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COLUMN: Gridlock in Congress opens the door for Republicans

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 9:34 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gridlock in Congress, the product of virtual inability to reach any sort of compromise, portends a highly interesting and volatile battle in the 2010 elections. While partisanship is part and parcel of politics, the present schism is nurtured by the left or “progressive" wing of the Democrats' "we won – get over it” attitude while Republican schadenfreude over their inability to pass legislation is understandable.

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