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(Washington Post)   Even if nothing ever becomes law, the first 100 hours (read 30 days) of the Democrat Congress will be a huge success   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 49
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2007-01-06 11:23:11 PM
As long as the Republicans are out of the government, that is a huge success.

Still have a problem with the presidency though.
 
2007-01-06 11:24:11 PM
Translation: Bush will veto any bill that the Democrats pass because it's about winning, not serving the public.
 
2007-01-06 11:25:47 PM
well, they've already been successful at changing some of the rules put in place by Gingrich et al, and there's nothing Bush can do to stop that.
 
2007-01-06 11:30:36 PM
Dammit, Poolio, you just farked up the content-free sore-winner streak.
 
2007-01-06 11:40:23 PM
sorry Sloth_DC

I'm actually half-expecting Bush to issue an Executive Order or signing statement declaring himself to be a co-equal branch of the legislative branch, and have the authority to rewrite their rules.
 
2007-01-06 11:48:14 PM
LocalCynic: Translation: Bush will veto any bill that the Democrats pass because it's about winning, not serving the public.

Agreed. Bush will dig out the veto stamp out of his desk drawer, blow the dust off it and veto anything the Democrats pass.

Poolio: I'm actually half-expecting Bush to issue an Executive Order or signing statement declaring himself to be a co-equal branch of the legislative branch, and have the authority to rewrite their rules.

Bush already ignores parts of laws he doesn't agree with and writes signing statements to give himself further powers (like warrantless mail opening and wiretapping).
 
2007-01-06 11:50:16 PM
If the dems come out and turn out to be all talk/no walk, I will call them on it despite voting for them in November. That is where I and the Bush administration/rubber stamp GOP congress supporters differ.

If if things go as I expect (R)'s will obstruct anywhere they can (not that they have any real power anymore, lol) and Bush will veto most items. Come 08 I think the (R)'s take an even hard hit. Which isn't what I want. Republican control of one house would create an atmosphere of cooperation (and hopefully some check/ balance). I suspect we will see a democratic president with both houses in (D) control come 2008. I do not believe one party having majority in all houses is good for our country. I believe (D)'s will do far less damage then (R)'s did with their era of control.

Republicans came on the scene in 1994 with bold ideas and a good sales pitch. Once they had the reins they proved they could not be trusted with power.

/good riddance
 
2007-01-06 11:51:13 PM
dustman81 - Bush already ignores parts of laws he doesn't agree with and writes signing statements to give himself further powers (like warrantless mail opening and wiretapping).

ummm... that was my point.
 
2007-01-06 11:58:35 PM
Sloth_DC: you just farked up the content-free sore-winner streak.

...of 2 posts? Wow, you're really reaching for that troll, aren't you?
 
2007-01-06 11:58:59 PM
LocalCynic: Translation: Bush will veto any bill that the Democrats pass because it's about winning, not serving the public.

And that is where the article, and submitter, are correct.

Last paragraph in TFA... Once these issues have been placed before Bush, the First 100 Hours package in many ways will have already succeeded. If faced with a small stack of bills, the president will be in the unenviable position of either signing them and making the package an unqualified success, or refusing to sign them and making himself the villain in rejecting fairly popular proposals. Even the latter option would make the First 100 Hours package a success, at least for Democrats, by contrasting the parties and portraying Bush as a slave to inflexible partisan positions. With 2008 in mind, Pelosi's first 100 hours may prove less a personal crusade than a harbinger of greater gains to come.
 
2007-01-07 12:08:09 AM
Yep, they're off to a fine start:
Pelosi approval rating lower then Bush.
 
2007-01-07 12:10:01 AM
Of course, they need to get through the Senate first. Pelosi will have done her job, so it'd be up to Reid to do his.
 
2007-01-07 12:13:01 AM
suck it you stinkin liberal hippie: Pelosi approval rating lower then Bush.

However... CBS polls find otherwise when looking at the Democratic Congress in general vis a vis Bush:

NEW YORK A new CBS poll released Thursday finds the public by an overwhelming number asking the new Democratic-led Congress to take action on Iraq. The problem: They don't believe that party has a clear plan. They also don't feel the president has a plan.

But at least they have high hopes for Congress, with two and three offering a positive view. But the president's approval rating has hit a rock-bottom 30%, and even lower on his handling of Iraq, at 23%.


/suck it, bushbots
//bonus slashie for great justice
 
2007-01-07 12:14:04 AM
suck it you stinkin liberal hippie

hey idiot... why don't you check out today's numbers from Rasmussen. he's down 3 from yesterday to 42, which puts Pelosi above him.

but you can't compare Rasmussen's daily tracking polls to other polls (as they'll be the first to tell you)... so let's take the most recent regular approval rating poll for Bush which was conducted by CBS News (pdf) Jan 1-3 and puts him at 30%.

what say you now?
 
2007-01-07 12:17:28 AM
damn you LocalCynic for stealing some of my thunder.
 
2007-01-07 12:19:41 AM
and just to rub some more sand in your vagina, suck it you stinkin liberal hippie...

CBS News has Bush's disapproval rating at 63%.
 
2007-01-07 12:19:55 AM
Poolio: damn you LocalCynic for stealing some of my thunder.

Nonsense - you linked to the actual polls and provided more analysis about the methodology. I just linked to an article with some decent analysis about the results. You get the cookie on this one!
 
2007-01-07 12:20:14 AM
Bush has had years> to fark up; Pelosi and the Dems must be in a hurry to catch up.
 
2007-01-07 12:21:42 AM
...or better yet...

Bush has had years to fark up; Pelosi and the Dems must be in a hurry to catch up.
 
