The New Politics of Hostage Taking? Actually, Republicans Are Not the Problem

“Oh brother.

Talk about giving up any pretense of fairness or analytical detachment. Mann and Ornstein want the GOP to fail. They’ve got a book coming out demonizing the party as a gang of hostage takers and they’ve put out the directive to the press to get with the program. Never mind the fact that other political science research puts current trends in political gridlock into longer-term context, for example, Alan Abramowitz’s, The Polarized Public. The authors have their meme and they’re sticking with it — or else!”

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