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Senate Dems Ready to Abandon Bipartisanship, Pass Stimulus?

Yesterday Markos wondered if Obama's stated desire to have a bipartisan stimulus bill with heavy Republican support was obstructing progress from the more important goal of doing what was best for the country.  Whether they believed it was possible or were just appealing to many voters' desire for bipartisan cooperation and comity, the Democratic leadership at least floated out the idea that they were hoping for 80 votes in the Senate.
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Undermining His Own Mandate For the Sake of Bipartisanship

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (5 years ago)

I've been watching the Senate debate on the stimulus bill and listening to one Republican after the other attack the bill for not being "bipartisan" because not enough Republicans support it. The fact that it received no Republican ... Read Post

The Purpose Of Bipartisanship

US Politics / Liberal : Open Left (5 years ago)

Susan Collins thinks the goal of health care reform is to pass a bipartisan bill: "On the Senate side, there is more outreach... to Republicans than was the case during the early days of the stimulus," said Collins, who said she has... Read Post

Some in GOP now saying Obama needs 5, not one, GOP Senator to make health care bill "bipartisan"

US Politics / Liberal : AmericaBlog.com (5 years ago)

Move that goal post, baby. The entire discussion is moot in any case. We got 3 Republicans - not one, three - on the stimulus package, and no one looks back on that as a bipartisan bill. I simply do not believe that having one sole ... Read Post


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