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Split Ticket

October 28th, 2010
8:22 am

If you are voting to create a Washington government divided among party majorities, then think about that in Atlanta. If you don’t want one party rule in DC, then why do it in Atlanta? Vote Barnes to keep a check on the Republican majority in the legislature.

gm

October 28th, 2010
8:23 am

Wow, Now I see why these Conservatives hate this man, he is young, smart, and cares about America the conservatives have no one to be him in 2012, so they try to ruin every he does. And these idiots conservatives wonder why the rest of the world leaders dont respect us because we dont respect the office.

findog

October 28th, 2010
8:36 am

but, what have you done for us lately?

TelllinItLikeItIs

October 28th, 2010
8:37 am

Yeah, Split Ticket – and guarantee four years of gridlock.

gm – we don’t hate him, it’s his socialistic policies that are in contravention to the Constituion, free enterprise and common sense that we have disdain for. The respect of world leaders has nothing to do with our “respect for the office” – we respect it greatly. It has everything to do with the idiot in office continually apologizing for America and attempting to remold America to look like Europe.

Bring back "Babe Alley" to the Capitol!

October 28th, 2010
8:37 am

Split Ticket @ 8:22 am “If you are voting to create a Washington government divided among party majorities, then think about that in Atlanta. If you don’t want one party rule in DC, then why do it in Atlanta? Vote Barnes to keep a check on the Republican majority in the legislature.”

How about we just vote Deal and a straight GOP ticket and keep a check on unfettered liberalism here in Georgia and in DC instead? I’ve had enough of the IRS hounding me on taxes and I don’t need them hounding me because I didn’t buy into ObamaCare!

AngryVoter

October 28th, 2010
8:45 am

Split Ticket – So many ill-informed pieces of information in one post…where to start….

First – Atlanta is a very Democratic city. Your premise defies this fact and asks the voters in Atlanta to vote for a Dem so that there can be diversity, when there are nothing but Dems in office now.

Second – Barnes isn’t even running for office in the City. He is running for Governor, which is a State office.

Third – Couldn’t your goal be accomplished by voting for one of the many qualified candidates running for other State offices who happen to be Dem? Why does diversity require we put a failed Gov back in office? By that same logic, we should drive Chryslers, even though there are much better cars available, because the company is perceived as American versus Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, or BMW, which are not American. Never mind the quality of the other companies are superior,

Fourth – Had the Dems come to office and done a good job, people would not be wanted the split. The split is a result of the Dems coming into office and showering money on bankers while the rest of us suffer 15% unemployment. (The problem could have been solved by helping average people instead of stealing our money, pushing us under the bus and declaring victory when investment bankers get record profits.) Our deficit is sky high and we have nothing to show for it, and there are more financial obligations that have been enacted for which we have not yet seen the bill. People want the split to stop the runaway train. Our State government does not have the same financial issues. Despite the popular carping about Purdue, financially, our State is in much better shape than most. And all the States, save one, are suffering from what the Dems have been doing in DC. It’s not that people necessarily want a split, they want the slowdown the split will create.

JF McNamara

October 28th, 2010
8:58 am

TelllinItLikeItIs,

“we don’t hate him, it’s his socialistic policies that are in contravention to the Constituion, free enterprise and common sense that we have disdain for.”

What you wrote is complete nonsense. He’s not socialist and believes in free enterprise. Have you checked the stock market lately? Companies are having record earnings and business is healthy. After “free enterprise” failed, he picked up the pieces and put them back on track. The Patriot act ripped the Constitutions to shreds, and Republicans were scared to death and let that happen. He’s done nothing on the level of that. As far as common sense, he’s overseen recovery of the great recession, handled an oil spill, and effectively ended our ill conceived war. If you honestly believe what you wrote, you watch Fox news and listen to Republican propaganda radio all day and don’t read or think anything on your own. All of the actual facts prove you completely wrong.

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
9:00 am

gn:

” the conservatives have no one to be him in 2012″

All the Republicans will need in 2012 is a living, breathing candidate to beat Obama. All of his “hope” and “change” won’t work for him a second time becuase people have now learned what he meant by those words. There will still be some simpletons who wil vote for him again because they lack the intellectual tools to understand what he is attempting to do.

