July 11, 2009

HOW IS FEALTY TO YOUR IDEALS PLAYING POLITICS?:

Poll Positions (John Cranford, 7/11/09, CQ)

From the minute that Democrats in Congress used their superior numbers to pass the $787 billion economic stimulus package in February, Republicans have been hammering away that it was a wasteful, misdirected mess. They had no choice. Only three GOP lawmakers voted for the measure — it was against their ideological principles to use government spending to give the economy a boost, and it was against their political principles to assist the Democrats.

It was in the minority’s interest to set up Obama and the majority for a fall. And the Democrats, naturally, have played right into the Republican’s hands.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 11, 2009 12:56 PM
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