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Bipartisanship – Obama and Nixon’s Vision

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An interesting discussion on NPR yesterday discussed the modern vision of where Bipartisanship in the Congress comes from.  Richard Nixon, in 1972 used the term 4 times, imploring Congress to Pass his agenda.  He was reaching out to Pro-War, anti Civil Rights Democrats who had no place in their Party because of their views.

So, when President Obama claims he is reaching out for Bipartisanship, is he asking for Moderate Republicans, who are pro Health Care to side with the Democrats in Passing his agenda?  Or, is what he is really saying is that he wants to recruit Republicans to side with moderate Democrats to pass reductions to “entitlement” programs, such as Social Security and Medicare?

This morning, on Meet The Press, House Minority Leader John Boehner stated that the Republicans had been perfectly willing to work with the President on issues that Republicans like: Expanding the Pentagon, Nuclear Power, and more troops to the War in Afghanistan.

So, basically, Bipartisanship is excellent, as long as you agree with the Republicans, and advance their agenda.  If you try to pass anything mildly Progressive, you are radically remaking society, turning over power to the Government, etc and must be stopped.  If you want more war, a bigger pentagon, and other terrible things for our society, then can’t we all just get a long?

Written by Walt

January 31st, 2010 at 10:14 am