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Todd Purdum In Politico: Republicans ‘Sabotaged’ Obamacare Like Segregationists Resisted School Integration

Mark Finkelstein
News Busters [1]
November 1, 2013

What an odious piece of garbage.  Today’s Politico, in an article  [2]by Todd Purdum, accuses Republicans of “calculated sabotage” of Obamacare, comparing their opposition to the “pattern of ‘massive resistance’ not seen since the Southern states’ defiance of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.”

Purdum himself seems to recognize just how loony he comes off, writing “[t]hat may sound like a left-wing conspiracy theory . . . But there is a strong factual basis for such a charge.”  Sabotage, really?  People who understand democracy would call it entirely legitimate opposition to a philosophy and a program that millions of Americans believe undermine what this country should be about. More after the jump.

Every time Democrats united to sink a Republican plan during a GOP presidency, was that also “sabotage” in Purdum’s opinion?  Does he expect Republicans to go willingly along with a program whose rollout has demonstrated the truth of predictions that it would be a “train wreck”?  Does Politico continue to hold itself out as an objective organization when it hires the likes of Purdum–former Vanity Fair and New York Times writer, married to Dee Dee Myers, and let him slime libel Republicans in such an absurd manner?