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-of good news by jgrimsrud
Monday, 16 February 2009, 7:47
Filed under: -of jgrimsrud, -of politik

well, immigration may be a feudal mess, gay rights issues are stuck in déja vu, and the “culture of life” is having a massive identity crisis…

but, here’s some slightly better news (if you believe frank rich):

evidently, obama has won a big victory.  i would like the state to host a back & forth on the local econ-stimulus implications, but in the meantime i especially enjoy the final paragraph:

Republicans will also be judged by the voters. If they want to obstruct and filibuster while the economy is in free fall, the president should call their bluff and let them go at it. In the first four years after F.D.R. took over from Hoover, the already decimated ranks of Republicans in Congress fell from 36 to 16 in the Senate and from 117 to 88 in the House. The G.O.P. is so insistent that the New Deal was a mirage it may well have convinced itself that its own sorry record back then didn’t happen either.

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