Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Democrats can blame themselves for gridlock

From Steve Huntley at the Chicago Sun-Times via RealClearPolitics:
Here is the real story about the current gridlock in Washington -- no willingness to compromise by Democrats. The Senate is not broken; it is performing a function the Founders intended -- subjecting the enthusiasms of the House to careful scrutiny. And the filibuster is serving its purpose of protecting the rights of the minority in Congress. Together they can help force compromise and bipartisanship. Republicans had to turn to the filibuster because Democratic leaders in Congress shut them out of sweeping legislation such as the health-care bill. (my emphasis-SP)

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