On October 7, 2013, President Barack Obama took the podium at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and made the case to the American people that compromise, not ideological showdown, was what the country needed. America was in the midst of a weeks-long government shutdown, a fiasco triggered by the Republican Party’s demand to defund the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government, and Obama’s remarks from that moment are worth reading today.
Are Democrats Becoming More Like Republicans? America was in the midst of a weeks-long government shutdown, a fiasco triggered by the Republican Party’s demand to defund the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government, and Obama’s remarks from that moment are worth reading today. They show how much the Democratic Party has changed — and how much it hasn’t:Read Full Article »
Here are some thoughts on today’s three-week deal in Congress to reopen the government, take a vote on an unspecified immigration bill, and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years:1) There’s a rollicking debate on Twitter over whether Democrats “caved.” I’ll confess that I’m mystified by this argument. For the moment, this seems like a good deal — but it’s impossible to say anything definitive without knowing what happens over the next three weeks.
Or to ask the question another way: if the Republican Party is going to be dysfunctional and reckless for the foreseeable future, is there a scenario where their tactics don't become common among Dems, even if pursued for more reasonable ends? Seems unlikely to me.
Given how Republicans used the government itself as leverage against Obama, the logic of Dems doing the same is powerful. I hear it even from Congressional Ds who hate it.
But long-run, this is how systems end up in disaster, and no one seems to have a plausible way out.
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