David From: Article written "Fear fueling Republican extremism"

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Last month, two political scientists published one of those rare op-eds that gets the political community talking.

The thesis of the piece was contained in the title: "Let's just say it: The Republicans are the problem."

FULL article here:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/14/opinion/frum-mann-ornstein/index.html?eref...

Thome should discuss this on his show

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Great article. "When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country's challenges."

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From the article:

Because Senate rules often require unanimous consent to move to the next order of business, a determined minority can force delay on almost any action it opposes.

Translation... if we had a MORE democratic Senate, a handful of far Right psychopaths could not hold the nation hostage.

At SOME point Dems have to realize that it's the anti-democratic elements of our federal system that gives the Right power it might never hold in a democracy. The Right got it's foot in the door when the EC threw the election to Bush, a canidate REJECTED by the People and they built upon that power ever since.

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