Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 17, 2011, 3:22 p.m. EST by zati321
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you seem to think the president can just do whatever he/she wants, so the fact that obama didnt do as much as you would have liked proves he's just as bad as the other side--it was the other side preventing him from doing it all!! even when d's had a filibuster proof majority in congress, we still needed to get the southern "blue dog" democrats on board, who have many right winger constituents. senators in states where insurance companies are located also were worried about their jobs. those are the D's you should be mad at, not obama. but obama didnt do what R's ALWAYS do: threaten D members if they dont vote in lockstep: "you wont get that committee \chairmanship....or RNC money for your next campaign..." a lot of things. it's perfectly obvious obama did as much as he possibly could, and just barely was able to pass most of it after long fights--still, he did more than any president since johnson.