Douglas

October 28th, 2010
9:06 am

Angry, go get a chill pill. Had the GOPers done a good job when they were in charge, they would have won the White House two years ago. I think it’s hillarious that they have re-discovered fiscal conservatism and are now running as if GWBush never happened.

As for our state gummint, it’s on life support and without infusions of cash from the federal gummint the past two years it would have failed. Georgia has many of the same issues as the nation, and it has been woefully lacking in real leadership for the last eight years.

And please get your facts straight — the money shower we gave to the bankers came from Bush and Cheney. But of course that wasn’t the REAL GOP, now was it?

SPSU

October 28th, 2010
9:07 am

Hey gm, it was none other than Obama who said that he was going to reach out to foreign countries so that they could respect the USA again. Like so many of his initiatives, he failed on this one also. Foreign countries likes us less now than when Bush was in office.

He cares about America?? It is obvious you have not read any of his books and have forgotten that he was nothing more than a minion of Rev. Wright.

Douglas

October 28th, 2010
9:15 am

Last Man, don’t bet the farm on that! Remember what a GOP House did for Bill Clinton’s approval and his success. And saying people are stupid (excuse me, “simpletons”) because they don’t see the world as you do is a load of horse manure, but unfortunately typical of the Right wing these days. Until you understand that people of good will, good intentions, good education and good sense can come to different conclusions, and work at changing minds rather than insulting them, you’re just going to stay angry. Sad.

Gold Dome

October 28th, 2010
9:19 am

I think s-p said Atlanta meaning state capitol?

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
9:26 am

Douglas:

“Until you understand that people of good will, good intentions, good education and good sense can come to different conclusions”

There can always be disagreement on the mechanics of problem resolution or policy. The preservation of the republic, adherance to the Constitution and a capitalist free economy are not negotiable. Sorry if you don’t see it that way.

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
9:31 am

Douglas:

I should have added the following. The people who still support Obama’s plan for the sicialization of America at this point can not and will not be swayed. I’d have more success trying to win over a stump as any of those people.

lmno

October 28th, 2010
9:32 am

I disagree with Obama when he says we are concentrating on the 10% we didn’t get. I mean, yes, I get his point in that we are concentrating on the negatives, but the 10% is not accurate. We wanted a government option in healthcare and we wanted the repeal of Glass-Steegal. What we got was a watered down health bill and financial reform without the teeth it needed and without a reform of derivative trading.

McGill

October 28th, 2010
9:38 am

Obama is way in over his head, and it is our fault for electing him. I prefer a Democrat in Washington, but he is simply inadequate for the task of being president.

gm

October 28th, 2010
9:45 am

Jf McNamara: Another tea party idiot that has no clue what socialist means, he has sent all the bail out money to local states authority, he gave money to auto industrial to help put millions people back to work.

Most of you trailor hicks have never been out of this country you have no clue what a socialist country look like, most of you people start using this term when high school drop out Rush L., 3 times college drop out Sean Hannity start throwing it around. Maybe if they had went to school they would understand what the term means.

His expectations are too high

October 28th, 2010
9:48 am

I think that the fundamental difference between the president and I is that he believes in the exceptionalism of the American Public. I think that the general public is mostly made of people who are easily fooled by sound bytes and propaganda. If you listen to Obama, he seems to really believe that the American people are capable of nuanced thinking and complex thought. Its simply not true. George W. Bush knew that “Joe Sixpack” was not bright and he used that to further his agenda of creating a larger, more flexible military even at the expense of freedoms and fiscal policy. Obama’s agenda, while certainly more noble, is not going to be fully realized until the President recognizes us for the morons we are. Let’s face it, the only thing that ever made this country truly great was an open immigration policy, whereby the brightest and most resiliant members of other societies could come here and share their best work.

AngryVoter

October 28th, 2010
9:52 am

McGill, we elected Obama because the Reps had screwed things up to a point where we thought nobody could do worse. We wanted to give someone else a chance. We gave Obama and the Dems that chance and it hasn’t worked out to our liking.

The choice now is whether to continue with what is obviously not the right path, or change to the Reps, who we hope have learned a lesson. The same theme of hope that got Obama into office in the first place is what is going to allow the Reps to triumph in this election. Every election boils down to either deciding to keep what is in place now or hoping the alternative is better.

