January 30, 2010

MORE FROM ANN ALTHOUSE ON President Obama at the GOP Retreat. “It’s way too late to talk about some kind of ‘absolutely essential’ process that the Democrats never even considered following back when they thought they had an invincible supermajority. Republican support is a necessity now, but not because of some dialectical ideal of policymaking proceeding by debate. You need the votes now, and you didn’t then. The people reacted and are continuing to react to what the Democrats did with their supermajority. The objection isn’t to discord and obstruction. The objection is to the rule of a single party rule that has seen fit to ram through policies people don’t want.”