Despite some of the other blatherings above… I think Jade actually has a good point, again.
Weird having a nutty conservative agree with you isn’t it?
But to make the point a little more accurate, I would posit a theory that which ever party has the most control tends to expect “bipartisanship” to lean in their favor. Frankly, I don’t see how that’s unreasonable (however distasteful the idea is when my ideology isn’t favored).
The oddity in this current administration is Republican support is completely unnecessary to pass ANYTHING, so long as Dems are united. So why not, from a Republican point of view, make a principled stance in opposition to the supreme power of the opposition (especially when Congress has the lowest rating in all of history of Gallup and is primarily Democrats)? Wouldn’t liberals (etc.) want their Democratic reps to do the same if the situation were reversed? Let’s just be a touch fair and honest of a millisecond.
But the question is which statement is more true? The fact that “bipartisanship” means favoring Dems or Reps or means give and take… and if the latter then by whom?
There is, actually, an objective method to solve that question set with unquestionable facts… it’s called a voting record and a record of the debates/results in the Legislature. Match that with the comments made by those Congressmen in that time for those bills and how much was given/dropped for the opposition AND who had the favor of the Executive branch and/or the House/Senate? It certainly can be done if it hasn’t already been done.
But that result should end such a debate… so long as the members in the debate are honest in the slightest.
May 31, 2016
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