And, BTW, the poster who mentioned record corporate profits – that’s mostly based on bank profits. If someone gave me money for free and told me I could lend it out and pocket the profits, I’d make money hand over fist, too. Record corporate profits are a slap in the face to the fifteen percent that are unemployed, the additional who are under-employed and the many more who have had to take pay cuts over the past two years.

about time

October 28th, 2010
9:54 am

JF McNamara
Great post. You hit the nail on the head.

gm

October 28th, 2010
9:56 am

SPSU: if that was so, he would not have a 95% approval rating over seas, how do you expect countries like Iran to respect us when these bigots are running around not respecting the office of the President. President Obama has brought more respect around the world in 18 mos then Bush in 8 years.
Like it or not people of color are runing their countries around the world and when they see bigots like Hannity, Beck taking shots at the President it makes all whites in this country look like idiots, this is why white Americans are hated around the world and African Americans can go any where and not be harm, because of these idiots still living in 1959.

AngryVoter

October 28th, 2010
9:56 am

If we shouldn’t vote for Reps because they previously failed, wouldn’t the Carter Administration have made it impossible for Clinton or Obama to have been elected? And wouldn’t the Nixon Administration have precluded us from having Reagan or either Bush?

Why do we let these two parties monopolize our national government? Haven’t each of them failed us enough times already? It’s crazy. Each is incompetent, yet we keep going from one to the other expecting a different result. Isn’t that the definition of insanity?

calvin

October 28th, 2010
9:56 am

Good job Mr. President. Good Job. Hmmm. Not one word about the Georgia Debate!!! Not one!!!

td

October 28th, 2010
9:59 am

gm

October 28th, 2010
9:45 am
Jf McNamara: Another tea party idiot that has no clue what socialist means, he has sent all the bail out money to local states authority, he gave money to auto industrial to help put millions people back to work.

Most of you trailor hicks have never been out of this country you have no clue what a socialist country look like, most of you people start using this term when high school drop out Rush L., 3 times college drop out Sean Hannity start throwing it around. Maybe if they had went to school they would understand what the term means.

And this coming from the socialistic elitist that has probably never had to really work hard in his life.

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
10:02 am

gn:

“he gave money to auto industrial to help put millions people back to work.”

You mean GM? The investors in GM stock lost their proverbial shirt and he gave the labor union controlling interest in Obama Motors. I defy you to prove that Obama “help put millions people back to work” with this action. How many people did he put out of work in the massive GM dealership shutdowns?

“Most of you trailor hicks have never been out of this country”

. . . and to what countries have you travelled?

“Maybe if they had went to school they would understand what the term means”

What school(s) have you attended? Why didn’t you graduate?

gm

October 28th, 2010
10:03 am

SPSU: Rev Wright: That fear tactic by you and Glen Beck is a example of the retards we have in this country. People like you have never set foot in a African American church.
I guess when Blacks were getting lynch and Billy Graham was silent makes hime a good pastor.

gm

October 28th, 2010
10:07 am

Last man standing: where were you when Bush lost 5 millions jobs from 2005-2007?

Where were you when we were paying $4 gallon for gas? where were you when trillions of dollars month went to wars?
Where were you when over 5,000 Americans soldiers dead under Bush? Where was this new found love for you country then?

td

October 28th, 2010
10:07 am

gm

October 28th, 2010
9:56 am
SPSU: if that was so, he would not have a 95% approval rating over seas, how do you expect countries like Iran to respect us when these bigots are running around not respecting the office of the President. President Obama has brought more respect around the world in 18 mos then Bush in 8 years.
Like it or not people of color are runing their countries around the world and when they see bigots like Hannity, Beck taking shots at the President it makes all whites in this country look like idiots, this is why white Americans are hated around the world and African Americans can go any where and not be harm, because of these idiots still living in 1959.

You do not mean respect you mean like us. The people in the world like Obama because they can go and do whatever they want to do with no repercussions. The other countries did not like Bush but they did respect the fact that he was no nonsense and they were scared to push to far because of the power of the US. Negotiations come from the respect of power not because I like you. Name me some countries that gave away anything because they liked the other country?

gm

October 28th, 2010
10:13 am

td: And this coming from the socialistic elitist that has probably never had to really work hard in his life.

