When Politics Gets In The Way Of Government

The Lone Cactus

You’ve seen this coming for several years. It’s nothing new, but it’s become more and more of a major flaw in our system of government. Political junkies (certainly like me, probably like you) have realized that there are two sides to government, and I’m not talking about Republican and Democrat or Conservative and Liberal. I’m talking about Politics and Governing.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives illustrated this difference very clearly in a recent interview with PBS. She was asked why on earth, when the Republicans basically caved on the extension of unemployment benefits she walked away from the table…here’s what she had to say:

“I don’t think, strategically, it’s where we should go right now.” Because Republicans “would like to pass something like that” and then not pass legislation on other matters and “could take that into the Senate, put poison pills all over it.”

So, she…

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