Bipartisanship goes two ways

Funny how Republicans never talked about bipartisanship when they were in control of Congress, or when they spent all of the monies that the Clinton administration left in the coffers when Bush’s administration took over.

Bipartisanship goes two ways, and the Republicans are back at their old games.

— Lloyd Kay
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “Bipartisanship goes two ways

  1. Dionysis

    It’s worth remembering just what the Republican’s defined as ‘bipartisanship’:

    “Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, gave a speech at the National Press Club calling for bipartisanship. At least that’s how it was reported. But here was his prime example of nasty partisanship:

    President Bush, newly re-elected and with expanded Republican majorities in Congress, had the courage to put Social Security reform on the agenda. When he asked for bipartisan help, not one Democrat in Congress stepped forward. Every single one of them turned his or her back, reflexively choosing politics over governing — and the nation lost out on an opportunity to fix a crucial program in desperate need of reform…

    So Mr. McConnell regards it as damnably partisan of Democrats not to go along with an attempt to destroy the legacy of the New Deal. Presumably, then, his idea of bipartisanship would be for Democrats and Republicans to work together, harmoniously, to destroy the legacy of the New Deal.

    Glad we’ve cleared that up.”

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/what-partisanship-means/

    It’s just more hypocrisy. Even though the stimulus plan was significantly altered to placate Republicans (dropping certain provisions, adding more tax cuts), they continue to whine, disingenously, that unless they continue to get their discredited way (more tax cuts for the rich), it’s not ‘bipartisan’. Today’s Republicans: the Party of No…no vision, no ideas, no scruples, no consistency, no clue as to what the rest of the country thinks.

  2. Mysterylogger

    “Funny how Democrats never talked about Unity and falling in behind blindly a president when Reblicanswere in control of Congress, or when the Jobs that the Clinton administration was willing to gamble away when he didnt support NAFTA before, Bush’s administration took over.

    Bipartisanship goes two ways, and the Democrats are back at their old games”

    Your so clever . . . . . . . .

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