Monday, June 12, 2017

Obstruction by Design

Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems
--Kate Bush

During the Obama administration, Republicans were accused of obstructing political progress. Now, those on the Trump side of the ledger are decrying Democrat obstructionism.

Our founding ancestors would be pleased.

Their fear of democracy and discretionary rule by dominant coalitions motivated the framers to do what they could to make consensus difficult.

Despite what mainstream media and political pundits might have us believe, gridlock in Washington is not an exception to be overcome by unity and cooperation. Gridlock is the rule and by design.

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