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Get A Bill Passed, Mr. Speaker

Douglas32 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 11:41 AM
Passing a bill in the house would mean that the speaker has some leadership abilities, which he does not. The only thing the speaker can do is enter into secret talks with the president and then do what the president wants.

Republicans are 1-4 against President Obama, having lost two elections and two big showdowns with him. The only time the GOP won a round was after the blowout of 2010, and that win was limited in time –a two year extension of the Bush era tax rates.

There are at least three more showdowns with the president ahead, one of them in the immediate future as the debt limit looms. The president began this round last week, and was backed up in his posturing by Chuck Schumer. The president says he won’t negotiate over the debt limit. Schumer says “Yeah, that’s...