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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Blaming both sides for the shutdown appeals to people who can’t sort out the political realities
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 2, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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As I’ve argued on several occasions in the past few days, the government shutdown arises from a few incontrovertible facts that many Republicans can’t seem to get through their heads:

In 2008, Barack Obama ran for president on a platform that included health-care reform. He defeated his Republican rival by an electoral-vote margin of 36 percentage points.

The following year, Obamacare was adopted by a majority vote in both houses of Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court later upheld the constitutionality of the measure.

In 2012, Obama’s campaign for a second term as president was based in part on passage ...

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