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  •  The mistake was making bipartisan passage (12+ / 0-)

    the goal instead of passing a good bill whatever that takes.

    I'm hoping Obama doesn't make this mistake again and, if his latest speeches are any indication, he won't.

    This from the diary simply states the truth:

    On the Republican side, Republican policies cannot give rise to bipartisan solutions.  When the core philosophy of a party is that government cannot work and should do as little as possible, that philosophy benefits only those who have the resources necessary to sustain themselves regardless of whether the government is massive or whether it's so small you can drown it in a bathtub.

    Bipartisanship that aims to placate, team up, work with, or otherwise give any sort of nod to people holding this ideology cannot work to benefit the people no matter how nice co-operation with these people sounds in theory.

    "The time for justice is always right now!" - Samantha Booke, Wiley College debate team, 1935

    by Edgewater on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 04:07:49 PM PST

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    •  Yup, to the GOP, bipartisanship still means (2+ / 0-)
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      that the Democratic Party bends over and takes what the Republicans decide - that definition hasn't changed simply because the control of the Legislative and Executive has ....

      "There is no limit to what you can do if you have the power to change the rules." -Josh Marshall

      by grollen on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 05:25:17 PM PST

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