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  •  It should be noted that you are spot on with (2+ / 0-)
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    YucatanMan, WheninRome

    regards to the Republicans not wanting the institution of government to function.

    From Salon.com:

    I go back to Grover Norquist telling his friend Deval Patrick at a Harvard reunion during the Bush administration that on the off chance another Democrat ever became president, "We'll make it impossible for him to govern like a Democrat." Norquist and friends did their best with Clinton; they've succeeded with Obama, with terrible consequences for the country.

    Their goal, whenever Dems have the White House or a majority is to stop government from functioning so that they look like the only ones who can make things happen. Clinton knew how to stand up to those tactics - it's one of the few things I admire Clinton for - and Obama doesn't. So, yes, they're bringing down the institutions for the sake of their own power-mongering. It has not one thing to do with serving the needs of the people of this country.

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