Could President Obama end up having one of his most productive months in office? He's certainly prevailed through several cliffhangers in this soon-to-expire Democratic majority in the House. Some people are calling him the "Comeback Kid."
He won passage of most everything he wanted .. several rightie pundits say the $858 billion tax deal that Obama reached with Republicans was only a gigantic stimulus package for the president.
Yes, the DREAM Act failed .. but there's still hope that he'll get new healthcare legislation for 9/11 responders.
Republicans say they won't vote for the New START treaty, but Reid might call their bluff and ask for a vote on it by tomorrow morning. He says, "You either want to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, or you don't."
The most historic thing was the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" .. I'm glad that it will forever be linked to President Obama's name.
Obama will be a historical president for many reasons. He tackled and achieved controversial things that Clinton, Bush and others shied away from - HCR, DADT, etc. He seems to act with his values and his heart and not with the next re-election in mind.
One odd thing - the Tea Party has sure been quiet during this session. They might be waiting for their supporters to be sworn in .. or maybe they really don't have a leader and aren't organized, which means they might have less impact in 2011.
OR - they're speechless because after all that whining for two years about all of Obama's spending and debt, their newly elected Republicans added almost another trillion overnight.