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Senator finds source of hyper-partisanship: C-SPAN


The polarization of Congress gets worse and worse every day. Know why? The hotbed of sin known as C-SPAN. Thats' what Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said this morning on MSNBC.

“I think one thing that’s made it that way is C-SPAN, very honestly. You’ve got folks on TV now, instead of doing political commercials, they rant and rave during dinner time on the East Coast, and then at 9 o’clock, you see the West Coast guys up there.”

...Come again?

Chambliss' spokeswoman explained what he really meant. "The point he was making this morning has nothing to do with reducing transparency, but that, through special-order speeches, etc., some lawmakers use C-SPAN to communicate politically to their constituents in a way they used to only be able to do in campaigns," she said.

[Talking Points Memo]

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