Taking Severe Sides

July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I have to say that I’m frustrated by how much we — I mean the Republican Party — are willing to give deferential treatment to our extremes in this moment in history. We render ourselves incapable of governing when all we do is take severe sides. If all people do is go down there and join a team, and the team is invested in winning and you have something that looks very similar to the shirts and the skins, there’s not a lot of value there. I would say that the friends I have in the Democratic Party I find … much more congenial — a little less anger.”

  • Richard Hanna, Republican Representative, July 30
  • Source: Syracuse Post Standard
  • Context: Although speaking generally, he specifically pointed Michele Bachmann, who recently falsely accused Huma Abedin of having ties to Egypts Muslim Brotherhood, as an example.
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