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Political Gridlock: Intransigence Is Good Strategy

The mainstream corporate media likes the intransigence they see. Americans? Not so much. But that won't stop The Economist from trying to spin it positively.
Political Gridlock: Intransigence Is Good Strategy

Via The Economist:

AMERICA has been pretty much stuck in neutral for the past few years, as Republicans used their gains in the 2010 elections to prevent Barack Obama from pushing any of the major items on his agenda through Congress. Mr Obama's jobs bill, climate-change legislation, gun-control initiatives, immigration reform, and even many of his appointments to executive posts have been stymied. Republicans in the House, rather than pass legislation that Senate Democrats might conceivably negotiate over and ultimately approve, have largely concentrated on confrontational symbolic gestures, such as bills rep...

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