Senator Sanders: not just bad policy, bad politics
I know it's difficult to negotiate with contract extortionists and kneecap breakers, but President Obama has set bad precedent too many times.
Bipartisanship is a tool of the GOP,
and nothing more. Can somebody please pass along this message?
Harry Truman once said:
The Republicans believe that the power of government should be used first of all to help the rich and the privileged in the country. With them, property, wealth, comes first. The Democrats believe that the power of government should be used to give the common man more protection and a chance to make a living. With us the people come first.
In my opinion Obama would be wise to ride his mandate, to maintain the strong cyber link to the body politic and use it to pressure the Democratic majority in the direction it would travel naturally were it not for the corrupting influence of corporate money. I would urge our new President to lose some of his zeal for the grail of "bipartisanship" and simply take his case to the people, and, like an old fashioned Democrat, govern in their name.
Harry also said this:
"I don't like bipartisans. Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know that he's going to vote against me."
[Editorial note: special thanks to Connecticut Man1]