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This is what makes Republicans and Democrats so different


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Two political reporters switch beats and discover that Democrats are far more moved by bread-and-butter policy improvement -- which almost demands compromise -- while Republicans have a much stronger connection to abstractions like "the Constitution" -- which tends to imply sticking to principles even if they are unpopular. 

No wonder it's so hard for Congress to make progress. 

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