The Republican Party took back the House of Representatives in 2010, but they started running in 2009. They won elections in New Jersey and Virginia, terrorized the elderly with lies about "death panels," and paralyzed the Senate with filibusters and secret holds. Were he alive, Machiavelli himself would've endorsed the tactics of GOP figures like Sarah Palin and Mitch McConnell.
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