Skip to comments.Legislators pairing off for bipartisan seating at Obama speech
Posted on 01/23/2011 12:12:31 PM PST by ColdOne
Washington (CNN) -- Will Tuesday be "Date Night" in Congress for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address?
Democratic and Republican legislators are pairing off to sit together for the annual speech in a symbolic gesture of bipartisanship, and some of the combinations so far are intriguing.
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the epitome of East Coast liberalism, and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, a symbol of conservative intransigence, are putting aside their differences to cross the political aisle for a night, Schumer said Sunday.
"I think if Coburn and Schumer can sit next to each other, then probably just about everybody can," Schumer told the CBS program "Face the Nation," adding: "It's true it's symbolic, but let's not forget (that) oftentimes in history, symbols influence reality."
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Maybe they should get married.
I get the impression the Republicans are playing for the same team as the Democrats. I wonder who is the head coach of the whole team?
“Hugging” Democrats won’t make Republicans any less than what they are. The Republicans ought to take this and run with it...Democrats need more love because public isn’t buying their stories. There should be a program where everyone offers a Democrat a big hug as they enter the House and let know that they could fix their problems if they would just adapt.
Kinda like channeling your inner Alinsky? I love it!
Gotta give the Dems a little credit for pulling a fast one on Republicans with this seating deal. But then again that’s not that hard to do when your opponents are naive and gullible.
How is it that when the dem’rats have big majority’s they could give a s#it about bipartisanship or repub’s. Will the repub’s ever...ever...ever learn? Just d@amn! I’d just tell the rat’s to vote their way and I will vote based on the constitution & what’s good for country! Period. Other than that just ignore the rats! Sick of this crap.
So "epitome of East Coast liberalism" vs. "conservative intransigence." A story about supposed bipartisanship by a partisan "reporter" doing their standard hacking job vs. a Pubbie, no matter how slight.
I’d like to nominate Coburn to sit between Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters for the evening and then get back to us about “getting along”
Well, who won the over-under in ‘Let’s See How Long These Gutless Republicans Take To Forget Why They Were Elected’?
21 days. What an embarrassment.
If they would take a moment to look at ‘we the people’ - they’d see we aren’t laughing.
There is a donkey and a donkey with a piece of radiator hose taped to his nose.”
LOL! Best laugh I’ve had all day. If I could Photoshop I would certainly make a picture for us!
Has everyone lost their marbles?
These guys are making Glenn Beck look sane, and that is saying something.
I agree. They have really done it with this. Just awful!
Foolish republicans suckered into sitting with democrats are going to spend the evening sitting there looking up at their democrat pal’s BUTTS.
The democrats will be up and down, standing and applauding Obama’s every word.
While the republicans just sit there democrats will be rubbing their backsides in the republicans faces.
Any republican who plays touchy-feely with the democrats and falls for this alternate sitting arrangement deserves what they will get - a face full of democrats’ BUTTS!
The friend of my enemy is my enemy.
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