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On March 2, 2010, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) penned a misleading op-ed in the Washington Post
repeating false Republican claims about the budget reconciliation
process. Contrary to his assertions, health care reform has already
passed the Senate through a 60 vote majority. Democrats are
considering using reconciliation to fix budgetary and taxation issues
contained in the underlying bill, which is the exact purpose for which
the reconciliation process was created.
( from http://mediamattersaction.org/factcheck/201003020001 )
woozy did make a legit point on the patriot act, and I'll even throw in off shore drilling to the list though. The man isn't a perfect president and he isn't as progressive or extreme as a lot of people make him out to be. Reality is he is much more moderate then a lot of people thought he was going to be. I certainly don't agree with everything he does and I won't defend everything he does, but the right is on a political slander mission just to say "see, he failed... nothing changed!" so that they get elected. If you don't see that your blind.