From Washington, AP: “A growing chorus of conservative criticism is prompting some House members to rethink the $850 billion package of tax cuts and extended jobless benefits that President Barack Obama negotiated with top Republicans in Congress. The attacks are unlikely to derail the measure, which now goes to the House after the Senate passed it Wednesday, 81-19. But they underscore the difficulty of building centrist coalitions after an election in which Tea Party conservatives ousted many Democrats and some veteran Republicans who were seen as too willing to compromise with opponents.”

Now, this is AP’s language, but the “conservative criticism…underscores the difficulty of building centrist coalitions.”  Who in the world’s talking about “building centrist coalitions”?  That wasn’t what this election was about! This election wasn’t about empowering this No Labels bunch.  You see now, Snerdley, why I spent so much time on it yesterday?  Right here we have it in AP: “”conservative criticism…underscores the difficulty of building centrist coalitions after an election in which the” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  Who cares about centrist coalitions?  This election was about defeating centrist coalitions!

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