cannot run over the R's and ramrod bills through the Senate unilaterally.

    If no R's want to vote for "Cloture," the bill dies. Remember "The Nuclear Option" a few years back? That was a proposal to get rid of the 60 vote rule.
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  9. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Thanks, Mark.

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