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With all this talk about "bi-partisanship", and "working together in the best interests of the country", I thought it necessary to take another look at what the Republicans consider "coming together".

This music video pretty well sums up the Republicans' ideas of compromise and bi-partisanship;

"Give us exactly what we want or you're being unreasonable.

"If what we want is to destroy you and your ideals, well, give us what you want or you're just unreasonable asshats".  and we'll have our people and the media declare that you're destroying America.  That you're traitors and unpatriotic.

Good music, excellent lyrics.  Video after the jump.  Please join me in welcoming... the Republican Bi-partisans!

Music by Jonathon Coulton.

Video by Mike Spiff Booth.

Yep, I think that pretty well sums it up.

The current FISA atrocity is just the latest example.

"All we wanna do is eat your brains.  We're not unreasonable, I mean, no one's gonna eat your eyes".
"All we wanna do is eat your brains.  We're at an impass here, maybe we should compromise".

"If you open up the door, we'll all come inside and eat your brains"!

My original exposure to this video came from atrios.  It's no longer on the front page, but I wanted to give credit where credit is due.

Originally posted to rage on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 05:21 PM PST.

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  •  Tips, for compromise? n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    anna shane, A Handsome Man, Shaviv

    GOP = George Orwell's Predictions

    by rage on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 05:22:12 PM PST

    •  great stuff (3+ / 0-)
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      relentless, rage, anna shane

      Then what? In case you didn't notice, the whole point of the Neocon movement is to demonstrate that government does not, cannot work. Fucking over the Democratic party and everyone else is just collateral damage and a bonus for the small minded. Revenge is showing people a better way, a better America. Harder to find a video game demonstrating that, but, in the long run, more beneficial to our Nation and the world.

      We will fight. We will win. This machine kills fascists.

      by Elvis meets Nixon on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 05:48:56 PM PST

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  •  Cut the GOP some slack (3+ / 0-)
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    maybeeso in michigan, dougymi, rage

    they are trying to give Democrats an opportunity to agree with them.  We should be grateful.

  •  Ah yes, tis true, tis true. (0+ / 0-)

    Thank you GOP for your tireless attempts to bring this country together.

    GOP = George Orwell's Predictions

    by rage on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 05:30:24 PM PST

    •  On that note (1+ / 0-)
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      rage

      per froomkin today, bushie's biggest regret is that he failed to be a uniter.

      "President Bush conceded to me that he failed in his goal to be a 'uniter and not a divider.' The president told me, 'I'd say that I worked to be a uniter and it didn't work.'"

      I feel sorry for him...NOT!

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 05:43:44 PM PST

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  •  Ah, but see, we have the leverage now (1+ / 0-)
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    rage

    If this were just a few years ago, I would be worried about GOP offers of bipartisanship.

    But it is not an offer from the GOP.  It's an offer made by us to those among them, disgraced by the President's incompetence;  it's an offer made on our terms, not their's, like it was for so long.

    They're electorally weak.  They're ripe for the pickin'.

    So, it's more about some Republicans that kind of agree with us, not Democrats caving to Republicans.

    It's not 2003.  We're not talking about Democrats going along with a Republican war.

    It's a new game.  American's mayor has been rendered meaningless.  McCain admittedly doesn't know that much about the economy at a time when that issue has moved to the forefront.  And Mitt, to borrow a quote from Andrew Sullivan, "Makes plastic look real."

    There is a very real opportunity for us to forge a governing majority.  We'll likely control all three branches.  We'll set the agenda.  But that does not mean we should turn away those Republicans who might happen to agree with us.

    Most Republicans will never agree with us on anything.  But occassionally there is one that comes along and seems to get "it."  So, what's wrong with inviting those individuals, if they agree with us, to join us?

    •  I think the Judiciary is locked in Republican for (0+ / 0-)

      the forseeable future.  Hopefully I'm wrong.

      But, yes, I am confident that we are going to gain more seats in Congress plus the Presidency.  A very good thing indeed.

      But, right now, the Dems in Congress are still caving far too often for my taste.

      GOP = George Orwell's Predictions

      by rage on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 06:06:21 PM PST

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    •  you have not been paying attention. (1+ / 0-)
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      rage

      The will divide, thats what they do. There is nothing you can do to stop it.

      They have to be beaten.

      you just have not been paying attention. naive.

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