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Lindsey Graham explains the Washington obstructionism in nine words

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Call it the Eureka moment for the GOP. A prominent Republican Senator let the cat out of the bag today.

“Anytime you challenge the president, Obama, it’s good politics.”

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, to the New York Times.


The quote explains, at least in part, why Republicans in Congress have blocked so many measures the president supported, from the American Jobs Act to the bill to provide health care for 9/11 first responders.

But with Congressional approval near an all-time low, and the fact that 5 million more voters cast ballots for President Obama on election day than the Republican candidate, Graham might be mistaken about how good those politics are.

As Rev. Sharpton said on Tuesday’s PoliticsNation, ”Stop the senseless attacks. Stop the brinksmanship. Maybe that would be good politics.”

Lindsey Graham explains the Washington obstructionism in nine words

Updated