socalfitness saidAny interest in having a serious discussion about the thread topic versus complaining?
Sure, why don't we think of an issue that democrats and republicans can compromise on:
immigration reform no, republicans will shut down the government. taxes no, republicans will shut down the government. energy no, republicans will shut down the government. welfare no, republicans will shut down the government. gay rights no, the republicans will shut down the government.
Pot legalization .... This one is maybe. I had at least one republican also recommend shrooms!
The topic of the thread is not advanced by your simplistic points that are not correct. But just to indulge you briefly - the Republicans are not interested in shutting down the Govt. Take the immigration issue:
a. The issue most Republicans and some Democrats have is not the policy per se, but how it is being attempted, illegally in the view of many.
b. Many Republicans have supported legalization with some requirements but only after securing the border. Reason is to prevent more floods of people crossing the border illegally. Don't try to say the border is secure with all the kids crossing.
c. Although the House did not consider the bill passed by the Senate, the Senate did not consider bills passed by the House aimed at securing the border. One such bill: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/01/politics/house-border-bill/ Things are not as one-sided as you would like to assume.
Obama acted lawfully. You're either misinformed or lying.
I'm guessing you're lying, since you're also being disingenuous about republican opposition on this issue. George Bush couldn't even rally support from his own party on common sense immigration reform. The republicans have taken a do-nothing stand on this issue for longer than Obama has been around, and they are now lying about it now.
As for Bush's attempt, Obama crossed party lines and supported Bush when he was a senator. Immigration reform has always been imperative for Obama. It's only republicans that stand in the way. They have stood in the way of everything Obama has done.
They have tried to call Obama unconstitutional on every issue, but they can't get their day in court because Obama follows the law.
All the scandals republicans have inflated about Obamacare, Solyndra, Benghazi, and the list goes on have amounted to nothing but loud talking and posturing. The republicans literally must be brainless because they are batting zero, and they are too stupid to realize it.