Congress' approval ratings sink lower & lower each year. Is it your contention that this "group" is more responsible now, than at ANY other time?<quoted text>Well, the difference to me is, I'm not demonizing a "side". I am actively demonizing a particular group, an infamous group, that has already established a place in posterity as among if not atop the very most ineffectual and self-involved Congresses in American history. Do the math, by any measure you choose - this bunch is dismal.
Wow, this "group" is devious. In one of the most important elections of our lifetime, you think the chess games won't get heated? And during the next election cycle, you think it impossible for the other "group" to top this "group" in filibusters, blocked appt's, creative voting, and feet dragging?<quoted text>
They have used the filibuster over >360 times< - more than any in history. Their fiscal brinksmanship resulted directly in a downgrade in the US credit rating. They have blocked more appointments than any in history. They have voted against their >own< initiatives and ideas. They have blocked any jobs bills. They have drug their feet over any positive legislation whatsoever and have proposed >none< as an alternative. Shall we continue?
I wonder how many bills passed by the Republican led House are stashed in Harry "the obstructionist" Reid's desk. Do you have a tally of bills passed by the Republican led House that Harry wouldn't even allow a vote on?
I can't blame you for not wanting to talk about the past. Cos this last paragraph reminds me of the Dems' fervor to chase GW Bush outta the WH. Only thing is, Congressional politicians have been putting politics over nation to the point of it becoming status quo, long ago.<quoted text>
It ain't a "side" - it's a particular gang of individuals who have boldly and brazenly declared that regaining the executive branch is a higher priority than stewarding the nation's legislative process. You yourself have criticized the President for doing anything besides jobs and economy, yet you have no criticism for them who have admitted that, for them, politics trumps nation. Sure, sure, they all "do it", in bits and pieces, if that makes you feel better. But here we ain't talking about burglars of the past, we've got them red-handed right there. Do we throw up our hands and say, "Ah, let 'em go, what's the use, they all do it?"
Enter the teabaggers.