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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 01:59 AM

23. Or indeed a dozen (!) years ago.

As Robert Draper and others pointed out, on Inauguration Night 2009, the Republicans figured out that their strategy was simple: Oppose the new President Obama and deny him whatever victories they could. And of course a combination of circumstances (e.g., Ted Kennedy's final illness) and the tendency of crucial blocs of voters to skip the midterms meant the Republicans could pursue their strategy.

We saw how far that strategy went, including Mitch McConnell's announcement that the GOP would hold open a Supreme Court seat for an entire year in order to fill it as they chose.

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