” she added. Obama knows the long odds against a right-wing populist winning the presidencyno matter how good she looks in a skirt (or running clothes)brandishing a gun He shouldnt be too cockyhoweverbecause the death of the centre is ultimately a problem for him and the whole country If the Palinistas seize the GOPthey probably cannot take the White House But their brand of no-prisoners partisanship sure can tie up Congress In modern memoryCapitol Hill has never been so polarised With conservatives refusing to reach across the aisleit will be hard to get even the most modest health-insurance reform through the US Senatewhere a 41-vote minority can block legislation Without bipartisanshipforget about reducing the deficit or doing anything meaningful on the environmentimmigrationor tax reform Diehard right-wing congressmen do not deserve all the blame Obama tried to foster bipartisanship at the outset of his administrationbut he didnt try very hardand his fellow Democrats can be just as rigidly partisan on the left Obama seems reduced to fencing with Fox Newswhich wont get him very far or earn him a place in the history books Governing effectively requires a big tent approach to politics To pass the New Deal and win reelection three timesFranklin D Roosevelt built a coalition of labourNorthern liberalsand Southern conservatives In a body politic that swings rightswings left but never too far without swinging back again it is impossible to win a governing majority without a coalition of true believers and moderates The two greatest postwar presidents understood this Dwight Eisenhower governed in the 1950s by deftly uniting centre and rightand Ronald Reagan did the same in the 1980s They needed to be flexible to the point of gross expediency To placate the far rightIke shamefully refused to stand up for his friend and fellow statesman Gen George Marshallwho was ludicrously attacked by Sen Joe McCarthy as soft on communism Reagan piously gave lip service to the right-wing social agenda while doing nothing to further it by legislation; he also chose George HW Bush to be his vice president and allowed the ultrapragmatic James A Baker III to run the White House The Gipper talked tough about the Russians while doing more than any other president to foster detente With a slyness that belied their smiling patriotismEisenhower and Reagan confused and occasionally exasperated their own followers But its no coincidence the Eisenhower 50s and Reagan 80s were periods of unusual peace and prosperity Since taking officeObama has so far failed to win the battle for the centre The post-election polls show that the country isif anythingdrifting to the right Obama needs to win some of those drifters back if he wants to get things done The Republican righthellbent on preventing thataims to crush the last scattered remnants of the old moderate GOP establishment or any Republican who will work with the opposition The talk-show shouters are cheering on the final purgedemanding purity By definitionpopulist movements run on a fervour that confuses honourable compromise with appeasement Everything is reduced to us and them This is particularly destructive when it occurs within parties During the Reagan-Bush administrationthe Bushes of Texas (but really Connecticut) were never all that comfortable with the Reagans of Hollywood But they worked at getting along The easier course is to rant and rail on The OReilly Factor That will get you a big cable-TV audience But it risks turning off the larger public to politics altogether And that cant be good for the country Newsweek For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News He cannot help but relish the prospect, 2016 4:55 am Yulia Stepanova was then forced to go into hiding in the United States with husband Vitaly. The film has been passed by censor board already. were deployed at Jantar Mantar as part of two platoons (at least 120 personnel).

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