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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Discussion Question: Are Republicans Overplaying Their Hand?

I have a question. Given that:

Barack Obama may still be President and Senator Harry Reid may still be Senate Majority Leader, but Republicans across the nation have been treating 2011 like one extended ideological victory lap. For them, the 2010 elections were not the result of a frustrated electorate upset with slow progress on the economy and frustration with the perceived effectiveness of Democratic rule. Instead, heedless of the consecutive wave elections that swept them out of control of the Congress and then the Presidency, Republicans apparently chose instead to believe that their entire ideology had finally prevailed in the minds of the public and now was the time to implement it.

Are Republicans overplaying their hand?

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    Posted by on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 08:46 AM in Discussion Questions, Economics, Politics | Permalink