共和党不再是障碍

美国剑桥—两个月间,斗转星移。去年11月,当共和党在美国国会选举中大获全胜时,人们一致认为原因在于选民们对令人失望的经济表现感到不满。事实上,当美国人走向投票箱时, 相当大一部分认为经济状况正在恶化,许多人认为总统奥巴马应该对此负责,并投出了反对民主党的选票。

如今,猛然间所有人都发现美国经济表现相当好——好到参议院多数领袖麦康奈尔(Mitch McConnell)从抨击奥巴马搞砸了经济转变为大力赞扬奥巴马搞活了经济。最近的有利经济数据,他说,是“共和党国会期待”的结果。

但美国经济表现的改善在11月选举前便早已开始。事实上,它不到9月份时就开始了,当时民调开始表明共和党也许会大出风头,控制参议院并扩大在众议院的多数优势。

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