So…. bipartisanship, what does it mean & why it so great? Why is it so bad to be partisan? A partisan is one who supports or adheres to an ideal, group, person, etc. What wrong with that? Seems to me everyone is partisan in one-way or another. Bipartisanship, in my opinion, is just code for, I really don’t stand for anything & I’m certainly not willing to fight for it. History must be awash with great bipartisan agreements. I just can’t think of a single one off hand.
It’s funny how the term never comes up until the democrats lose their majority. Imagine if a conservative (notice I didn’t say republican) had said this. “ We don’t mind the democrats joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.” That’s not very bipartisan. The actual quote was attributed to Obama before the last midterm elections when the dems controlled both houses & the oval office. To get the real quote, just substitute the democrats for republicans.
I follow this stuff pretty close & I don’t recall a single call for bipartisanship from 2006 to 2010. Prove me wrong.
Today, that word can be defined, as conservatives must compromise their values & position. Never the other way around.