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Take the Hard Votes

From National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg, 10/29/14 –

Congress should have more partisanship about ideas and less about the legislative process.

Process as Politics: Senate majority leader Harry Reid (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Process as Politics: Senate majority leader Harry Reid (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘What day is it?”

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

As a proud member of the “don’t just do something, sit there” school of politics, I don’t fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren’t bugs of our constitutional system, they’re features. And while everyone likes to see their preferred policies sail through Congress, on the whole I think we’ve been well served by those features for two centuries.

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