Thats why I served this country for 15 years, I am sick of morons like Hannity, Rush, who never seen a socialist country throw the world around and you idiots follow them. try seeing the Berlin walls come down and compare the two””’

gm

October 28th, 2010
10:18 am

TD” so that why they liked Bush? is this why we were attacked under 911, There will never be a attack on America under Obama because the world dont see him as some arrogant cowboy who care less about other country’s rights.

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
10:18 am

JF McNamara:

“As far as common sense, he’s overseen recovery of the great recession, handled an oil spill”

I’m glad to hear that “he’s overseen recovery of the great recession”. When will the 10+% unemployed find out that Obama has taken care of the recession?

I’m happy to hear that he got that oil well sealed. The 70,000+ oil workers that were put OUT OF WORK by his order to cease drilling the shallow water oil wells aren’t really very happy with him.

Yep. He’s been quite successful . . .

about time

October 28th, 2010
10:21 am

td: coming from a person who has traveled frequently in Europe and the middle east, I can assure you that all of the people that I have come into contact with (not politicians) did not in any way respect President Bush. He was viewed as smalled minded, intolerant and quite arrogant.

about time

October 28th, 2010
10:26 am

Last Man standing: The obama administrations order to cease offshore drilling in deep water until the drilling companies could ensure that we would not have another environmental disaster was a necessary evil. The president did however secure a 20 billion dollar payment from BP to help those people affected by the spill. I’d say he did a good job.

The Last Moderate (not angry) voter in GA

October 28th, 2010
10:31 am

First of all, the conservatives didn’t vote Obama into office. It was the moderates and the progressives. The conservatives voted for McCain and Palin.

Given the choices that we had between the two, I would still vote for Obama/Biden over McCain/Palin. As a matter of fact, the only Republican in the primary that I would have considered voting for was Mitt Romney, because he was the only one that seemed reasonable and moderate.

But here’s the biggest issue for me: I’ve ALWAYS thought that there would still be tough economic problems in 2010. I actually thought it would take at least 3 years to clean up the problems- if there would be true clean-up. We financed a costly war on credit while simultaneously lowering taxes! I was shaking my head because it wasn’t adding up!

And look, I am not “Anti-war.” I am a major proponent of the Powell Doctrine and I think that the Powell Doctrine is the only way to win a war in this time of technology, embedded media, etc. But my father-in-law and I, both small business owners, kept asking the same question: Who’s going to pay for this?

And that’s my biggest problem concerning what happened during the Bush years. Things weren’t getting paid for and was passed on from time to time. Initiatives went unfunded. People were passing the buck.

Before the Bush years, every time I heard the words “Tax Cut”, I saw it as a great thing and wonderful opportunity. Now, every time I hear those words I ask myself, “Who’s going to pay for this?” Tax cuts were abused so badly that I get nervous, yet most Republicans are pledging to cut taxes! And clear out “wasteful spending.” That’s the same pledge as 2004!

Here’s what I, as a Moderate with no claims or biases to any party, would LOVE to hear: I would like for a candidate to say that they will NOT cut taxes, but lower the deficits by cutting spending and closing loopholes. I would like to hear someone say that they will make it more difficult for corporations to off-shore projects. I would like to hear someone say that they have a jobs agenda that not help to create jobs, but create businesses.

To continue that thought- I would like to see a new initiative where the government puts power into the hands of people to create businesses like how they did people who were unqualified to get into homes. I think that the true American dream is to own a business. I would like to see some strong legislation where we empower people to start and maintain that business.

td

October 28th, 2010
10:43 am

gm

October 28th, 2010
10:18 am
TD” so that why they liked Bush? is this why we were attacked under 911, There will never be a attack on America under Obama because the world dont see him as some arrogant cowboy who care less about other country’s rights.

I thought I said they did not like Bush but they respected him or should I say the power of the US.

SPSU

October 28th, 2010
11:01 am

GM you need to get your facts straight pal before you go around name calling. BTW: Name calling is very juvenile.

I just retired after serving 26 years in the active duty/National Guard pal. I was stationed in West Berlin before the wall came down. I was TDY in Turkey (daily prayers in the name of Allah wishing the that the “Zionist & Americans” would be crushed by the almighty). I was in both Afghanistan & Iraq & were well received by the locals & helped build schools. I help evacuate people from New Orleans when Katrina hit. I have taken mission trips to Tanzania, Costa Rica & Dominican Republic.

