December 29, 2007

We knew that as soon as the Republicans lost power---the gas-bagging Villagers would be opining for some phony form of bipartisanship. Americans clearly have rejected Republican ideals of governing since BushCo. has been such a complete failure and are looking for change, but that doesn't matter to the Broder's. This is an administration that has brought torture, rendition, preemptive war, illegal wiretapping and so many scandals that it'll take decades to sort it out. Now back to Digby:

Isn't it funny that these people were nowhere to be found when George W. Bush seized office under the most dubious terms in history, having been appointed by a partisan supreme court majority and losing the popular vote? If there was ever a time for a bunch of dried up, irrelevant windbags to demand a bipartisan government you'd think it would have been then, wouldn't you? (How about after 9/11, when Republicans were running ads saying Dems were in cahoots with Saddam and bin Laden?) But it isn't all that surprising. They always assert themselves when the Democrats become a majority; it's their duty to save the country from the DFH's who are far more dangerous than Dick Cheney could ever on

Matt Stoller has a great post up: Here's Your Bipartisanship, America

As Chris Bowers and Matthew Yglesias among many others have pointed out, what this bipartisanship is really about is undermining the public's ability to participate in policy-making.

Partisanship in other words would mean a progressive country responsive to the public, and bipartisanship means an authoritarian country where the public is cut on

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