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President Obama breaks 44-year-old record for Congressional support.

While you won’t hear this reported by the mainstream media, it turns out President Obama has yet again broken another record in the first year of his historic Presidency.

Not since 1953 has another sitting President accomplished what President Obama has now done. The last and only other sitting President to also set this record was none other than Lydon Johnson.

What record might that be?

According to a study completed by Congressional Quarterly, a sister publication to Congress.org:

President Obama set a new record last year for getting Congress to vote his way, according to an annual study by Congressional Quarterly.

In his first year in office, Obama won 96.7 percent of the votes on which he had clearly staked a position.

That was a bit less than 4 percentage points higher than the previous record, set by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965.

Congressional Quarterly, a sister publication to Congress.org, has compiled statistics on presidential support since 1953. Editors select the votes based on clear statements by the president or authorized spokesmen before the vote.

In all, Congress took 151 votes in which Obama had taken a position ahead of time.

His wins included votes for creating a massive economic stimulus package, bailing out the auto industry, letting the Food and Drug Administration regulate tobacco and confirming Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

But they also included key moves toward overhauling the health care system, regulating financial services and reducing greenhouse gases which have not yet passed both chambers of Congress.

That unfinished work will be taken up in the second session, which begins Tuesday. Obama’s ultimate success will depend on how well his second year in office goes.

“If this Congress passes both health care reform and climate change legislation on top of the economic stuff, it will go down as a historic achievement,” says Rich Fleisher, a political science professor at Fordham University in New York City. “But unless they continue to manage the agenda in a way that is very, very careful, that could all fall apart.”

In the House, Obama won 68 votes and lost four.

Among the losses: a vote to disapprove further spending on a bank bailout and a July vote to pass a food safety overhaul. Both were temporary setbacks since Congress eventually ended up supporting the president’s position.

In the Senate, Obama won 78 votes and lost one.

The Republican win there came on an amendment which would have barred spending money to transfer detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to the United States. In the end, the bill allowed the transfer under certain conditions.

To build this record, Obama relied heavily on Democratic majorities with only occasional support from the GOP. As in the health care overhaul, he also had to keep the entire Democratic caucus in the Senate in line.

“How you begin to understand his success is as a triumph of party government,” says Steven Schier, a political scientist at Carleton College in Minnesota. “He’s got the large and unified majorities, and those are the enabling conditions for his record high support score.”

This is much different from President Johnson, who achieved the previous record by overcoming a divided Democratic caucus.

Agree or not, this is change you can not only believe in but find proof of. Given the time Obama will prove to be a President of great moral character determined to inspire Americans to get involved in government again. Whether he will be successful still remains, but he seems to have gotten off to a good start.


Healthcare Bill Passes Despite GOP Anarchy and Hatriotism

Huffington Post is reporting that the healthcare bill has passed and we have video.

It will certainly cause the GOP to completely lose their minds. I would expect we’ll see some running through the streets screaming and hollering ‘Save yourself, save yourself……healthcare for all is coming…….the government is trying to kill us all’.

Especially after the hysterical, childish, anti-American, treasonous temper tantrums the GOP have engaged in over the last week.

Can you imagine the behind closed doors conversations in the GOP offices over the last few months and weeks?

Alright guys, quiet down, quiet down, we got to come up with a plan to stop that damn Obama and Pelosi. We got to come up with something real good to show them. So here’s what we’ve come up with so far.

We’re going to organize a rally against this healthcare plan, but call it a press conference. We’ll secretly send out memos to the same people who came to those teabag rallies. We’ll tell them what to say, how to dress, what signs to bring, and last but not least that they can hop on the grassroots bus that will bring them to DC.

teabagger

Copyright Mike Flugennok

We have to remember not to let the press find out that the buses will really be provided by Freedom Works and not really a grassroots movements. Right now we got them thinking when they get on that bus that a group of people just like them are the ones providing the buses. Of course we don’t want them knowing that the health care they purchase for is isn’t much different than this healthcare bill. We got to make sure nobody lets that slip. We’ll just get their white behinds up here to DC, tell them it’s a press conference, then stand up here touting as many lies, racist statements and misunderstood historical facts as we can.

