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Why is it

Obama and the Dem congress couldn't accomplish a damn thing until after half the congress was about to be thrown out on its collective ears? Why did it take 2 years to overturn DADT? They've had a clear majority - they even had a supermajority the first year, but it wasn't until now (and still with the help of 8 pubs, don't forget) that they even bothered to do a single thing they were elected to do.

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 4:58 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (22)
  • Maybe the fall election shook them up a little?
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 5:32 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Must be because all Democrats are incompetent idiots.....

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • It's all a conspiracy! Wish I were paid that much to b.s. people! Shoulda went in politics!
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 5:58 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • It is finally done now, but you are right it took long enough!
    older

    Answer by older at 6:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • They needed this to pass closest to the 2012 election, so they could trot it out for their campaigns and it would still have everyone excited.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:38 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Because they didn't have any Republicans to blame!! Where's the fun in that!?!?? :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:53 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • It was a strategy. They let it all wait until after the mid-term elections. Then, with a lame duck Congress, they would shove it all through and no one would say a thing. Most of the stuff could have be brought up in regular session with time to have meaningful discussion and the American people would have been fine with it. (especially since they would have been included if the Congress did it right)
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:56 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • because they are politicians, no matter what party they're in!
    ceallaigh

    Answer by ceallaigh at 8:03 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • It took them that long to figure out which end to face in order to pull their collective heads out of their collective asses.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • They wanted to use it to say :see, the republicans are against freedom blah blah blah.. They did not care about the repeal of DADT, they cared about using it as a political tool.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:57 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

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