I can't wait to see them in action making idiots of themselves every day. LMFAO!
Victorious Republicans face familiar dilemma: fight or cut deals
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Victorious Republicans appeared at odds on Wednesday over how to capitalize on their new control of the U.S. Congress. Some lawmakers were eager to use their new muscle to step up attacks on President Barack Obama, while others talked hopefully of compromises that could lead to rare bipartisan legislation.
The strongly diverging views were an early indicator of the task ahead for House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and likely new Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who will have to find a way of reconciling moderates and conservatives in their caucuses to show Americans that Republicans can govern and not just obstruct Obama's legislative agenda.
If conservatives seek confrontation with Obama that threatens a government shutdown or a market-rattling stand-off, that could hurt Republican hopes of taking back the White House and holding onto their congressional majority in 2016.
I absolutely agree with th Reuters article- it's going to be a mission for Boehner to find a way to get the tea party to work with the dems, if there's any chance to beat Clinton in 2 years- my fingers are crossed they'll rise above petty behavior-
Why in the WORLD would they work with the dems when they were elected NOT to? You know who works with democrats? Other democrats. If the people wanted them to work together, they would have voted dems back in.
Stop falling for democrat talking points. When the dems win, it's all "elections have consequences." When the pubs win, it's "we all have to compromise."
Bs. The whole point of the checks and balances is to keep them from working together. . .against us.
Gridlock is good! Gridlock is the whole point of the separation of powers! It was set up to be gridlocked!
THere's a lot of truth to that. Its suppose to force compromise; something the current POTUS has yet to do. COntrast that with Bill Clintons approach to the same situation when he had to compromise with Congress and it was a win/win situation for America, for the most part.
TD, you've been listening to the complicit media with democratic talking points and you don't even realize how much you've bought in. Yes, gridlock is the whole point of the system, which is something you should have learned in high school. The only time is gets whined about, is when dems don't get their way. Figure it out already, you are being played.
Do you not see the difference between debate and gridlock? The end result of debate should be compromise- you should have learned that in middle school. Sometimes one gets more, and vice versa- Clinton was impeached, which kind of highlights the pubs feeling about him, but guess what? He and Newt worked together, and balanced the budget! See how that works?
I think Congress is finally waking up and understanding that their job is to represent those who elected them to office. The American people are sick of this administration's BS. The Democrats that are up for re-election next year are fearful of losing their seats. No one up for re-election wants to be associated with Obama and his policies.
Soup, Obama was willing to give up a lot the summer before the election- he offered to cap the amount to one million- after the election, he was bitter, and we ended up with $450,000. per couple, $400,000. per individual-we're better than that-
Let's put the poo on the other foot. What if the Dems had held onto the senate Majority and even gained seats in the house? What would obama said at his press conference? Would he still be willing to work with the "other side of the aisle"?
We, the intelligent know the answer, but what do you liberals say?
I just know elected officials should do the right thing for the country
The system was built for compromise. What happens when compromise is put aside is like a cancer on the country, and that plainly is not healthy. All you need to do is look at our history to see it. The framers put the issue of slavery on the back burner, it festered for years until reconciliation was virtually impossible.
I've been hearing the the Republicans talking about compromise and working together to get things done, now that they have the extra seats in Congress, but I don't believe them. There's too much at stake for the party, and compromise unfortunately is seen as weakness.
I don't believe that is the case at all. It takes a sharper mind, a stronger will and more than the usual courage to find compromise. It's too bad that our employees in Washington haven't been smart or strong or courageous enough to go there for us.