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America’s Call To Arms / The Arms Of Government

In President Obama’s inaugural address he appealed to America to “pick itself up and dust itself off”. Republicans in the meantime appear determined to demonstrate that nothing has changed. Basking in what appears to be a self deluded state occasioned by voting 100% against the Democrats’ stimulus proposals in the house and close to that in the Senate, they believe they have Mr Obama’s measure. Regardless of the state of the economy, foreclosures, education, health care and the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Republican’s clear objective is to make life as difficult as possible for the President.

American Pie? Republicans Just Can’t Cut It

The Senate of the United States may not be a modern day reflection of Nero’s Rome, but political fiddling and plotting in its chamber is perhaps just as flagrant. Any fillibustering or finessing which may subsequently occur as a result of Friday’s non binding pronouncement will certainly threaten the potency of the Democrat’s original stimulus package. This is something the country simply cannot afford.