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February 5th, 2010
12:01 PM ET

Warning: Ice and politicians ahead

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

With snow and ice once again swirling across the nation, I am reminded of a quirk in human behavior. Despite driver’s ed classes and years of warnings, many motorists have an almost uncontrollable urge when caught in a skid, to stomp on the brakes and turn the wrong way. They know it will lead to disaster, and yet they can’t help themselves. It’s like John Edwards on the campaign trail.

I mention this because both major political parties are sliding like geese on grease over the growing revolt by independent voters, but neither party seems able to stop making the same mistakes that put them into this predicament. To whit: They keep blaming the other side, deepening the DC gridlock, and further alienating the very voters they need this coming fall.

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