Bipartisanship Is AWESOME!

July 15th, 2009at 12:40pm Posted by Eli

Rahm explains The True Meaning Of Bipartisanship:

Emanuel, making a theoretical case for a party-line vote, offered a definition of bipartisanship based not on roll-call votes but on whether Democrats have accepted Republican ideas during the process of negotiations.

He said Democrats already have passed that test, pointing to Republican amendments that the Democratic-controlled Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has adopted.

“That’s a test of bipartisanship — whether you took ideas from both parties,” Emanuel said. “At the end of the day, the test isn’t whether they voted for it,” he said, referring to Republicans. “The test is whether the final product represented some of their ideas. And I think it will.”

Now that’s what I call a best-case scenario – legislation that incorporates Republican ideas, but gets no Republican votes.  The Obama administration has proven very skilled at this particular style of “bipartisanship.”

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