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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
Senate Republicans double down on obstructionism
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 15, 2013 11:05 a.m.

John Avlon NAILS IT:

Since the election, Republican talking points have reflected the fact that they need to reach out beyond their base: to be positive rather than negative; appear more reasonable, less obstructionist.

But how you act speaks more loudly than what you say, and Senate Republicans have doubled down on obstructionism with their shameful filibusterof secretary-of-defense nominee Chuck Hagel.†Add to this fresh insult the hold Sen. Rand Paul put on Obamaís nominee to be CIA director, John Brennan, and it looks like Republicans are backing a cynical political strategy that could compromise national security while proliferating hyperpartisanship ...

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