How did Bush pass his bills without 60 Republican Senate votes?

Barney Frank is a freaking wuss. No wonder Democrats dont generate enough respect among the masses. Now he talks about how 59 is not enough to pass a bill and that it somehow rejects the electorates wishes if we just go for a simple majority?

 

WHAT???? Bush never had 60 votes, yet got some of his agenda passed. HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN? Sure many democrats catipulated and went along with the Republicans. But what if they didnt. Do you seriously think Bush would  lay passive?

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He passed that bill

to privatize Social Security.

by Khun David 2010-01-20 02:25AM | 0 recs
How did Bush pass his bills without 60 Republican Senate votes

Two word answer:

Ben Nelson.

yes, look it up. Nelson was the pivotal vote for the Bush tax cuts.

by vecky 2010-01-20 02:46AM | 0 recs
Because

The GOP puts their party ahead of country and won't compromise while Democrats will put country ahead of party and compromise. So the GOP will pull off a few Democrats to enact legislation and won't return that favor.

The nature of the two parties are quite different.

by Charles Lemos 2010-01-20 04:15AM | 0 recs
RE: Because

But look at the votes they pull(ed) off.  Lieberman, Nelson, Landrieu, etc.  These aren't usually held up as paragons of "country-first" Dems.

by the mollusk 2010-01-20 12:26PM | 0 recs
RE: How did Bush pass his bills without 60 Republican Senate votes?

reconciliation in some cases,

wussy Dems scare by tough GOP messaging in other cases

 

by jeopardy 2010-01-20 03:34PM | 0 recs

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