Re: Price of Obstructionism

There’s a much better indication of whether obstructionism is politically costly to the minority party: does the public support or oppose the policies that they’re obstructing? “The Party of ‘No'” isn’t a good label to have if a President’s agenda is very popular, but when the minority party is opposing something like the health care bill — which just 30 percent of Americans want passed, according to a CNN poll — it’s quite beneficial.