This morning on NPR, Cokie Roberts defended the republican claim that the democrats made no effort to make the recovery bill bipartisan. 3 Republican senators were given the ability to remove over $100 billion from the bill and yet to Cokie this is somehow partisan. Huge tax cuts, including the AMT that only benefits the top 20% of income earners were added in an effort to get Republicans to negotiate in good faith.
The Republicans consider bipartisanship as the process where they get everything they ask for and the democrats just shut up and go away, and apparently Cokie Roberts agrees.
Normally, Cokie Roberts is just extremely cynical, but today she defended John McCain and Lindsey Graham in their claim that the democrats are playing partisan politics. After more than a decade of ramming legislation through the congress with no input from democrats, No republican should have the gall to claim the dems are partisan.