Are you not understanding me on purpose???
Let me break this down even more for you.
While I readily admit that dems seem to vote their conscious more then follow party line, that is not the point here.
Obama and the dems controlled the White House AND both houses of Congress.
Yet Obama was unable to get some things thru.
Now I admit that part of that is the repubs using legal tactics to block them, but part of it is also that Obama and the dem leadership couldnt get enough of their own people on board.
So if the dems in Congress didnt think something was important enough to vote on, WHEN THEY HAD THE MAJORITY, why are you now blaming the repubs?
Yes, they deserve part of the blame, but you seem to want to put all of the blame on them.
As for the repubs using the rules to block what they dont like, so what?
The dems were guilty of using the same tactics when they were in the minority.
Thats the job of the minority party, to block bills they dont like.