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Expect Republican Opposition

Posted by MEC on April 2, 2009

“Expect Republican opposition” is a statement that applies to pretty much everything the Obama Administration does.

Specifically, though, I expect the Senate Republicans to stall as much as they can on the nomination of Robert M. Groves to head the Census Bureau.

Groves is a former Census Bureau associate director of statistical design, serving from 1990-92. He has spent decades researching ways to improve survey response rates….

When he was the bureau’s associate director, Groves recommended that the 1990 census be statistically adjusted to make up for an undercount of roughly 5 million people, many of them minorities in dense urban areas who tend to vote for Democrats.

Republicans won’t want a full and accurate count of the U.S. population anymore than they wanted a full and accurate count of Florida votes in the 2000 Presidential election. And for the same reason.

One Response to “Expect Republican Opposition”

  1. Eventually, Harry Reid’s going to have to exercise the nuclear option. If not now, soon.

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