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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pass A Bill. That Is What Is Required. Who Cares How "Predictable" It Is?

Yes, of course it is predictable that Republicans will lie, obstruct, deny science, behave irresponsibly. Pundits keep acting as though Democrats should somehow circumvent predictable Republican misbehavior rather than calling the misbehavior misbehavior. The commentariat's emphasis on predictability excuses and enables this misbehavior. Even if it is nearly certain that the Republican House won't pass the Senate immigration bill, for example, it actually still matters more that they should and CAN still pass it.

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Looks like now there's a cabinet vacancy to fill. So much for that window of opportunity. I guess that's what you get for having Republicans on your cabinet. Wonder if we'll get a fourth consecutive Republican defense secretary...