That’s not a place you wanna be, sleeping with the enemy, you know Roger Hodgson
I can’t imagine why I should even have to say this, but apparently I do. In the lead up to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s announcement from Minneapolis today, which looked like a scene from “Fargo,” one of the guests on an MSNBC panel show was talking about Klobuchar’s “lane” being her message of bipartisanship, bringing both sides together to get things done in this dysfunctional congress and environment.
Excuse me while I get my Kanys on here for a moment, Fuck bipartisanship! I haven’t yet heard any Democratic Presidential candidates coming right out ans talking about rolling in the muck with pigs, but if these talking heads are this delusional, they have no place on MSNBC or CNN, they should be in the Trump administration instead. Have they learned nothing from recent history>?
The Democratic candidates led the GOP spring lambs to the barn in 2018 on two simple messages, solving kitchen table issues, and reining in the GOP madness in Washington. Nobody on the Democratic side ran on, or was elected because of their “I’ll appeal to their better angels” bullshit. They were elected by highlighting the GOP’s ig headed obstinance, especially in the arena of healthcare. They didn’t run and win on reasoning with these spoiled brats, they won by running on sending them to the corner for a nice, long time out!
But worse yet, it’s like the last 8 years prior to the crowning of the $1 Store Caligula had never happened for these poli-sci nitwits. President Barack Obama rode into the White House in 2008 on a message of “hope and change.” And nowhere in his entire 8 years was his deepest desire for bipartisanship to move the country forward more apparent, and more sincere, than in the Affordable Care Act legislative debacle. Not only did Obama almost literally beg Boehner and McConnell for suggestions on ways to craft the bill to make it more palatable to Republicans to support, he even scrapped things that his liberal base were screaming for, in order to appease them. And what did he get for it? A couple of middle fingers, and “death panels for Granny!”
What is it going to take for those telegenic, know-it-all, “I get paid for this shit and Murfster35 doesn’t” featherless dodo’s to get it through their thick skulls? Bipartisanship is DEAD! There is no such thing anymore. You can’t have bipartisanship when only one side is negotiating in good faith, or even bad faith for that matter. That is what we non lettered morons call capitulation, or to put it in 1938 terms for the more historically inclined, appeasement. And we all saw where that got us the last time around.
This isn’t that hard to twig out. The simple fact is that there is no longer a “moderate” Republican party. The handful of remaining alleged “moderates” in the party, people like Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Charlie Dent, Carlos Curbelo, and Bob Corker either fled in disgust, or were beaten in 2018. All that is left is the rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth public health hazard that is the Trump party. There is no compromise or negotiation possible, because Glorious Bleater himself has never negotiated in good faith for anything in his life.
So, please Democrats, I beg you, don’t go down this bipartisan rabbit hole, it’s actually the mouth of a Port-A-Potty. Democratic voters already know the score, and they voted their preference in 2018. The party of Trump doesn’t want bipartisanship, they want our necks on the block. And any remaining “moderates,” or “independents” who can’t see the evils that the current regime holds, have no idea of what actual bipartisanship looks like. Raise the banners, sound the horns, and ride off into battle knowing that you are on the side of right.
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