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So Democratic intellectuals are finally getting around to giving the case against the “gridlock” caused by the two “political” branches of government being controlled by different parties. Nothing will get done except through compromise! People will come to think that government can’t really address the big challenges they face these days! And the “interests” will be able to resist “the people” pushing through Big-Government regulatory reform! (Of course it all sounds good or at least better to me.)

The real issues remain: Will our president prove flexible enough to adapt to this new situation? And will a Republican leader emerge in Congress to work with him at a high and realistic pay grade to produce reform we postmodern conservatives can believe in? (What Clinton and Gingrich were almost able to do . . . )

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