In the two years that the democrats had the White House, the House, and the Senate, we got Wall Street reform, student loan reform, credit card reform, healthcare reform obviously, the fair pay act, expanding of the GI bill, they re-authorized the children’s health insurance program, expanded national service programs, fixed the sentencing disparity for crack versus powdered cocaine. We got the 9/11 first responders bill, we got the hate crimes act, they ratified the Start treaty between us and Russia on nuclear weapons, they repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, they did cash for clunkers, they did the stimulus which included the largest middle-class tax cuts ever. That was all done by the Congress that was elected at the same time as President Obama in 2008. They were elected in November 2008, sworn in January 2009 and over the next 2 years they got all of those things done. Then, the republicans did really well in the midterms, and republicans took control of the House for the first time in years and, John Boehner became Speaker. And since then, there has not been a single significant piece of legislation enacted into law.
Modern TV Lunch Boxes: Rachel Maddow Show
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Public Forum: Tony Kushner & Rachel Maddow
"Admit it: you want Rachel Maddow and Tony Kushner to be your gay lefty adoptive parents. Or at least your aunt and uncle you can talk with about the military-industrial complex over Thanksgiving dinner. One’s the giddy, sarcastic lady making fun of Mitt Romney on your television every night; the other wrote that movie about Lincoln that you know you have to see before the Oscars. Put them in a room and you’ve got more liberal fairy dust than the time Newt Gingrich was glitter-bombed." - The New Yorker
Watch their entire ninety minute conversation above!
Spotted in the Q&A with J. Michael Straczynski at the back of The Walking Dead #110.
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