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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    But the hilarious thing about this is that Biden actually said that about Palin and McCain.
    That's why it's in his signature.
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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Bipartisan is a meaningless word. There are very few issues that can be approached in a "bipartisan" manner without one side (or both) completely betraying their ideals and principles that they ran on. There are some issues were I could see one side giving a little here and another side giving a little there to find a workable solution, but many issues are cut and dry with out much room for compromise. Only on issues where there is pretty much universal agreement will we ever see bipartisanship.

    Obama and the Dems want to do things their way. They have control of the White House and both houses of Congress. I don't expect them to be bipartisan because they don't need to. Just like Bush and Republicans weren't interested in bipartisanship when they had control. Similarly, I expect the Republicans to oppose most of Obama's agenda because that is the platform they ran on.The Democrats didn't go along with Bush's agenda as a party, why should the Republicans do it for Obama?

    Usually when politicians envoke the word bipartisan they are really saying "the other side is being mean and not going along with everything I say".
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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    That's why it's in his signature.
    Yeah but I believe Zyphlin was a McCain/Palin supporter. So it makes no sense for a pro-McCain/Palin person to have a quote in their signature that is obviously anti-McCain/Palin.

    Not that it matters. Never mind, we're getting off topic.

    Anyway ...

    This CPAC speech by Rush Limbaugh as a keynote speaker (wtf? why Rush?) makes the GOP seem even worse and even more partisan.


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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    If there is such a thing as bipartisanship, I think Obama is the one man who could make it work. This is how he was successful at the Harvard Law Review, and as a social worker in Chicago. He brought together people with conflicting interests and found a path that gave them all something. He is trying to do this with Congress, but the Republicans refuse to cooperate. They would not meet on the stimulus plan, and reneged on their House vote after he gave them some of what they asked for. I believe bipartisanship is possible, but not with this GOP

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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    If there is such a thing as bipartisanship, I think Obama is the one man who could make it work. This is how he was successful at the Harvard Law Review, and as a social worker in Chicago. He brought together people with conflicting interests and found a path that gave them all something. He is trying to do this with Congress, but the Republicans refuse to cooperate. They would not meet on the stimulus plan, and reneged on their House vote after he gave them some of what they asked for. I believe bipartisanship is possible, but not with this GOP
    I agree, Obama is doing all he can to promote bipartisanship and the current GOP's are reclining their chairs and eating junk food.

    There is almost no hope for the GOP for 2012 or even 2016 for that matter.


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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    MAIN QUESTION: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?
    Does the GOP want bills put up for a vote thay they, as Republicans, can support and vote for?
    Yes. No question.

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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Does the GOP want bills put up for a vote thay they, as Republicans, can support and vote for?
    Yes. No question.
    I think the point is that the GOP is unwilling to support a bill that does not include ALL of their suggestions.

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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I think the point is that the GOP is unwilling to support a bill that does not include ALL of their suggestions.
    Show this to be true.

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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    I do not support what Obama is doing. Our government is no longer America. I just happen to agree with Rush on this subject. And it is not wanting to see Obama fall and get to snicker. It just what he is doing is wrong and we should not agree with it.

    Meanwhile Obama has his aids distribute talking points to a broad base to establish that Limbaugh is the spearhead of the Republican power. I love the way people merge everything now days. You can't must engineer your comments with the grace of Obama to get out of anything safe.

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    Re: Does the GOP want bipartisanship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Show this to be true.
    They criticize nearly everything that democrats suggest and only support things they want.

    The might not show it, but its there. The Republicans want to secretly turn the entire country into Republicans and drown out the voice of "what they think is wrong," a mentality which is itself very wrong.


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