A small point of clarification on false equivalence

by Cosmo Houck

On one of the slides I put up this morning it says “congressional gridlock”. I had mixed feelings about putting this in. On the one hand, congressional paralysis has been a real and frustrating thing. However, false equivalence in allotting blame between the two parties drives me nuts. So note, while I left it in, I by no means mean to suggest that the Dems are equally to blame for a lack of congressional productivity; I firmly believe that as the party of small government Republicans have an explicit incentive to make the functioning of government as inefficient as possible.