Wednesday, November 3, 2010



Except for Senate only decisions, a Republican controlled house and a Senate controlled by the Democrats will virtually eliminate the use of the filibuster. The house would be able to hold up legislation unless the democratic controlled Senate is willing to give the Republicans some ground. And the Democratic Senate will be able to hold up legislation. But with momentum on the Republican side, it will be essential for both houses to be able to start doing things that the 'Tea party' is seeking. What is needed: Cut spending, lower taxes, roll back provisions of the health care reform (passed only because the house had to gave into the Senate version after losing a the 60th vote which would have protected against the filibuster) a lot of people were upset with the way things were done. Many people would be happier with gridlock than continuing in the direction the president has been heading. So it needs to be a net change more republican than democrat. If that does not happen the Democrats will lose the Senate, and The White House.

Obama's magic
People have put too high expectations on President Obama. His lack of experience to accomplish the things people had in mind Also some expectations would not be possible no matter who is president.

President Obama needs to learn to move to the center. Political positions are on a bell curve. If you insist on staying in the far left, your positions will be unpopular by many people and you will find yourself out of the White House. Will Obama learn and move to the right and start supporting positions held by more of the American people. Will he find himself a Dick Morris. He does not need to move to the absolute center but will simply need to move just to the left of center.


Listening to MSNBC, Rachel Maddow stated it was obstructionism when Rep Boehner told Republican members not to compromise with President Obama and did not want one vote for the legislation. But doing this did not result, in any way, blocking the legislation. It simply gave President Obama everything he wanted. It perfectly demonstrated the American people were not in favor of Obama's agenda.

Last night's election showed the American people do not want President Obama's agenda. If President Obama wants to make a difference, he will need to move to towards the center. if he does not President Obama will be voted out of office in 2012 and the Republicans will gain the Senate.

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