Republicans have some explaining to do So far every proposal coming out of the recent campaign and upcoming congressional agenda represents a backward thrust that will stifle innovative programs and keep the country frozen in yesterday’s failed policies.

While preventing Democrats from moving any aspect of their agenda may resonate with the party faithful, there are pitfalls in the all-or-nothing approach in which the leadership is currently engaged. Winning the House was not an invitation to further factionalize the electorate and serve partisan interests. It was a chance for the nation to heal itself and move on – – not the case so far.

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