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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Blaming both sides equally for fiscal-cliff stalemate ignores the facts of the matter
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 29, 2012 11:15 a.m.





With apparently the best of intentions, Howard Schultz, CEO of the Starbucks coffeehouse chain, has instructed his employees to push a “come together” message to the powers-that-be in Washington in an effort to end the stalemate in negotiations regarding the so-called fiscal cliff.

But the gesture gives credence to the false impression that Republicans and Democrats are equally to blame for the stand-off.

Ezra Klein puts it THIS WAY:

[A]t the elite level — which encompasses everyone from CEOs to media professionals — there’s a desire to keep up good relations on both sides of the aisle. And so ...

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