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November 7th, 2012, 21:12
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
They are the extremist obstructionists in this debacle that protect the moneyed interests that have the most to gain by the status quo. Hell, the republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell said their highest priority was to make sure Obama failed and was not reelected, above the good of the country. If you can't see this, then this is your problem. This false equivalency promoted by righties that "both parties do it" is pure bullshit. There is nothing in recent history comparable to the obstructionists that have failed in Congress and failed the country.

Just look at the graph of filibusters. They almost DOUBLED under McConnell's "leadership"




If this was directed at me, I don't completely disagree with you. The Republicans have taken partisanism much farther IMO than the Democrats. It just doesn't change the facts around the cause of the downgrade. The Dems have presented no solutions that tackle our medium to long term debt problems.

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