Obstructionist GOP

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In 2004, Americans elected a Democratic majority in Congress.  What was the GOP response?  To tie up bills, filibuster, and engage in other parliamentarian tactics to prevent reforms from even coming to a vote.

How bad is it?  Really bad.  At the present pace, the Republicans will be three times more obstructionist than any Congress in recent history.  Margaret Talev reports for McClatchey Newspapers on the GOP’s unprecedentedly frequent use of the filibuster. This chart, though, kind of says it all:


No wonder Congress is rated as so low….