So go ahead & call me names if they makes you feel superior.

SPSU

October 28th, 2010
11:06 am

The last moderate. How do you consider yourself a moderate:

(1) You voted for Obama & would again today?
(2) You bash Bush; forgot that many Dems supported the war & were control of the House/Senate?
(3) You make no mention of Obama’s initiatives & how they are going to be paid but bash Bush for the tax cuts?

You are far from Moderate.

about time

October 28th, 2010
11:16 am

SPSU – (daily prayers in the name of Allah wishing the that the “Zionist & Americans” would be crushed by the almighty). Come on now. I’ve spent lots of time in the UAE and never heard muslims pray that the americans would be crushed by the almighty. In fact, they’ve always been extememly polite and hospitable to me. The 5 daily prayers normally give thanks to God/Allah. However, it’s really quite annoying to be woke up at 5 in the morning with the prayers coming over the loud speaker.

The Last Moderate (not angry) voter in GA

October 28th, 2010
11:36 am

SPSU-

1. I would vote for Obama again, if given the two same choices, certainly. I think that McCain/Palin would do a worse job. I personally think that if McCain were in office, we would be in a depression. Plus, Palin was and is unqualified.

2. I didn’t bash Bush. I’m accurately talking about what occurred during the Bush years. The tax cuts were during a Republican-led Congress with a Republican-led Executive branch. The tax cuts were not paid for. By the way, I voted for Bush twice.

3. Obama’s initiatives on the biggest legislations are funded. Many people do not like HOW they are going to be funded (via tax increases on the top wage-earners), but they ARE funded. See, the biggest issue that legislators have with Obama’s initiatives is that there’s a thought that the taxes will hurt business, thus hurt job creation, not unfunded mandates.

If my suggestions and comments sounds like I’m Left-wing, that’s because you are extremely Right-wing. That’s OK. But I have the ability to listen to Hannity and Beck and laugh at the glaring misrepresentations and slants and shake my head. I can also listen to Olbermann and Ed Schultz and laugh at the same thing.

My disapointment lies when people listen to these guys as if they’re actually telling the truth, or that they are the news.

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
11:39 am

gn:

“Last man standing: where were you when Bush lost 5 millions jobs from 2005-2007?
Where were you when we were paying $4 gallon for gas? where were you when trillions of dollars month went to wars? Where were you when over 5,000 Americans soldiers dead under Bush? Where was this new found love for you country then?”

That is totally unresponsive to the questions I asked you – as most of your replies are.

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
11:46 am

about time:

I should have specified that the 70,000+ jobs that were lost in LA alone. He stopped ALL drilling – not just deep-water drilling. The jobs I reference were related to oil drilling and related support jobs. The folks in LA will be quick to inform you that the 20 billion dollars must have gone somewhere else!

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
11:51 am

I guess that I should be thankful to Obama. He has accomplished some things.

1. Obama destroyed the Clinton Political Machine, driving a stake through the heart of Hillary’s presidential aspirations – something no Republican was ever able to do.

2. Obama killed off the Kennedy Dynasty – no more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home.

3. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race. Evan Bayh had never lost a race. Byron Dorgan had never lost a race. Harry Reid – soon to be GONE! These are just a handful of the Democrats whose political careers Obama has destroyed. By the end of 2010, dozens more will be gone. Just think, in December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise. In the last two election cycles, they had picked up 14 Senate seats and 52 House seats. The press was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party. However, in just one year, Obama put a stop to all of this and will probably give the House – if not the Senate – back to the Republicans.

4. Obama has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are. Sadly, every generation seems to need to re-learn the lesson on why they should never actually put liberals in charge. Obama is bringing home the lesson very well:

Liberals tax, borrow and spend.
Liberals won’t bring themselves to protect America .
Liberals want to take over the economy.
Liberals think they know what is best for everyone.
Liberals are not happy until they are running YOUR life.

5. Obama has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan. In one year, he has rejuvenated the Conservative Movement and brought out to the streets millions of freedom loving Americans. Name one other time when you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in taking back America !

6. Obama, with his “amazing leadership,” has sparked the greatest period of sales of firearms and ammunition this country has seen. Law abiding citizens have rallied and have provided a “stimulus” to the sporting goods field while other industries have failed, faded, or moved off-shore.

