March 12, 2010

HURRY, O-POCALYPSE™!:

Why Obama Needs a Republican Congress: It would let him be moderate without looking weak (Rich Lowry, 3/12/10, National Review)

A Republican Congress would give him a handy foil and force him, right in time for his reelection campaign, into strategic bipartisanship. The Republican takeover in 1994 seemed the end for Bill Clinton. Long after Tom Foley had been forgotten, though, Clinton signed major bipartisan welfare-reform and deficit-reduction bills, while making incremental steps on health care that were popular and sustainable.

Obama probably doesn’t consider a Republican Congress in his interest. But with all he’s done to bring one about, who knows?


Party like it's 1995.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 12, 2010 7:35 AM
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