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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner’s strategy worked

During my voting life, I've voted for more Republicans than Democrats. But this particular cycle, I don't plan to vote for any Republicans. Why? Because I think it would be rewarding the very thing none of us should want to see in Washington, obstruction for the sake of regaining power, even when the country is facing incredibly challenging, historic problems. The GOP said loudly and proudly it was going to gum up the machine because a gridlocked Washington would make President Barack Obama look bad and make it easier for the GOP to regain control.

Apparently, that strategy has worked on many people. I refuse to be among them.

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner's strategy worked

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I believe such tactics should be punished, not rewarded. Allowing them to win will clearly only reinforce the incentive to continue them.

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