Ezra Klein at the Washington Post highlights the GOP’s previous views on stimulus (e.g. during the Bush presidency) and proposes a scientific explanation for their current intransigence. However it does seem like yet another case of psychologists glossing over a real problem. In my view Sen. Mitch McConnell’s statement that it was their number one priority to undermine Obama was a rare moment of honesty in the world of professional politics.

Why does the GOP oppose stimulus? Ask a psychologist.
EZRA KLEIN Economic and Domestic Policy JACQUELYN MARTIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS [email protected]
The Washington Post
6 Sep 2011

Want to know why President Obama is going to have such a hard time persuading Republicans to support his jobs proposals this week? Don’t ask a pundit, or a politician, or a pollster. Ask a psychologist. It has become common today for Republicans to…read more…

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