Originally Posted by lonestar
fixed that for you. Iirc he had both the house and senate from his own party the first two years.
Should have been able to change a lot more.
But go ahead and believe your fellow progressives about what they believe.
I do not care.
You obviously don't know how Congress works. For one thing, you need a super majority if you want to bulldoze the opposition (or end a filibuster, or cloture debate). Of course, if you do that, you pay down the road. Like George Washington said, the whole operating principle behind our government is "accommodation." Bulldozing opponents breeds enemies, although it doesn't appear that McConnell or Boehner give a damn about the old manners.
Obama only had a supermajority in the Senate for seven weeks, from the time Franken was sworn in to the time Ted Kennedy died. And since Kennedy couldn't even participate the last few months of his life, that supermajority was only on paper. I think Byrd was also unable to show up during that period of time. He never had a supermajority in the House. You need a percentage of 67. Obama never had better than 59.
Romney goes around the country claiming Obama had "...a supermajority for two years and didn't get anything done." It's just another of his flat-out lies.