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LA Times: In healthcare debate, Obama finds trailblazers face imposing obstacles

by Lisa Mathias

Addressing the backlash that President Obama has been facing lately at health care forums and townhalls, Los Angeles Times’ Mark Barabak turns to David Winston to point out what the protests and animosity really does to political debate.

“It hurts everybody,” said David Winston, an advisor to the House and Senate Republican leadership. “It makes the political process less connected to people’s lives and therefore makes it harder to get at the problems they face. . . . This is a discussion of about where our country goes. Not who can call somebody the worst name.”

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