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Friday, December 30, 2011


Former Congressman Artur Davis laments the growing polarization of the two political parties and claims that supposedly conservative Democrats such as Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas should get credit for keeping Obamacare from being even crazier than it is.

But if Nelson and Lincoln weren't in office their seats would more than likely have been held by Republicans (as Arkansas is now and Nebraska is soon to be).

And I dare say that two additional Republicans in Senate would have been enough to keep Obamacare from passing in any form.

From a conservative perspective, having some less than liberal Democrats in Congress is nice... but not as nice as if those seats were held by Republicans... even Republicans of a more liberal bent (for example, Scott Brown of Massachusetts).