Bipartisanship and “Victory”

I saw a headline the other day that said that the $787 billion stimulus package was a “victory” for President Obama. How can anyone honestly call it a victory? Generally when one is victorious it requires a fight, and democrats did everything they could do to avoid the fight. Actually they did everything they could do to avoid debating the subject because it was the old way of doing things or a “warn out dogma of the past.” If I’m not mistaken are you not borrowing a play from FDR’s playbook, wasn’t that a long time ago too!

Time and time again I here that democrats want to act in a bipartisan fashion, if only the republicans would just go along with them. There is a BOHICA joke somewhere in there. Come on, as George Will put it, we have two parties for a reason! Argument is supposed to bring about good ideas and force the bad ones out. But they are to afraid to argue about the issue, because it their eyes the debate is over.

Then they pull out the “we won” card, newsflash, just because democrats won the presidential election, doesn’t in any way diminish the fact that all the republicans that opposed this bill in the house and the senate were also elected or reelected. As for the republicans that supported the bill, they deserve return to back their normal lives after the next election.

There is no way that the republicans are going to just go along with everything that the democrats want them to do, butting heads is the nature of the two party system. I have no problem with it, but I do have a problem with the join us or don‘t join us and we‘ll make you look like the bad guy mentality. For all the talk of bipartisanship that we heard going into this thing there is very little to show for it. Although getting the backing to three centrist republicans is quite the “victory“ for the President and the democrats in congress. These three senators must feel like the most powerful cats in town, but just remember it was Uncle Ben that said “with great power comes great responsibility” and Specter, Snowe and Collins you will be held responsible for this.


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