House Republicans keep pace as GOP primary voters drift right, widening the partisan divide

  • Article by: CHARLES BABINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 22, 2013 - 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON — House Republicans feel growing pressure to steer firmly right on key issues, thanks to changes in primary-election politics that are complicating Congress' ability to solve big problems.

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twinsajsfJul. 22, 1311:23 AM

These are the natural consequences of continued gerrymandering over several decades. The GOP must pander hard to their far right base in order to continue to control the House, but then have to try to move the platform back to the middle to win state-wide elections for the Senate and Presidency. This will likely take at least another decade to sort itself out, so gridlock is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, we do not have any real pressing problems to address right now, so we can afford to just stand by and twiddle our thumbs for awhile.

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capsule2Jul. 22, 1311:39 AM

Thankfully, we do not have any real pressing problems to address right now, so we can afford to just stand by and twiddle our thumbs for awhile. - Huh ??!!!! You're kidding right? If we don't have any "pressing problems" why are we paying any of them for doing nothing? The countries non problems should be put on hold until the republicans can be in the majority of the three branches and really screw up this country? Is that what you are asking?

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