Voters Hate Partisan Sniping, But Fuel Its Growth

WASHINGTON -- People say they don't like partisan gridlock in Washington. But they're voting in ways almost certain to increase it.

In recent elections, Democratic voters ousted one of Congress' best-known centrists, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and forced another, Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, into a difficult primary runoff.

Republican activists ended the career of conservative Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah in part because he had worked with a Democrat on a health care bill.

In Arizona, they have sent a once-famous maverick, Sen. John McCain, scurrying to the right to save his political skin.

Efforts to develop new energy, immigration and other policies have stalled largely because of partisan divisions, especially in the Senate.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 31, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    This would be correct. If you voted for healthcare and the increased spending, I suggest you get your resume together. Some of the primaries are getting it, however, Pelosi and Reid still have that, I should be looking for a job, denial thing going on....
  • by Fed up Location: Greenville on May 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    Okay, so what was the point of this tell the American people that we are the problem? Must have been written by a Liberal journalist scared that his cronies in Washington are on their way to the unemployment line!

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