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Old 06-12-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bigironcross View Post
No, what I meant was that he should have been more aggressive in trying to pass his legislation in his first two years even though he didn't have a filibuster proof majority.
Please refer to my previous post, he did pass numerous pieces of legislation that he was hoping to.

Originally Posted by bigironcross View Post
Normally, when a president wins the election, he has 100 days where congress allows most of his legislation to pass. Obama did not have any honeymoon with the Republicans in Congress.
Normal or not, this is no where in the Constitution. No one, Democrat or Republican, or from any other third party is obligated to let legislation pass.

In fact, they take an oath of office:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

As you can see, they are duty-bound to the Constitution, not the President.

Originally Posted by bigironcross View Post
If he had passed his measures and things went bust, he should take the blame.

However, he should take the blame for not passing more of his measures.
Again, please refer back to my post, he passed many measures. And then refer to Wizard's post as to the economic facts/results of those measures.

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