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  •  Also, these are political reporters.... (0+ / 0-)

    ....who broke into the game in the 1980s, so they assume that everything is going to be like that. Democrats controlling Congress, Republicans with a lock on the White House, an 80% white electorate, etc. Also, they have these nostalgic memories of Bob Dole, Ronald Reagan, and Tip O'Neil going out for beer and burgers and coming up with their beloved bipartisan plans to deal with budgets and other pressing national issues. Which is why they are always so nostalgic for a period of time that's gone and isn't coming back (and thank god, as I recall, the 1980s was a time when AIDS was called the "gay plague," for example).

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