David Harsanyi: GOP Wave Debunks Myths About Gridlock, Obamacare


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In victory and in concession speeches, candidates of both parties still claim that "dysfunction" has been the biggest problem in Washington. But where exactly have Republicans suffered for their stubbornness? The reality is that Republicans have been generously rewarded for their tenacity in stopping post-Obamacare progressive policy, writes David Harsanyi.

Since 2010, the Republicans have pulled together a historic string of victories—with scores of seats changing hands in the House. If anything, what we learned is that politicians are far likelier to be penalized by the electorate for passing unworkable and overreaching legislation than they are for stopping it.