Awwww, you're being too polite. The Obama budgets weren't just voted down, they were crushed like a cockroach under a boot.<quoted text>
In his speech, Romney faulted Obama for failing to pass a budget. He was correct that the two times Congress voted on the president’s budget requests, both times they were voted down. But the job of passing a budget resolution is not the president’s. That responsibility falls to Congress, and even then the president doesn’t sign it. As Ellis, our expert, put it: "The president has no role in passing a budget. The president can cajole Congress about passing a budget and advocate for positions and funding levels, but in the end, Congress approves the budget resolution for their own purposes." That’s the difference between this and other claims we’ve rated which blamed Congress for inaction on the budget.
Romney’s statement contains a grain of truth, in that two of Obama’s budget requests failed to pass. But citing those votes leaves a wrong impression -- namely that the votes were anything more than political theater. Romney omitted the more critical information that passing a federal budget is the job of Congress. Given all that, we rate his statement Mostly False.
Obama couldn't get not one, not a single goddam vote for either of his budgets in the whole of the goddam Congress.
Cynicism aside, that is an indication of something extraordinarily wrong and deceitful about our current government.
How can the president's own party be so diametrically opposed to Obama's vision of what the government should do to the point of not having a single person in Congress supporting Obama's vision of what the government should do, and this same political party nominates this same person they think is a loon for a second term as president.
If I didn't know anything else, and I observed that, I'd want that element as far away from my government as I could imagine. There's too much at stake to allow such deceit involved with such a powerful element in the world.