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Hard Starboard Radio: The Effective, Underrated Boehner Congress

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"Americans reflexively dislike gridlock. I get that. In the real world, we like to get stuff done. So do politicians. This iteration of the Democratic Party has passed more significant legislation than any other in memory – including, a complete overhaul of health-care and fiscal policy. It was this Democratic Party that championed legislation mandating the participation of every citizen without attaining even the most minimum standard of consensus or input from the minority party.

"So today’s intractable GOP Congress — despite its often hapless tactics, overreaches and missteps – is an organic safeguard against that kind of irresponsible centralized democracy. On that merit alone, it should be a lot more popular. And if the ideological gap continues to expand and Washington’s big notions keep intruding on the ability of states and individuals to live by their own ideas and ideals, gridlock will continue be the only remedy. As ineffective as the GOP has often been, this is how the Founders probably wanted it."

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