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What are some examples of Republicans pre-emptively not cooperating with Obama?

Asked by finkelitis (1907points) March 11th, 2010

I know that no judge besides Sotomayor has been confirmed yet (all others threatened with a filibuster). I also have this memory that Obama appointed a Republican to some advisory position or committee and he (the Republican) withdrew after his party told him to. I take these things as meaning that the Republicans decided on a strategy (long ago) to scuttle all of this administrations efforts in order to win future elections, on the argument that Obama hasn’t succeeded in “changing the tone in Washington,” or getting done those things he tried to get one (i.e. healthcare).

Can you give me any other examples of this kind of behavior? I’d be extremely grateful for citations as well.

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Shae's avatar

Voting for McCain/Palin

njnyjobs's avatar

If decisions in Washington are party-based then Obama should not have a problem getting his policies enacted as Capitol Hill is ruled by the Dems, his own party members. But senators and house reps are free to support the bills that they believe would best represent their constituency.

marinelife's avatar

“Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s so worried that information from next year’s national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.” Source

wilma's avatar

It’s just business as usual. Republicans always opposing a Democratic president, just like Democrats always oppose a Republican president.
What I don’t get is, why if the Democrats had a super majority, not much got passed?
They still have a majority and aren’t moving very fast, so how can they blame the Republicans?
Politics sheesh! I wish there was more parties to choose from.

josie's avatar

The role of the opposition is to oppose. So rather than make a list, I simply regard all such strategies (regardless of party) to be normal and proper.

ragingloli's avatar

It is because democrats do not seem to act like obedient sheep unlike republicans who almost always vote according to party doctrine.

finkelitis's avatar

@marinelife Thanks

My point is about the way that Obama approached the Republicans and the way they responded. But I don’t want to actually argue any points here. What I’d like are examples.

finkelitis's avatar

@augustlan thanks also. Very much in the spirit of what I’m looking for.

Sarcasm's avatar

I want to marry Rachel Maddow. I hope she can look past my gender.

finkelitis's avatar

Though I’m still looking for more, particular sources that are cited.

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