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Carol
01-17-2011, 06:06 PM
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Jan-17-11 05:51 PM
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GOP House leader claims Dems still control power

GOP House leader claims Dems still control power
by Jed Lewison

You know how Republicans triumphantly "won" the 2010 midterm?

Well, even though GOPers recaptured control of the House, installing John Boehner as Speaker, Majority Leader Eric Cantor is now saying that Democrats still control the federal government:


Republicans have spent the past two years excoriating President Barack Obama’s agenda and saying they have far better ideas on how to run the country.

Now that they control the House, Republicans are being curiously deferential to the president, suggesting on several occasions that he needs to take the lead in setting the agenda. ...

“We as Republicans do not control this federal government—the other party does,” Mr. Cantor said Friday.

Cantor's words basically mirror the advice of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, who last week urged the GOP to avoid taking any responsibility for running government so that they can continue pointing the finger of blame at President Obama for everything that goes wrong. The only thing Barbour and Cantor think the GOP should do is say "no" to policies they don't like so that they can do better in the next election. In other words, nothing has changed since November.


Republican playbook, from con job to bluster to cop out.I have to laugh at this.

Democrats and leftists have spent 2 years blaming Republicans for "obstructing" Obama's and the Democrats agenda. They had the house, congress and the Presidency...with a super majority. Yet it is the Republicans that obstructed so they couldn't get anything done.

Now they still have the congress and the Presidency and they are blaming the Republicans for who knows what.

They have one mode.....blame conservatives, Republicans and Christians for whatever they don't like.

tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan-17-11 05:54 PM
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1. That's just about as pathetic as it gets.

Let's hope the people who voted them in put two and two together.
Yes we do put "two and two together"....... a minority party can only do so much. We have expectations of them, but we know who has been setting policy and who will be setting it in the next 2 years. Democrats.


craigmatic (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan-17-11 05:58 PM
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2. They really don't care about anything but power and will run this country into the ground if they

think it'll benefit them in some way. I wonder how the raising of the debt ceiling will be debated.

Kennah Donating Member (920 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan-17-11 06:02 PM
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3. Put another way, Mr. Cantor is saying ...

... the GOP is going to hold it's breath until it gets control of the Senate and the Presidency in 2012.

If that doesn't work, then they are going to stamp their feet and slam the bedroom door.