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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Bipartisanship

From the NY Times article about the political landscape regarding Iraq after the Iraq Study Group report [pdf]:
“You know, bipartisanship simply means Republicans cave on their core principles and agree with Democrats,” Mr. Limbaugh said on his program this week. “That’s why everybody is praising the stupid report."

That's as good an indication as anything of how things have changed since the election, isn't it?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude, is that last line of yours sarcastic? I really follow politics so poorly that I can't tell. My general guess is that it is sarcastic (since it's Limbaugh who's quoted) but then, it seems like a lot of Republicans might have that attitude. Who knows? Could you (as one of my English teachers used to say) "unpack" that last statement? I'm really curious how the results of the elections have actually affected things .... AND ONLY YOU CAN TELL ME. (Lord knows, I refuse to read newspapers.)

Alex

teague said...

Well, I didn't intend it to be sarcastic. If Rush Limbaugh is complaining about how bipartisanship means just doing what the Dems want, it shows the Dems are in control. Before the election he would have been more likely to use "bipartisanship" as a cudgel against Dems, saying that they should work with Republicans, though what was asked of Dems in the name of cooperation might amount to caving on core issues.

Thing is, my statement still makes sense taken sarcastically -- Rush Limbaugh's style hasn't changed, that's for sure...