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Operation "Blessing" : PeeWeeDan prays hard to Obama watch

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8466995.stm

    "Republican Scott Brown has won a shock victory in the race for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts left vacant by Democrat Edward Kennedy's death.

    The result is a huge blow to President Barack Obama, whose healthcare reform programme is now in doubt. "
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    I know, it's wonderful :woo:
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    Democracy!
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    Obama's reign of terror? I must have been missing something here. Most of what I've seen from America has been the Democrats ineffectually trying to pass things in the Senate and then looking unhappy because they don't have a big enough supermajority.
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    Obama = Osama? Terrorist! :woo:
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    (Original post by Joy Division)
    Obama = Osama? Terrorist! :woo:
    Hussein? :yep:
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    (Original post by flugestuge)
    Time for Obama to go to war.
    War is good for votes.
    He should declare war on Canada.
    On the first day of the Vancouver Winter Olympics...to show them who is boss?
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    Americans are an absolute bunch of dicks
    They vote a man into power then vote against the reforms which they voted him in for.
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    Absolutely excellent news. Maybe we'll have some balance when the Democrats lose this supermajority.
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    Obama's reign of terror? I must have been missing something here. Most of what I've seen from America has been the Democrats ineffectually trying to pass things in the Senate and then looking unhappy because they don't have a big enough supermajority.
    That's what constitutes a reign of terror these days. You know, if you're a right-wing nutjob.
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    Obama's reign of terror? I must have been missing something here. Most of what I've seen from America has been the Democrats ineffectually trying to pass things in the Senate and then looking unhappy because they don't have a big enough supermajority.
    This.

    Obama hasn't pushed through the reforms he promised. He too much of a consensus guy. If even the watered down Health Reform legislation isn't passed it's going to damage the rest of his Presidency, and truely hurt the long term prospects of the country.

    This is so depressing.
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    (Original post by Ludwig Wittgenstein)
    Americans are an absolute bunch of dicks
    They vote a man into power then vote against the reforms which they voted him in for.
    The public aren't voting against healthcare reform, Congress is.
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    (Original post by PeeWeeDan)
    Absolutely excellent news. Maybe we'll have some balance when the Democrats lose this supermajority.
    1 Senate seat constitutes a 'Super Majority'? Being held ransom to Joe Liberman hardly constitutes absolute power.
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    (Original post by Student2806)
    The public aren't voting against healthcare reform, Congress is.
    Yes and the public knew what would come if they voted this guy in - one more seat against reform.
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    (Original post by Cinematographic)
    1 Senate seat constitutes a 'Super Majority'? Being held ransom to Joe Liberman hardly constitutes absolute power.
    They have both houses, and one house is fillibusterproof... sounds pretty super to me. I just hope 2010 knocks him down a peg.
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    (Original post by Cinematographic)
    This.

    Obama hasn't pushed through the reforms he promised. He too much of a consensus guy. If even the watered down Health Reform legislation isn't passed it's going to damage the rest of his Presidency, and truely hurt the long term prospects of the country.

    This is so depressing.
    Yes, because nationalised universal healthcare is the only possible way any healthcare system can work anywhere...
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    (Original post by Cinematographic)
    1 Senate seat constitutes a 'Super Majority'?
    Brown's election means the Democrats lose their 60 seat majority in the Senate, which means they don't now have 3/5 (60/100 seats) of the voting power which just happens to be the threshold for closing debate on a proposal. So even if all the Democrats vote in favour of closing debate on something, it still wouldn't be enough to actually do it - they'd need some Republican support.
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    Yes, because nationalised universal healthcare is the only possible way any healthcare system can work anywhere...
    No, it isn't. And Obama's proposal is -miles- away from Nationalised Universal Healthcare.
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    This 'beefcake' fellow seems particularly annoying.
 
 
 
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