Wait, I'm sorry was Obamacare passed when the Democrats controlled the government? Oh, it was, and now that the shoe has changed foot it's the poor bullied democrats and the mean nasty republicans.
Larger problem. The one who has the power never wants to compromise that's my problem. If there was something as simple as large third party that means they can't cut it.
Yes, I understand that the Republicans are being bullies, but they're just doing what is always done when you've got two large sides.
EDIT: Please stop getting upset because you missed the part when I said supposed.
1: I'm not upset, and not really sure why you think I am. o.O Perhaps it was the "they lied to you", which I typed with a smile on my face. I dunno. Doesn't matter, moving on...
2: There is no majority holder right now, or are you overlooking that? Who was in power when the law was passed is irrelevent to the fact that right now
the House is controlled by the Republicans, and the Senate is controlled by the Democrats.
3: I'd be all for there not being any
parties involved and it just being a bunch of people
doing what they think is best for those who elected them, but just like the whole "third party" dream, that's not likely to happen any time soon and wishful thinking doesn't get anyone anywhere right now.
Actually, the problem is that the minority refuses to compromise with the majority, which is why they pull stunts like this: to get their own way without compromising for it with a big "fuck you" to anyone who doesn't like it.
When some psycho takes hostages during a bank robbery, you don't expect the police to just give him whatever he wants and let him go, much less get mad at them for not hurrying up just because you want them to reopen the bank, do you?
^^^^This. Dems are offering repeatedly to compromise, but only after
the economy and government are taken off the table as bargaining chips. Why? Because they shouldn't be used as bargaining chips in the first place.
Basically, they want what is normally an easy, simple function that's essential to the running of government to go through so they can get it out of the way and sit down to work on the problem the Republicans are causing all this shit over... like intelligent and reasonable adults. For all intents and purposes, they don't have to offer that and they honestly in my opinion shouldn't, but they're doing it as a sign of good will to get the Republicans off the fucking ledge before they take all of us with them.