We’ll get ‘em all worked up, confused, angry and they’ll never know the difference. Then once we’ve got ‘em all worked up we remind them it’s their right to be threatening, intimidating and confrontational with Congress and Senate members if need be. We’ll tell them its ok if they threaten members of Congress, it is their god given right, right?

If that won’t work then hell we’ll wait till it’s their turn on the floor. Then when those damn liberal women get their self righteous behinds up there and try to give their point of view on the healthcare issue, we’ll do what’s right, we’ll shout ‘em down. Yeah, that’s it, we’ll shout ‘em down. We’re the men after all. It’s the right thing to do. Our base and our campaign donors want us to holler and scream and drown them out. They don’t want want to hear them standing there telling everyone what really goes on. Who do these liberal broads think they are anyway and why do they think anyone want to hear what they have to say? We’re here for us damnit, not these stupid voters they don’t know the damn difference anyway. We’ve always been able to confuse the stupid ones with our shouting and lies; we’ll just do the same to these broads.

We do have a couple broads of our one. Not too bright, but one looks real pretty and the other one isn’t so bad either. That pretty one, she’ll do just about anything to keep her name in the press, make some cash and sell some of her books. We hear she has a speech coming in Wisconsin to a bunch of those pro-lifers so we’ll slip her some suggestions and remind her if she doesn’t use some of our words and theories, we’ll eat her alive. She’s a good girl, does as she’s told and carries our message we might throw her a bone, but only till we get this back in our control. Otherwise we’ll remind her what we know about that family of hers.

The other one, well she’s already got the grassroots press conference rally protest thing organized for us and she’s been real good about keeping her name in the press and making those liberals sound as crazy as ever. She might sound crazy too but who cares, we don’t need her anyway. She can be replaced. Better off with a good ‘ol boy in her seat anyway. She was real good with the Americorp stuff though, well till her son joined but the ones we count on voting for us probably weren’t paying attention and don’t know about it anyway. And she has been as good as the pretty one at telling folks how the government wants to kill them by giving them all this damn healthcare. That’s what is most important now. We can not let our base and the hatriots know or understand that this healthcare plan is good for our country.

Either way, both these broads have been great. They get to stir up all the controversy, go after those liberals, while we look like we’re actually doing something to help. We look like we’re on their side, while those two look like they’re getting in the way. Either way people will hear them and wonder. It works about pretty good for us boys. If they end up looking nuts and lose their ass, what do we care? These broads are a dime a dozen. Not a problem sacrificing these broads, who the hell wants chicks invading on our good times anyway? Next thing ya know they’ll think they can hang out on C-Street with us.

We’ll have to find bigger lies and fight even harder against every single bill that comes before us that does anything to improve the lives of Americans. You hear that boys? We must do everything in our power to stop the Obama administration from doing anything that might make their lives better. That would be the end all of end all if they get the chance to see all the things he’s got up his sleeve to make their lives better. We don’t have what it takes fellas and frankly it’s too much work to make their lives better and sure as hell won’t make the good ‘ol boys club or corporate America happy with us boys and we can not, must not let that happen.

Alright boys, I think we’ll call her a night. Now let’s get out there tomorrow and do our best to defeat America. Hooraw!

Yes I would imagine that is exactly how it’s been going. I do believe many more Americans also know that the conversations of the GOP have sounded quite familiar since Obama has taken office, no matter what the subject. We are catching on and those that once called themselves Republican are catching on. Maybe one day the GOP will catch on too.

Until then all that matters is we get the healthcare reform we need and that America keeps moving forward despite the GOP’s best efforts to hold us back. whoops

But, imagine the upcoming conversations……………

“What now boys? I know, let’s hold up any more funding for unemployment benefits, ya know we just let them have some more time, so we’ve got the right to hold it up if they need more.

Yeah, and we can also go after any kind of immigration reform, or education funding, or stuff revolving around those gays. Biggest thing we can tear down is that crazy climate change stuff. Like we’re gonna spend money on something we might not even live to see. What does it matter to us, huh boys?”


Facebook Users Dumb Enough to Answer Poll

So it seems a poll recently posted on Facebook asked the following multiple choice question about the President of The United States:

Should Obama Be Killed?

