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Originally Posted by Geezah View Post

How the fuck they didn't get Cap'n'Trade through with a Democrat President and Democrat majority control of both houses I'll never know. How Pelosi and Reid both kept their Leadership positions says a lot about that fucking country.

Gillard had far worse conditions to get a Climate Change Bill through but she managed it (and yes, I know she has NFI about Climate Change and Zero Care Factor, but surely that makes it more remarkable that she got something through).

Democrats, unlike Labor politicians, don't face expulsion from the party for not toeing the line or crossing the floor. Admirable in some respects, painful when it comes to controversial or unpopular legislation. Pelosi and Reid were pretty well powerless to get the blue dogs into line.
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