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Saturday, June 23, 2012

"The Republicans Who Run Congress"

In 1948, President Truman ran for reelection by criticizing the Republican-controlled Congress. President Obama is taking up the same theme. One problem is that his party has a majority in the Senate. He is getting around this problem by ignoring it. In recent speeches, he has taken to asserting that Republicans control Congress.

At the University of North Carolina on April 24:
So this shouldn't be a partisan issue. And yet the Republicans who run Congress right now have not yet said whether or not they'll stop your rates from doubling.
At Cleveland's Cuyahoga Community College, June 14:
Governor Romney and the Republicans who run Congress believe that if you simply take away regulations and cut taxes by trillions of dollars, the market will solve all of our problems on its own. If you agree with that, you should vote for them. And I promise you they will take us in that direction.
At the NALEO annual conference, June 22:
The Republicans who run Congress, the man at the top of their ticket, they don’t agree with any of the proposals I just talked about.