Your choice of answers:

Yes
No
Maybe
If he cuts my health care

Turns out over 730 facebook users actually not only took the time to participate in the poll but didn’t take the time to ask themselves if that was a good idea. Obama Transition

Maybe they forgot the whole wide world (so to speak) can see what they do on Facebook? When will people figure out how modern technology and the Internet work?

Maybe they’re asking themselves that question now or will be soon?

If not maybe when the doorbell rings and the big men in black suits with big guns are on the other side with some serious questions?


Tea Party Organizer Outs Himself on AC360

Anderson Cooper had tea party organizer Mark Williams as a panel member on AC360 on Monday night. Williams denounced those carrying blatantly racist signs against President Obama during the tea parties as “no more part of the mainstream of America than the hippies who wear nipple clips and feather boas in San Francisco streets during so-called peace demonstrations.”

Williams tried his best to act as if this ‘movement’ is nothing more than Americans upset about paying taxes and big government, but Anderson Cooper must have done some research. Maybe it was Anderson’s way of undoing some of the free publicity CNN gave the Teabaggers over last weekend.

Cooper was quick to remind Williams that his own statements and posts on his blog don’t support his statements, “What you’re saying makes sense to me here when I’m hearing what you say but then I read on your blog, you say, you call the President an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug and a racist in chief.”

Williams shrugs and responds, “Yeah, that’s the way he’s behaving.”

Cooper asks Williams if he really believes Obama is an Indonesian Muslim and a welfare thug. The tea party leader digs the hole a little deeper: “He’s certainly acting like it. Until he embraces the whole country what else can I conclude.”

Until he embraces the country? What is this guy on? Where has he been? We have a President that is trying every single thing possible to address the poverty, joblessness, excessive corporate greed, lack of decent healthcare, and so on and he doesn’t embrace Americans?

Well, then what do these teabaggers suppose he do to show he really cares about Americans? I know, maybe he could start a bogus war and send all the Children of the Teabag off to war? Maybe he could start spying on our phone calls and reading our mail again? Maybe he could violate the constitution? Maybe he could some CIA agents? Maybe he could take more vacations? Maybe he could tell Americans and Congress he just doesn’t care what they think or how they feel because he’s The Decider. Then maybe, just maybe the teabaggers would feel he’s finally embraced the country?

Nope no racism here

Nope no racism here

Mr. Mark Williams must think because he, Dick Armey and Freedom Works Lobbyists have convinced 60,000 racist tools to work against their own best interests while helping the very people who want to destroy their Medicare and Social Security that so many depend on, that he could somehow convince the viewers of AC360 to do the same.


Watch your back if you ever travel through Idaho folks

Yes folks, racism is alive and well in Idaho. Hate the President well then Idaho’s the place for you. So are we to assume race baiting, hatred and violent rhetoric is all you need to get elected in Idaho these days? According to Rammel himself it’s been a real boon to his campaign. He even thinks that this his off color hateful ‘joke’ as he labeled it will push him over the top right to the Governor’s mansion.

Let’s hope the majority of Idaho rejects this racist tool.

“This country needs to lighten up,” the GOP gubernatorial candidate said during a press conference in a Boise park Tuesday.

Last week, a GOP rally attendee shouted a question about “Obama tags” during discussion of Idaho’s upcoming wolf hunt, where hunters must purchase an $11.50 tag as a license to kill a wolf.

Rammell responded, “The Obama tags? We’d buy some of those.”

“Hopefully, if there’s people in Idaho that didn’t know me, then they’ll know me now. I think I’ll come out of this much better off,” Rammell told the Rexburg Standard Journal in eastern Idaho, where he lives.

“These GOP leaders have jumped all over it to try to ruin my run to be the governor,” Rammell said at his Tuesday press conference.flesh-4

“If people think I want to assassinate President Obama, I’ll apologize for that all day long. That is not my intention,” Rammell said. “But I will not apologize for making an innocent comment.”

So, there ya have it folks. It’s good for his career and quite frankly not his fault that he’s a biggot, it’s the medias and the GOP who need to lighten up. If the President is shot, then Mr. Rammell might apologize, but for now he’s completely happy being a racist tool.

If not, then I’d stay out of Idaho if you’re any darker than the peach colored crayon in the Crayola box.


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