Bi-Partisanship Is Not For Someone Who Wants to Be Future President
This is not even a rumor. Republican senators and governors (especially the governors) all wanted Obama’s Stimulus Bill to pass. Well to be more specific, pass without them.
Here is Arlan Specter, a GOP senator who voted for the stimulus (one of the only three):
“When I came back to the cloak room after coming to the agreement a week ago today, one of my colleagues said, ‘Arlen, I’m proud of you.’ My Republican colleague said, ‘Arlen, I’m proud of you.’ I said, ‘Are you going to vote with me?’ And he said, ‘No, I might have a primary.’ And I said, ‘Well, you know very well I’m going to have a primary.’ “I think there are a lot of people in the Republican caucus who are glad to see this action taken without their fingerprints, without their participation.
(When asked how many of his Republican colleagues really supported the bill:)
“I think a sizable number. I think a good part of the caucus agrees with the person I quoted, but I wouldn’t want to begin to speculate on numbers.”
“Have a Primary” means, when they are fighting to become a president of the United States in the future, they don’t want to have a history of helping a Democrat President. Even more embarrassing, later that week GOP members of the congress could be seen wanting Obama to sign their autographs. And yet, they don’t even have the guts to help him fix the country.
I don’t see how they can twist their way around should they ever run for office. They know what the right decision was, but doesn’t have the guts to vote for it. It’s kind of funny. Democrat faced similar sitaution when they had to vote for the Iraq War. However, in that situation, they didn’t have the guts to not vote on something they know was wrong. Now the GOP guys show that they don’t have the guts to vote on what they knew was right. It doesn’t even matter if the Stimulus won’t work. The thing is, they thought it would. But still wouldn’ thelp.
This will come back to bite them in the ass.
Why I Love Obama Even Though Originally I Wanted Hillary to Win.
Thing is, I never thought a president like this can exist. He’s like my dream president. I cheered for Hillary to beat this guy. I didn’t believe what he said before, and I thought even if he meant to accomplish all those things he will be stopped by his own advisers long before he even think about trying to change things. I mean there are rules in DC. There were the way things work and you either understand them or have to get out of town. There were the lobbyist and the interest groups at every corner of the road. If you don’t play the game their way, you can’t get things done. But if you want to be in the game, you can’t be too idealistic.
Obama just said to hell with the game.
He changed everything. Not just the obvious things we liberal has been asking for. But even more than that. He take on the banks, he takes on the past administration, he took on everyone. He doesn’t seem to care about re-election, he doesn’t care how he’s going to be remembered. He doesn’t care about the people who called him communist and cheer for him to fail. He just do it. The things that are good for the American people. There was a period between after he was elected before he sworn in, a lot of people came out and say “don’t get your hopes up on Obama. He may not be as good as we think” I think he all ready exceeds all my expectation.