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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Hyperbole much? I say the Republicans have said no far too much and aren't willing to work for the majority of the people. They are gross examples of public servants and should be fired. The fact that any of them got voted in again is beyond commonsense.
    Each congressman or senator does not work for the majority of the people. They work for the constituents that voted them into office. Many of them were voted into office for the express purpose of opposing and balancing out their counterparts.

    If you don't like representative democracy, I suggest you move somewhere more to your liking such as Iran.

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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    So tell me,
    When Bush's propositions turned out to have little to no support among Dems, did you blame the Dems in Congress for the lack of bipartisanship? Just curious is all.
    Depends, you will have to give examples. Either way, yes, I put blame on the congress unless the President Vetoes that Bi-Partisan measure, then the blame is with him.

    So far I am unaware of Obama vetoing a bi-partisan bill, so until then the blame cannot fall under Obama.

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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Hyperpartisan much?

    I didn't like Bush because he bent over backwards to compromise with the Left far more than I thought there was any call for.

    So far Obama isn't showing anything remotely like that level of "bipartisanship". It's a legitimate complaint. McCain was a lot more polite about it than I would be.
    Really, can you give me some examples where Bush bent over backwards?
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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Depends, you will have to give examples. Either way, yes, I put blame on the congress unless the President Vetoes that Bi-Partisan measure, then the blame is with him.

    So far I am unaware of Obama vetoing a bi-partisan bill, so until then the blame cannot fall under Obama.
    The tax cuts, I'm pretty sure were voted on within partisan lines, for example.

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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Each congressman or senator does not work for the majority of the people. They work for the constituents that voted them into office. Many of them were voted into office for the express purpose of opposing and balancing out their counterparts.

    If you don't like representative democracy, I suggest you move somewhere more to your liking such as Iran.
    You left out an important part of the equation J,the lobbiest .
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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Why do we always assume bipartisanship is a good thing?
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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Why do we always assume bipartisanship is a good thing?
    It's not always such, but it's always good to know that some people aren't more loyal to their party than they are to their country.

    Personally though, I prefer NON-partisanship... unfortunately that doesn't seem likely. So I settle with what I can get.

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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    It's not always such, but it's always good to know that some people aren't more loyal to their party than they are to their country.

    Personally though, I prefer NON-partisanship... unfortunately that doesn't seem likely. So I settle with what I can get.
    Most often bipartisanship means we are going to get screwed big time.

    No debate on proposed bills and laws is a terrible thing.
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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    The tax cuts, I'm pretty sure were voted on within partisan lines, for example.
    By Congress.

    Again, if you want to blame congress fine, but this has NOTHING to do with Obama being not for bi-partisan.

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    Re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    As best I can tell, Obama bent over backwards to try and include republicans on the stimulus package, but republicans wanted more than Obama was going to give. After that, Obama decided not to bother so much with the whole bipartisan thing.

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