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Sun Dec 14, 2014, 10:23 PM

Obama’s SuperMajority? for how long?

Sure, I’m upset with President Obama over many matters.

But the fact that he could have rammed shit through is crap!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-m-granholm/debunking-the-myth-obamas_b_1929869.html

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Reply Obama’s SuperMajority? for how long? (Original post)
busterbrown Dec 2014 OP
PoliticAverse Dec 2014 #1
Prophet 451 Dec 2014 #2
quadrature Dec 2014 #3
Fearless Dec 2014 #4
fasttense Dec 2014 #5

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sun Dec 14, 2014, 11:05 PM

1. Only 51 votes are required to modify the filibuster rule so 60 votes

aren't required to pass any legislation.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 12:45 AM

2. About three months, IIRC

It took an age to get Franken seated because his opponent was a sore loser and insisted on dragging everything through the courts.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 01:22 AM

3. July'09 thru Jan'10 .... about three months or so ...nt

 

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 05:57 AM

4. What exactly has he wanted to pass that he couldn't?

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 09:24 AM

5. Well he has a group of congress critters

 

Coming in at the end of the year that agree with him on fascism and free market economics.
So he should be able to reduce social security, implement more austerity and pass the TPP without any problems.

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