2007-01-07 12:22:21 AM
LocalCynic - Nonsense - you linked to the actual polls and provided more analysis about the methodology. I just linked to an article with some decent analysis about the results. You get the cookie on this one!

that's why I said you stole some of my thunder.

;-)
 
2007-01-07 12:24:20 AM
suck it you stinkin liberal hippie

you obviously don't know the first thing about polling, and therefore your opinion (which is to say, the opinion of your talking points distributor) is moot.
 
2007-01-07 12:37:47 AM
The dems have already done more in one week than the "do nothing congress" did in 4 years. The Republitards are done. The neocon movement is dead. It's over, go have some gay sex and enjoy the fireworks Cons.
 
2007-01-07 12:42:50 AM
suck it you stinkin liberal hippie: Yep, they're off to a fine start:

Hey look everybody! A new retarded troll to kick around!
 
2007-01-07 12:49:19 AM
Just the fact that dems have issued a 5 day work week (instead if 3 that the Reps had), are passing ethics laws (which the cons disreguard) withing the first week is amazing. They are cleaning up congress. Go DEMOCRATS!!!
 
2007-01-07 12:50:47 AM
Hey look everybody! A new retarded troll to kick around!

This from a farker called "Craptastic"

Did your friends on the short bus give you that name?
 
2007-01-07 12:55:48 AM
Hey, retard, I'd tell you that your troll-fu is weak, but you don't even rate high enough to be a troll. Go back to homeroom, Corky.
 
2007-01-07 12:59:48 AM
suck it you stinkin liberal hippie: This from a farker called "Craptastic"

Did your friends on the short bus give you that name?


LOL I had some right wing troll on this site make fun of my name a few weeks ago too. Just out of the blue. It was almost as witty as this, except he said something about me DJing weddings or something. Amazing.
 
2007-01-07 01:04:30 AM
Oh, I wanna be a DJ. I hear they get thier pick of all the moderatly cute girls at parties. Plus, I can achive some measure of nerd status with the sheer volume of of hardware you have to lug around.
 
2007-01-07 01:07:08 AM
DJShamrock

is Craptastic a sockpuppet of yours, or vice versa?
 
2007-01-07 01:07:19 AM
DJShamrock:

If I weren't already married, I'd totally want you to spin some tunes at my reception. :-D
 
2007-01-07 01:09:39 AM
Poolio: is Craptastic a sockpuppet of yours, or vice versa?

Umm...No.
 
2007-01-07 01:11:11 AM
I was just kidding Craptastic... since DJ responded to a comment about you as though it were about him.
 
2007-01-07 01:13:41 AM
on second thought, maybe that's not how he responded.

/just reread his comment
 
2007-01-07 01:13:56 AM
Poolio: I was just kidding Craptastic... since DJ responded to a comment about you as though it were about him.

Actually DJ is my sex slave. He posts what I tell him to post, or it gets the hose again.
 
2007-01-07 01:14:44 AM
Now I have the image of a sock puppet covered in crap stuck in my head. Oh and I don't DJ weddings, only hip hop clubs.
 
2007-01-07 01:17:10 AM
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Awww look at that.
 
2007-01-07 01:17:50 AM
LOL
 
2007-01-07 01:18:00 AM
Craptastic made me post that.
 
2007-01-07 01:21:24 AM
I have no idea what you're talking about...
so here's a bunny with a deer on its head?!?
 
2007-01-07 01:22:44 AM
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suck it you stinkin liberal hippie prefers this.
 
2007-01-07 01:55:44 AM
Congress should go back to being a part time job, where people who have a job outside of public office rule.

There are too many laws to repeal right now. Going back about 50 years, if not longer (Blue Laws, et al.).

/Pipe Dream, It was a good 200 year experiment.
 
2007-01-07 03:50:56 AM
I wont be satisfied unless they:
- Overturn the Patriot Act, military comission act, defense autorization act, wireless tapping, open mail without warrant, close Guantanamo, stop torture, get out of Iraq, trial Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Bush and Rize for crimes against humanity and of course a lot of other things I forgot.

/And a new 9/11 comission.
 
2007-01-07 08:00:28 AM
The Dem's will surpass the R's in ethics violations over 12 years in 6 months. They may set a new record or manage to sweep them under the table.
Judging from the standing o Jefferson got rewarding violators may already be SOP.
But then putting someone being investigated by the FBI as chair of the oversight committee over the FBI is getting rather bold.
Are all Dem leaders tainted?
If any Republican did what Reid or Conyers did they would be hounded out of town.
Yeah we know if you are a Democrat its different.
 
2007-01-07 09:41:04 AM
Submitter

It's "DemocratIC Congress," not "Democrat Congress." "Democratic" is an adjective. Don't buy into conservatives' attempts to play with words to instill a negative connotation into the Democratic Party.
 
2007-01-07 12:39:08 PM
bostonguy: It's "DemocratIC Congress," not "Democrat Congress." "Democratic" is an adjective. Don't buy into conservatives' attempts to play with words to instill a negative connotation into the Democratic Party.


I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

-Will Rogers
 
2007-01-07 01:21:05 PM
Descartes

Democrat = noun
Democratic = adjective

Therefore: A Democrat is a member of the Democratic Party
 
2007-01-07 03:59:41 PM
I saw it as a success the morning after Election Day.
 
2007-01-07 05:19:27 PM
bostonguy:

It was a joke. Lighten up Francis.

It's nice to see a Democrat blow something besides an election.

-Arsenio Hall (after Clinton played the Sax on his show)
 
2007-01-07 10:46:06 PM
100 hours is four days? Did I miss something?
 
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