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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Not The Way It's Supposed To Work

It would be nice if the electorate held the Senate Republicans accountable for basically abdicating their role in governing this country.  Same goes for the House, but gerrymandering being what it is, I'm not seeing that happen.

I'd love to see Democrats actually pick up a few seats this cycle, though it's unlikely to happen.  They have reasonably strong candidates in Kentucky and Georgia.  It would be nice to see the good people of Maine chuck out Susan Collins for someone who actually represents the interests of their state.  But South Dakota, Montana, Arkansas, Alaska, West Virginia, Louisiana and North Carolina will all be hard to hold.

UPDATE: More on the GOP's dysfunction.

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