Today, Governor Christie excoriated Congress for their inaction on relief to Hurricane Sandy victims. He equated both parties as “bad guys” for putting ideology above results. This is a false equivalency that has been perpetuated by the mainstream media.
Clearly, the Republicans are the masters of not getting things done. Contrast them with the Democrats of a few years ago. Remember the debate about the Affordable Care Act? It was far from a slam dunk for its proponents. Congressman Bart Stupak and other anti-choice zealots threatened to sink the bill to further their ideologies. The reason we passed Obamacare is due in large part to then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She got things done, while the current Speaker can’t even find his way out of a paper bag.
Equating the Democrats and Republicans when it comes to gridlock is a false premise and should be called out as such.