7. In all honesty, one year ago I was more afraid than I have been in my life. Not afraid of the economy, but afraid of the direction our country was going. I thought, Americans have forgotten what this country is all about. My neighbors and friends, even strangers, have proved to me that my lack of confidence in the greatness and wisdom of the American people has been flat wrong.

8. When the American people wake up, no smooth talking teleprompter reader can fool them! Barack Obama has served to wake up these great Americans!

Again, I want to say: “Thank you, Barack Obama!” After all, this is exactly the kind of hope and change we desperately needed!!

about time

October 28th, 2010
12:01 pm

Last Man Standing; Are you sure about the drilling ban? I don’t think all offshore drilling was stopped. I think that there might have been a ban on new wells but that certainly doesn’t mean there was a complete ban on all drilling. here is a little piece that I found on the ban:

On June 22, US District Court Judge Martin Feldman, responding to an industry lawsuit claiming economic harm, issued a preliminary injunction blocking the first six-month moratorium. He ruled that the moratorium was overbroad as well as “arbitrary and capricious.” On July 8, a government motion to suspend the judge’s injunction failed in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans.

In response, Salazar four days later issued a new order in which the government did not cite water depth to define the type of drilling to be banned but instead banned drilling by certain floating deep-water drill rigs. That new suspension has the same effect as the old moratorium, but may be harder for the oil industry to reverse in court, experts say.

HallCoResident

October 28th, 2010
1:12 pm

SPSU: In 2003, when the U.S. invaded Iraq, Congress was controlled by Republicans.

The Last Moderate (not angry) voter in GA

October 28th, 2010
1:56 pm

Nah, I’m talking about the two tax cut bills COUPLED with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those tax bills were passed by a Republican majority.

Now I’m not going to fault them for the tax cuts in 2001. There was a surplus and they thought we could afford them because there was no war.

But why the tax cuts in 2003? That made absolutely no sense and they needed to pass them via reconciliation. That was what was crazy about it. How were we going to fund the war?

But if we fast-forward to 2010, many people are going to say the same thing about this administration- why pass sweeping healthcare legislation at a time where we are in dire economic straits? And fund it by raising taxes? Shouldn’t we be lowering taxes on those who actually CREATE jobs?

Great question, but I’m a businessman and my business isn’t personal income. Therefore, my business can receive tax breaks whereas my personal income will not. So I do not translate my revenues and profits into personal income, but rather I use those revenues to strengthen my business by making investments. Those investments MAY BE hiring people.

But here’s a little known fact: John McCain was the only senator that voted against BOTH Bush tax cutting measures. That was HUGE for him with moderates because he looked like someone with enough sense to do something about the deficit. I looked at him hard and actually wanted him or Romney to win the Republican nomination.

It was a toss-up all the way up until he went to Wasilla and picked Sarah Palin. That put me solidly behind Obama in 2008.

Last Man Standing

October 28th, 2010
3:27 pm

about time:

“In response, Salazar four days later issued a new order in which the government did not cite water depth to define the type of drilling to be banned but instead banned drilling by certain floating deep-water drill rigs. That new suspension has the same effect as the old moratorium, but may be harder for the oil industry to reverse in court, experts say.”

Despite the wording, drilling operations were halted in the Gulf, whether they were deep or shallow. Do you not remember Governor Jindel very vocally renouncing this action? I don’t think I even had a TV on during that time that didn’t have film of him talking about the very negative impact it had on LA.

Virginia

October 28th, 2010
5:15 pm

Last Man at 11:51: Why don’t you cite the source of your post? We all know you didn’t write it!

kreedham

October 28th, 2010
10:17 pm

l can’t believe (actually I can) how short a fuse the American public has! Bush had 6 years of a majority congress and basically ran up the deficit and not until 2006 did Americans do something about it by electing a democratic congress. Obama has had 2 years and you want to throw out every Dem.

The biggest problem in not getting more done, as Obama said, is the darn fillibuster. The new Senate in January needs to change the 60 vote rule. It will be introduced so watch out how your Senator’s vote. Problem is most if not all R’s will vote against changing it, and probably enough Dems to kill it.

Here’s a proposal for Georgia voters: Pick your poison…Decide which candidate for Gov or LG you like best then vote the opposing party for the other. Deal and Porter or Barnes and Cagle!