GOP has already won debt ceiling fight

posted by
May 16, 2011
The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"A year ago, I wrote a column arguing that Republicans had figured out that many of the norms governing behavior in Washington -- for instance, that the filibuster is an extraordinary measure that shouldn't be used on literally every piece of legislation more significant than the renaming of a post office -- were completely optional and could be violated without cost. The Republicans, I said, had become the party of 'Yes we can' (do pretty much whatever we want), while the Democrats remained the party of 'Maybe we shouldn't.'" (05/16/11)  

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