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Posted by NYC_SKP in General Discussion
Mon Aug 01st 2011, 11:13 PM
So there's a shitload of things FDR was able to do that make us all proud, and a lot of us are sayin', WTF Obama???

But thinking back to basic civics (as it's hard to understand how sickeningly dirty and complex government works, or doesn't work), we have to remember that the president can't do much with a hostile congress. Somehow people still hold unrealistically high expectations, IMHO.

FDR's 1935 (74th) Congress:

Senate--

....Dems: 73

....Reps: 21

House--

....Dems: 322

....Reps: 103



----Why can't Obama be more awesome???



Obama's 2011 (112th) Congress:

Senate--

....Dems: 51

....Reps: 47

House--

....Dems: 193

....Reps: 243


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I think it's fine to ask more of Obama, but unless we work hard to get more of the congress on our side it won't matter who the fuck in in the Oval Office.

Actually, it's not that complicated.

Carry on.


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