bipartisanship

Sorry Joe Manchin, But The Problem Is The Republicans
As our friend Steve Benen reminded us this week, "there's a limit to the power of presidential schmoozing." Read more...
Oliver: Mr. President, When Michele Bachmann Is On Your Side, You May Want To Look At The Side You're On
Following the recent revelations from whistleblower turned fugitive Edward Snowden and more and more Americans turning sour on these government surveillance programs, The Daily Show's John Oliver opened this Monday's program by letting the viewers know we've finally found an issue that will bring liberals and conservatives together. But as Oliver noted, something about it didn't feel right. Read more...
An op-ed from Daily Kos makes the case that it's better if Obama and the Democrats start fighting for what is good for the people and not bipartisanship. Read more...
There is no word in the English language that allows the sun to poke through the clouds, inspires cherubic song and makes lobbyists high five while lording over a beer-joint urinal on in official Washington than "bipartisan". Read more...
I assume Rep. Paul Ryan was talking about Bill Clinton during this interview on Meet the Press, and not endorsing Hillary for 2016, since Erskine Bowles was Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, but this is pretty rich coming from someone who helped torpedo Simpson-Bowles. Read more...

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There were a great number of thing wrong with this interview on MSNBC, one being the fact that host Thomas Roberts and his producers thought that the public needed to hear from the corrupt former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert about the need Read more...
I don't know about anyone else, but I think poor Paul Krugman should have gotten hazard pay for having to appear on the set with Mary Matalin and Peggy Noonan and being tag teamed by their hackery at the same time. ABC's George Stephanopoulos called Read more...
Courtesy of The Onion, but not far from the truth, is it? Albert Einstein once famously said that the definition of insanity was "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Well, how else can you characterize Read more...
The tea party Republican candidate who defeated Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar (R) after six terms in Tuesday's GOP primary says that his definition of "compromise" means that Democrats will have to come around the the right's way of thinking. "What Read more...
Whenever Washington politicians get together on something "bipartisan," there's a very good chance it's a lobbyist-driven initiative — one that will enrich the lobbyists'' patrons, generate campaign funds for pliant politicians, and stick it to Read more...