Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Democrats don't need Republicans

I first saw this add at Red State and I really enjoyed it. It points out something that voters need to remember between now and November 2010: The Democrats control all of it. Any legislation the Democrats want to pass, they can pass without a single Republican vote. They have enough votes to pass anything in the House and they have enough votes to stop a filibuster in the Senate.

Any laws they write can go to the President. If he signs it, they get it. Want higher taxes, cap and trade, government run health care, they can do it all without a single Republican vote.

Remember this in the coming weeks when they say Republicans are trying to stop them or the Republican Party is the "party of no". The only way Republicans can stop any bill is to win the support of the public. Any legislation the Democrats want to pass, they can pass without any Republican support.

Remember this the next time you here Democrats say that the Republicans are preventing them from doing what they want. The only thing that will stop Democrats is the fear of being held accountable for the laws they pass.


the anonymous guy said...


Brandon said...

It was a well-done ad, but I don't think we have to worry about a radical agenda being pushed through without debate. True, the Democrats have on paper a filibuster-proof majority, but between Byrd and Kennedy's health problems and the conservative and moderate Democrats in the Senate, the number of Democratic senators that can be relied on to vote the party line consistently is closer to 54.

Andy D said...

It will be interesting to see what Democrats do try to push through. Anything they want to force through they can force through. It will be interesting to see what they go for, what they don't go after, and what they beg for Republican support on.