An article you MUST read!

This was published yesterday in the Washington Post. Mann is from the Brookings Institute, a progressive think tank. Ornstein is from the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Together, from opposite sides of the political perspective, they have put together the definitive piece on today’s upsetting problem.

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Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, Published: April 27

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein

Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of the McCarthyite playbook of the 1950s — so striking was the almost complete lack of condemnation from Republican congressional leaders or other major party figures, including the remaining presidential candidates.

It’s not that the GOP leadership agrees with West; it is that such extreme remarks and views are now taken for granted.

We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.

——-> Read the rest of the article HERE.

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Posted on April 28, 2012, in Announcement, Congress, Corporations, Education, ethics, government, history, Legal, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on NOTES FROM THE POND and commented:
    Here is a concise and definitive article co-written by a liberal and a conservative explaining what is behind the log jam in Congress. Quite an eye opener!

  2. Thanks for posting this. At last, a concise and definitive explanation of what is really happening in Congress.

  3. I and a lot of others had already bloged about this but from these two prominant figures? My guess it will be rebloged over and over and continues with the Obama and Liberal theme that Romeny (and Republicans) are simply out of touch with America and Americans.

  4. david turecamo

    Thanks, Bill

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