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The ones who are preventing the economy of the US from making a faster recovery are the people running the GOP.

They've been saying no to Obama since day one simply because they don't like him. So instead of putting their own feelings aside and actually concentrating on healing the country, they choose hinder Obama's plans for the economy out of spite.

SOURCE: http://swampland.time.com/2012/08/23/the-party-of-no-new-details-on-the-gop-plot-to-obstruct-obama/

Despite opposition from the GOP, Obama managed to bring the unemployment rate down to 7.8%.
I'm positive that with the full cooperation of the GOP, the country's economy would have significantly improved in 4 years time.

But instead we have people pulling this crap in Congress today:




and SOURCE: http://www.politicususa.com/house-republicans-refuse-democrats-request-work.html


What is your opinion on this matter?
They want to make Obama look like a failure so he would lose. The GOP has been in power since 1968 and in 2008, they lost it.
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This is silly. Firstly, as part of being a good leader you should be able to lead. Secondly this country by definition operates on checks and balances. Obviously the don't like the policies, mainly because they don't believe they would work properly or justly. Finally, don't assume someone is corrupt for stupid reasons, it's like a really silly ad hom.
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Oh I hate the GOP with a passion.
Avgvsto
This is silly. Firstly, as part of being a good leader you should be able to lead. Secondly this country by definition operates on checks and balances. Obviously the don't like the policies, mainly because they don't believe they would work properly or justly. Finally, don't assume someone is corrupt for stupid reasons, it's like a really silly ad hom.


You're ignoring the fact that they have flat out said they would block everything just because it's Obama.
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Avgvsto
This is silly. Firstly, as part of being a good leader you should be able to lead. Secondly this country by definition operates on checks and balances. Obviously the don't like the policies, mainly because they don't believe they would work properly or justly. Finally, don't assume someone is corrupt for stupid reasons, it's like a really silly ad hom.


You're ignoring the fact that they have flat out said they would block everything just because it's Obama.
And? They must disagree with something about him. It's not like they actually believe giving some compromise would help the country, otherwise they would do it.
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Oh and also my argument ignores the fact that I believe that hardly anyone in federal positions has pure intentions. I'm not going to bring in corruption because it is moot by equivalence.
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Avgvsto
This is silly. Firstly, as part of being a good leader you should be able to lead. Secondly this country by definition operates on checks and balances. Obviously the don't like the policies, mainly because they don't believe they would work properly or justly. Finally, don't assume someone is corrupt for stupid reasons, it's like a really silly ad hom.


You're ignoring the fact that they have flat out said they would block everything just because it's Obama.
And? They must disagree with something about him. It's not like they actually believe giving some compromise would help the country, otherwise they would do it.


They disagree with him because he's a Democrat. They've had power all the way up until 2008. Do you think they're happy about that? No.

It would be the same if it was any other Democrat that took the office. The point is, he's not under their control therefore they do everything in their power to make Obama and the Democrats look bad so next time the people would think twice before electing another Democrat to presidency. It's logic. People who have power (GOP) don't like giving up power, and now they're stuck with Romney to take take back the power they had before 2008. The way they're doing that is by blocking everything Obama tries to do to help the economy and by throwing out lies about him and his deceased mother, who they've recently called a whore. How classy.
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The real enemy of the USA isn't the GOP, but bipartisanship in general.
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Knitty Witty
The real enemy of the USA isn't the GOP, but bipartisanship in general.
Easier to control the people if you divide them up obv.
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Avgvsto
This is silly. Firstly, as part of being a good leader you should be able to lead. Secondly this country by definition operates on checks and balances. Obviously the don't like the policies, mainly because they don't believe they would work properly or justly. Finally, don't assume someone is corrupt for stupid reasons, it's like a really silly ad hom.


You're ignoring the fact that they have flat out said they would block everything just because it's Obama.
And? They must disagree with something about him. It's not like they actually believe giving some compromise would help the country, otherwise they would do it.


They do disagree with something about him. He's black, educated and a Democrat.

They have proven over and over again that they don't care about helping the country. Most politicians are extremely selfish and egotistical. They care about getting reelected over everything else.

I guess we agree that people in the government don't have pure intentions most of the time.
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Knitty Witty
The real enemy of the USA isn't the GOP, but bipartisanship in general.
Easier to control the people if you divide them up obv.


Agreed and that's actually one of the reasons we went to war with Iraq. After 9/11 the country was united. That makes the government nervous. So they had to do something to divide the country again. It's just psychology and logic.
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ddanyaeI
Knitty Witty
The real enemy of the USA isn't the GOP, but bipartisanship in general.
Easier to control the people if you divide them up obv.


Agreed and that's actually one of the reasons we went to war with Iraq. After 9/11 the country was united. That makes the government nervous. So they had to do something to divide the country again. It's just psychology and logic.
Aaaaaaaaaactually, no. We went to war with Iraq because the powers that be were fed misinformation by a high ranking government official with MIC ties. Person being d**k Cheney. Know why Scooter Libby's in prison? For that crime. Well, not actually that crime, being the furnishing of false information (yellow-cake uranium sales from Niger to Iraq) but rather the defamation and outing of the ambassador to Niger and his operative wife who contested the claim by Haliburton Cheney.

No overarching PsyOps conspiracy there. Just typical MIC interference in American domestic and foreign policy.
Major Lima Charlie
Mei tsuki7
ddanyaeI
Knitty Witty
The real enemy of the USA isn't the GOP, but bipartisanship in general.
Easier to control the people if you divide them up obv.


Agreed and that's actually one of the reasons we went to war with Iraq. After 9/11 the country was united. That makes the government nervous. So they had to do something to divide the country again. It's just psychology and logic.
Aaaaaaaaaactually, no. We went to war with Iraq because the powers that be were fed misinformation by a high ranking government official with MIC ties. Person being d**k Cheney. Know why Scooter Libby's in prison? For that crime. Well, not actually that crime, being the furnishing of false information (yellow-cake uranium sales from Niger to Iraq) but rather the defamation and outing of the ambassador to Niger and his operative wife who contested the claim by Haliburton Cheney.

No overarching PsyOps conspiracy there. Just typical MIC interference in American domestic and foreign policy.


I said 'one of' not 'the'. There's more than one reason why we went to war with Iraq just as there is more than one reason for the vast majority of decisions people and the government make.

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