Originally Posted By: pdx rick
Originally Posted By: perotista
I think with the super majorities Obama had his first two years, he could have gotten anything he wanted through congress. He chose to let it be one thing, the ACA.

Yet, there were over fifty bills passed. You should be kissing Obama's black feet that your diabetes is no longer a pre-existing condition.

Also too, 58 Den senators are not a "super majority." That would be 67. Your hyperbole is noted.

It takes 60 for cloture and has since 1975. With the two independents caucusing with the democrats they had 60 from 7 July 2009-4 Feb 2010. True there were only 58 Democrats or who called themselves Democrats, but with the two independents Joe Lieberman and Bernie Sanders, that made 60 which was held until Scott Brown replaced Ted Kennedy. Actually Brown replaced Paul Kirk who had replaced Ted Kennedy.

Your super majority isn't 67 anymore. It's 60.

Edited by perotista (08/03/20 12:39 AM)
It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.