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David Cope: Politics at its worst

Time out! When the Democrats filibuster, debate on forever, have closed-door sessions and do anything they can to pass their agenda, it is ” politics as usual” and needed for the “good” of Americans. When the Republicans do the same or express their disapproval to what just happened last Sunday night, it is “parliamentary tricks and games” and “politics at it’s worst.”

Our system of government is designed to have a balance of power. When either party controls the House, Senate and executive branch, you get just what we got: forced legislation and no “reconciliation.” Our “representative” form of government is no longer. While I do understand that 80 percent of the populace agrees that we need a change in health care policies, the latest polls indicate that 62 to 66 percent oppose this legislation.

According to the way your letter reads, the majority (as much as two thirds of the public) should just accept the new order, roll over and play dead. Obviously, two thirds of the public is not all Republicans – so you can’t just point a finger at them. And according to polls, you sir, may be very surprised at the outcome of this November’s election. The election in Massachusetts and gubernatorial elections in other states should have sent a message. Most of us are tired of your “politics as usual!”

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