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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Pure silliness: GOP chair says Dems secretly oppose aid to the jobless
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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No one I know has ever accused Reince Priebus of being very smart.

THIS might help explain why:

The economic debate in Washington, D.C., is pretty straightforward. Democrats are eager to extend unemployment benefits, raise the minimum wage, expand Medicaid access, and preserve food-stamp spending as a way to help those who are struggling. Republicans believe these investments aren’t worthwhile and want to move in the opposite direction.


 


But Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus apparently believes there’s a hidden subtext lurking just below the surface. Sure, he says, Democrats claim they want these measures to pass and become ...

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