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John Cole has summed up our "Bipartisan" situation best of all…

This from Balloon Juice:

I really don’t understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. Imagine trying to negotiate an agreement on dinner plans with your date, and you suggest Italian and she states her preference would be a meal of tire rims and anthrax. If you can figure out a way to split the difference there and find a meal you will both enjoy, you can probably figure out how bipartisanship is going to work the next few years.

We need to overcome the 60 Vote problem in the Senate, get the rest of the Democrats behind Obama, and let the Republikites go to Hell.

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  1. Kysen

    John Cole has been a daily read for me for several years now.

    It was interesting to watch him step away from the Republican Party as they got more and more batshit crazy as a Party.

    He is definitely a ‘Conservative’…but, a sane one.

    I highly recommend his blog to all Moose.

  2. …is a means, I believe, not an end.

    What he clearly believes in passionately is an end to the Blue States/Red States division, and the polarising culture wars of the last two or three decades. In that sense, he’s already quite successful at getting Republicans to vote for him. That element of bipartisanship – appealing to former Republican voters – should not stop. It seems to be working with Republican Governors too.

    Whether he can work with a fucked up Republican PARTY in Congress is clearly a more complicated issue.  

  3. Jjc2008

    This humorously sums up my feelings.

    President Obama needs to get things, real things done, for real people now.  So many people are losing jobs and hope.   Trying to play nice with stubborn, close minded, hate filled bullies is a waste of time. We won.

    We will remain a blue state/red state mentality as long as the idiot neocons have a power.  We need to take their power away, do thing that help people, and let the bullies and their allies in the press whine until h*ll freezes over.

  4. and as such simply wants you to fail.  Bush Limraugh said it himself: “I hope Obama fails”.

    Better to win than to have the country succeed and flourish.  Better to have your opponent’s ideology shown to fail (which is different than having your own shown to succeed) than to care about the well being of the country.

    I hesitate to say that only the GOP is capable of this level of disrespect for national welfare, it is quite likely that many Dem politicians and fanatical Dem supporters would justify a similar position.  However, for the moment we only have the example of the GOP trying to sink the ship we are all standing in so they can say how correct they were (while we all drown).

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