The numbers in the Senate made things more dysfunctional that before. Now with assurance of lockstep41 votes, Republicans can shut down the government. But They can't pass anything without compromising. Democrats can't pass anything now without compromising, either. This will be a systemic shock to both parties. Republicans will try to blame Dems for doing nothing and Dems will blame Reps for preventing anything from being done. But when the postal service and Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid start not sending out checks and unemployment comp stops being delivered, and the banks go into their next spiral, things will get interesting. The US finally got an Ambassador to Iraq because Republicans from my state and others told the shadow-President DeMint he was damaging the Party by stopping the confirmation vote. He backed off because Dems were making the case DeMint was hurting the US Army in Iraq. The whole Rep Strategy of blocking Obama everywhere has to be revisited.
China pledges to work with Africa in fighting militancy after Mali attack (Reuters)
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The bombing of the Russian airliner reflects the long conflict between Islamic extremists and Egypt that has spread south to the coastal fantasy land.21:26 25.11.15 | 1 comments