Monday, October 26, 2009

Bipartisanship? Whatevah!

I just finished reading Howard Fineman's piece for "Newsweek" online, and he hits the nail on the head with regard to the pointless pursuit of bipartisanship on the part of the Obama administration. This effort would only make sense if the GOP was actually interested in working with Obama. It isn't, so watching Obama wax about bipartisanship following the Senate Finance Committee's vote was painful, because it was hollow. This is an instance where the push for bipartisanship feels more like ass covering, just in case the legislation doesn't do what you hope to do, than a real effort on the part of both sides of the aisle working to improve the lot of the American people. So, to Obama, I would say that if you think you have a good idea, then own it, and act like you have a massive Democratic majority in Congress. Let Hill Republicans continue to do their version of "talk to the hand," and ignore them accordingly, because this push for bipartisanship is a damn waste of your time.

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