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June 18, 2012


Partisans Team Up in New Lobbying Firm

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Clinton strategist Lanny Davis are teaming up in a new firm, they tell Howard Kurtz, "to stop the politics of demonization" and "urge their parties to tone down the negativity and personal attacks."

Jonathan Chait: "The firm is a nice way for Steele and Davis to reframe criticism of themselves as mean-spirited opposition to bipartisanship. In reality, people like Steele and Davis get attacked not because they break from party dogma but because they are, respectively, a buffoon and a sleaze-merchant. (To be fair, Davis is a buffoon as well.)"












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