The Accountability Gap
Voters grow anxious about big government and one-party rule.
12:00 AM, Sep 17, 2009 • By GARY ANDRES
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It's true that elections have consequences. And President Obama and his allies in Congress hold large aspirations. But when one party pursues many large ambitions without at least some buy-in from the other side of the aisle, it causes concern and anxiety. And when Congress blurs the lines between the branches and looks more like a tool to implement the president's agenda, worries about concentrated power only deepen and the gathering unease swells.
Gary Andres is vice chairman of research at Dutko Worldwide in Washington, D.C., and a regular contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD Online.
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