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Response to Andy823 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:51 PM

13. You asked how he could get things done. I answered

[font style="font-family:'Georgia','Baskerville Old Face','Helvetica',fantasy;" size=4 color=#009999]That said, odds of him accomplishing that are the same as Hillary no matter how "partisan" either of them may be.

So I don't see what the point you are trying to make.

The Republican congress will be obstructionist to both of them. Hillary or Bernie, so long as the Republicans remain controlled by the tea party and so long as they have control of any part of government....nothing will get done. The Republicans, as they are now, literally want it that way.

When that changes, then we can talk about if one candidate or the other is too partisan to get any legistlation passed. But right now, they are in the same exact boat and if neither candidate can get anything done, then I want the candidate who will actually fight for the things I believe in and try and change the publics mind.

That way at least, we can either get some of those republicans out of office or we can get more dems in office and set up an environment where the congress wants to do...anything.

And the problem with the article you are using is that a person who opposes everything their party stands for will have an ungodly high score, and those who actually support the platform of their party and fights for it will have a low score. Check out the lifetime Scores of Obama, Warren, Boxer, Kennedy or any party hero.

http://www.thelugarcenter.org/ourwork-Bipartisan-Index.html

All negative and all in the bottom half of that index. Even Russ Feingold, famed for working with Republicans like John McCain has a negative score and are in the bottom half of the list. Hillary has a negative score and is on the bottom half of the list as well.

Now check out Zell (voted for Bush) Miller. He is number 7 on the list.[/font]

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