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Saturday, November 20, 2004


We have been suggesting that the Republican Party might succumb to arrogance because of misunderstanding the message from the voters in the November election.

The Boston Globe describes the energetic hustle of congressional Republicans to get an assembly line going for the President's agenda:

With expanded majorities in both houses of Congress, Republican leaders are
tightening the circle of power and sending warning signals to moderates and
Democrats who might threaten the ambitious legislative agenda of the White

Railroading an agenda through is a mistake, as trains do get derailed. The GOP has to understand what the mandate is.

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