November 5th, 2010
07:56 AM ET
12 years ago

Election result ends talk of further sweeping reforms

Washington (CNN) - One wish of many Republicans and conservative voters seems certain to come true in the aftermath of the midterm congressional elections - there won't be any more sweeping reform legislation like the 2,000-plus page health care bill for a while.

President Barack Obama has conceded as much since Democrats lost majority control of the House and had their Senate majority narrowed this week, telling reporters that a piecemeal approach to major issues is the best way forward.

Filed under: 2010 • issues • President Obama
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Chineka

    The Republicans wiil have eightteen months, like the President and Dems had before we as americans kick them out for this time

    November 5, 2010 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  2. ABM

    This is why the Dems had to focus on the monumental tasks first. It was a good move because conseratives do not want to see anything change. This is why they are a dying breed – just look at who showed up at the rallys for the unintelligent - older folks. The youthful Dems will resurrect this country's ambitious roots.

    The only way for us to survive is to move forward – not standing still or moving backwards.

    Thank you midwestern peope you just killed 2 years of potential progress. Burn your social security and medicaid cards now b/c I am not paying for you anymore.

    November 5, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  3. Stacie

    No more reform...just gridlock and lame attempts to allow insurance companies to go back to yanking coverage for people who get sick. Oh, and let's not forget the hateful legislation that would make it acceptable and legal to discriminate against some groups of Americans.

    November 5, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    That was the whole point of the know?

    November 5, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    Both cap-and-trade and Obamacare were absurd projects.
    Basically America needs to recover from wealth-spreading schemes.

    November 5, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  6. Emerson

    Now the GOP can breathe easier and return to their platform of tax cuts for the rich, increased defense spending for needless wars and deregulation so that their big business buddies can steal all that they can and then have the middle class pay for it. When is this country going to learn that the GOP is the enemy of the American people?

    November 5, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |