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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It will look like the whole Congress cheers the new spending pronouncements, watch and see.
It’s really strange how “bipartisanship” ONLY KICKS IN when the GOP is the majority. Must be a DemocRAT thing.
I was looking for an excuse to avoid any temptation to look, even briefly, at the SOTU address. Yesterday I got an invite to drive over an hour in the evening, possibly while it snows, to a meeting where I know almost no one. I jumped at the invite.
Looking at Obama is bad enough without seeing RINOs making nice nice with commies.
They know our critters are stupid and once again the Dems have turned a disadvantage—with the numbers against Obama—to an advantage. All it would have taken is a unified nod to tradition—and the GOP would have had the upper hand.
Psalm 1 (King James Version)
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Anything to keep the partying going in the Beltway. Any trick to grab from real citizens.
Right out of an advertising campaign playbook.
It’ll look great for the camera when those mean-spirited Republicans are sitting while the Democrats stand and applaud for whatever new spending entitlement Obama proposes. Tailor-made for the dems, and the Republicans are too dense to see it. :(
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.
Republicans are such idiots. They’re like the perpetual Charlie Brown’s being told by Lucy that yes, this time, she REALLY will let him kick the ball...
Anyone here or, of you know of, was contacted by your Republican Rep. BEFORE this so called agreement was implemented? Plenty of time for OUR reps aids to have contacted us before this!
You know how you feel embarassed FOR someone who reads their own poetry aloud and thinks it is a good thing? That is how I feel about these people. Embarassed for them, that they don’t seem to realize how really dumb they appear.
So, which one’s going to be the man and which one’s the woman?
Anybody consorting with the marxist enemy within is going to be PRIMARIED.
Sitting down with, or playing nice with, the enemy is what killed most of the 55000 in the KW and the 50000 in Vietnam.
Yet there still lots of serfs out there that actually believe the GOP will really attempt to change the direction of this unstoppable slide into permanent tyranny...
After they raise the debt ceiling into the stratosphere, perhaps they could all give themselves (and their relatives) a big fat raise.
Well stated and worth repeating. The Republicans are fools.