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  •  Republicans also blocking a republican nominee? (4+ / 0-)

    Obama has followed this pattern. Last spring, the White House reached an agreement with the Democratic chairman (Ted Kennedy) and ranking Republican (Mike Enzi) of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee to nominate two Democrats, Becker and Mark Pearce, and one Republican, Brian Hayes. Becker was a highly regarded lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, as well as a counsel for the SEIUand AFL-CIO. Pearce is a Buffalo labor lawyer. And Hayes was a management lawyer for 25 years who also served as the Republican labor policy director on the HELP committee.

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    Neat trick.

    Here we are now Entertain us I feel stupid and contagious

    by Scarce on Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 07:52:02 PM PDT

    •  No one said they were logical... (2+ / 0-)
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      Egalitare, island in alabama

      they don't even bother to try to make sense anymore.

    •  Because it has nothing to do with... (3+ / 0-)

      ...disagreeing on policy.  It's all politics; for the Republicans, they obstruct the Democrats as much as possible because they want to run for election on "Democrats can't solve your problems".  They won't run on "I'll solve your problems" just "the Democrats can't solve your problems".  The Republicans know that a majority of the country doesn't think the Republicans have any good ideas on how to fix things, so they can't run on that.  Everything they do is about trying to reacquire power; they have no interest in governing.  So, they obstruct everything, regardless of what it is.

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