Jon B asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Are the Democrats in Congress in a no win situation?

When they try to pass socialist or "progressive" legislation, they alienate the centrist population. And when the legislation fails, they anger their leftist base for not getting it rammed through.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Why don't they try and do something good for this country as a democratic capitalistic society that we are and have been for over 200 years. If they want socialist programs they need to get their butts scooted on down the road. They are pitiful and I'm sure people now remember why they lost power in the first place.

  • Pablo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The current situation is bound to a veto just for spite and on the other side has no power even if the issues are important. We are in a time where the term of office is holding progress back. The administration is sticking to it's goals as the ship is sinking. The economy is going flat and the debt will be passed forward and limit progress for years. The people have given opinions of displeasure and those opinions are the issues of the day. Hard choices need to be made domestically and we have someone that is to weak to make them. Bush just wants the easy way out. The veto is all he has.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Congress has a lower approval rating than the president for a reason: Most of them have forgotten the people who sent them there. Bright and notable exceptions are Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut). There are some people in the House who listen better to their constituents because they have to go through re-election more often.

    The mainstream media feels the need to report that only about 31% of the people in the US approve of the President's job performance, but the mainstream media does not make a very loud statement of the fact that only 14% of Americans think Congress is doing a good job.

    The truth is, in the US House and Senate, Democrats are not doing a good job, and Republicans are not doing a good job, either.

  • 1 decade ago

    No matter what bill is put together by a majority in the House or the Senate, the threat of the presidential veto compels changes to appease moderate Republicans.

    Thus, in the event a bill is passed by Congress, and Bush vetoes it, the House or Senate has enough support to override the veto.

    It is tough to write a bill that can appease most Congressmen/Senators, without compromising the core essence of the bill.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If they try to pass legislation that Bush is against he will veto it. There aren't enough Democrats vs. Republicans to get the House votes needed to override a Presidential veto. Especially when an issue is divided along party lines.

    I'm mainly referring to when they were trying to get funding for the troops. Dems had to settle for no pullout date. Just an example.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Which is why they'll continue to do what they've been doing.

    Voicing their support for the socialist agenda without ever making it happen.

  • Ken C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Stick a fork in them. The fat Lady is singing. The party is over.

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to stand for something first. All they stand for it attacking Bush, taking away our rights, freedom and money.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they are in a no-win situation because they are not able to think like REAL Americans.

  • 1 decade ago

    They are products of their own making.

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