May 8, 2014 8:28 am -

The Party of No has blocked 500 bills says President Obama.

The president, speaking at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event Wednesday evening hosted at Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn’s home, said Republicans have been obstructionist since even before he took office.

“Their willingness to say no to everything — the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress — has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them,” Obama said of Republicans.

“The conclusion is, well, nothing works,” the president continued. “And the problem is, is that for the folks worth fighting for — for the person who’s cleaning up that house or hotel, for the guy who used to work on construction but now has been laid off — they need us. Not because they want a handout, but because they know that government can serve an important function in unleashing the power of our private sector.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to Republicans Have Blocked 500 Bills

  1. William May 8th, 2014 at 9:34 am

    But…but..what about BENGHAZI?

    • tony cool May 8th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Whst about it

  2. bahlers May 8th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    And how many bills has Reid prevented from taking a vote on the Senate floor?

    • arc99 May 8th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      until you provide a reputable reference to back up your rhetorical question, the answer is none.

      • bahlers May 8th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

        It was not a rhetorical question, I was wondering if anyone knows the answer to the question that I posed. found 290 bills blocked by Reid in the first couple years of Obama’s Presidency.

        • arc99 May 8th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

          so the question is, how many of those bills are being blocked via the “silent filibuster” as noted in this letter from House Democrats, and who is doing the blocking. to state that Sen. Reid is unilaterally blocking these bills does not appear to be an accurate assessment of what is happening.

        • tony cool May 8th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

          Block the repooplinuts

    • lindsncal May 8th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Whatever the number, and it’s nowhere near what republicans have blocked, the bills blocked were filled with cuts to the middle class and giving the rich even more. Republicans write bills knowing they won’t pass so they can say…’See, Obama won’t pass anything.” …knowing people don’t know what’s even in the bills.

      • GodhasblessedAmericawhydenyHim May 8th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

        Why is it the rich have only gotten richer and the rest of America suffered under this Administration? Because it’s NOT about helping the middle class, it’s about it’s destruction and as they are the biggest threat to the DemocRats.

        • lindsncal May 8th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

          The rich keep getting richer because of republican policies that congress refuses to change. Obama has tried and congress won’t do a damn thing about it. Republicans signed a pact on the day Obama took office to not allow him to pass anything no matter what it was because they knew if things got better, they’d lose.
          Obama can’t spend a nickel to do anything without congress approval and they won’t let hm.
          Look at any chart you can find. Our economic demise and wealth disparity started with Reagan and grew to absurdity under bush.

          • tony cool May 8th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

            True true yesssss

      • GodhasblessedAmericawhydenyHim May 8th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

        Reid blocked the Republican jobs bill for one but they are sitting on a total of 290! What difference does it make, our POTUS is acting more like a dictator than a US President.

        • lindsncal May 8th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

          Are you kidding me? Did you read that jobs bill? The knew it didn’t have a chance when they wrote it. Your tax money going to waste as usual.

          It was projected to be rejected by about 95% of the people.

          Hah…’dictator’ A dictator is one like putin who republicans love.

          Please, explain your ridiculous claim of Obama being a dictator.

          Bush. “Stop shoving the constitution in my face. It’s just a damn piece of paper.” “I’m the decider”

        • tony cool May 8th, 2014 at 11:04 pm


        • DetroitSam May 10th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

          Hey, GodhasblessedAmericawhydenyHim: Which God would that be? After all, there are many Gods.

          You have heard, have you not, about Judaism, Bahá’í, Islam, Druzim, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, Santería, Haitian Vodou, Candomblé, Umbanda, Obeah, Santería, Confucianism, Shinto, Taoism?

          Or did you not learn this during your home schooling?

  3. Michael Farrey May 8th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    someone should post how many vets could have been treated with extra employees to process claims with the money Republicans have wasted while not doing their jobs!

  4. MrWilkinson May 9th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Actually I think Congress should be rated on how many Bills are NOT passed.