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Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:43 PM

Of course the GOP House doesn't want to do its job in the last eleven months of a Presidency.

Of course the GOP House doesn't want to do its job in the last eleven months of a Presidency. In their defense, the last year of the last President (2008) wasn't a real winner,

Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq: 322.
Number Of U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan: 151.
Number Of Jobs Lost: 1.9 million.
Number Of Banks Federal Government Now Owns Stock In: 206.
Number Of Uninsured Americans: 47.5 million.
Change In Housing Prices: declined 18 percent.
Change In Health Insurance Premiums: increased 5 percent.
Change In Number Of Delinquent Mortgages: increased 75 percent.
Change In Use Of Food Stamps: increased 17 percent.
Change In Dow Jones Industrial Average: declined 35 percent.
Change In Bush Approval Rating: declined 9 percent to 29 percent.


http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2009/01/01/34232/year-end-stats/

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Sun Feb 14, 2016, 06:59 PM

1. When have the pukes ever down their job since President Obama was elected?

They think their job is to repeal the ACA and to obstruct the president at every turn. Let no presidental nominees get approved is their motto. It will be nothing different with whoever the president nominates for the Court.

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Sun Feb 14, 2016, 07:10 PM

2. They haven't done

 

anything yet. Why start now?

Logically, it's real easy for them. They don't have to have ideas, policies, or even platforms for their campaigns. They simply vilify the president (easy to do with Republicans, given the president's skin tone), and then spend 8 years obstructing him. It's the best strategy I've seen in a long time. When their voters go to the polls and ask "what has my senator done for me?" Their answer is always "well we stopped the devil Obama from doing anything!" My God, they're all rich and powerful and all they have to do is nothing, mixed with a little lying. This country.

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