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Joe Klein

“I think that the NRA still has a stranglehold on a lot of Democrats as well as, as well as Republicans. So it’s going to be hard. But the President can use the extremism of the NRA – who are acting like a bunch of crazies these days – to help sell the rest of his agenda.”

Joe Klein

“Republicans have been lambasting Barack Obama who is right in the middle of the political spectrum, a mild liberal, as being a wild-eyed socialist.”

Joe Klein

“[Paul Ryan’s budget] would also force the frail elderly to make complicated market decisions in the abstruse health-insurance sector at a time of diminished acuity in their lives.”


Joe Klein

“[Paul Ryan’s budget] is, without question, a terrible plan — and it is made worse by Ryan’s stubborn insistence on a continuation of low tax rates for the wealthy.”