Disillusioned Bayh advocates electoral “shock” to broken system

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Banjo, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Banjo


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  3. Sounds like a Tea Party kind of guy.
  4. No, sounds like an American who is not affiliated with any party at all...

  5. BFD. Some guys wanted to raise taxes without having to vote for raising taxes, so they came up with the idea of a commission to do the very job they were elected to do. Now Byah is claiming that's the reason he's quitting? Seems unlikely to me. Probably closer to the truth is he is tired of having to spend every night going to fundraisers hosted by lobbyists.

    The rules of the Senate are designed to prevent quick action. On balance, that is a good thing. Would we be better off if the Senate had rubberstamped Obama's socialist agenda? I think not. I do not believe filibusters should be allowed on confirmations, where the Constitution explicitly requires only a majority.

    What some see as excessive partisanship looks a lot like standing by principles to me. Democrats like Obama are quick to label any opposition to their plans as partisanship or obstructionism, but they didn't feel that way when they were blocking everything Bush tried to do.

    Considering the nightmares congress creates when it does pass significant legislation, I think a little gridlock is a good thing.
  6. "but they didn't feel that way when they were blocking everything Bush tried to do."

    That is such a blatant lie...

    It would be shocking if blatant lies were not constantly pouring out of you like pus out of an infected wound...

  7. Just sucks that Congress did Rubber stamp Bush's Lemon socialist agenda.
  8. Electoral Shock Therapy. An idea whose time has come.
  9. Lucrum


    That didn't last very long Art/Z10, drinking again are you?
  10. Lucrum


    I agree.

    Do you Canadians have an electoral college as well?

    Or are you just obsessing over another country's politics again?
    #10     Feb 16, 2010