comgress polarized? blame the GOP

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    Gridlock in Congress? Blame the GOP - CNN.com


    many years, journalists and scholars have lamented the rise of partisan polarization on Capitol Hill. The number of moderates has vastly declined and the number of bills that receive bipartisan support has greatly diminished. The usual culprits range from the advent of the 24-hour news cycle to changing demographics.

    But now observers are starting to note that both parties are not equally to blame, especially in recent years.

    In their new book, "It's Even Worse Than It Looks," Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein -- two of the most prominent talking heads in Washington, known for their balanced view and proclivity toward moderation -- say that the Republican Party is to blame.

    "The GOP," they wrote in a Washington Post op-ed based on the book, "has become an insurgent outlier in American politics." Mann and Ornstein trace the partisan style back to the emergence of Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist in the 1970s, when the two men promoted a style of slash-and-burn, take-no-prisoners politics that has remained integral to the strategy of congressional Republicans
     
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    Good thing.

    If the Dems had their way we'd already be over the cliff.
     
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    The Pelosian ERA disaster is coming to an end, Poop Splatters.

    Pray that the Republicans can fix things with their own super majority in '13.
     
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    dude they cant fix it in 13.

    The CBO says they need to work with the rest of congress of we fall off a cliff
     
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    Since a non gridlocked congress passes stuff like Obamacare, thank God for gridlock.
     
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    Yep, businesses started hiring again when the House got rid of the Dem control. I'm with Vel, non-gridlock is worse, and businesses also agree. :D
     
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    wtf is a Comgress???
     
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    dear disgruntled brained cons.

    It is NOT good for our country.

    does that matter to you?
     

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