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Legislators pairing off for bipartisan seating at Obama speech ^ | January 23, 2011 | Tom Cohen

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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To: ColdOne
That's so sweet.

Maybe they should get married.

61 posted on 01/23/2011 1:23:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: ColdOne

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?

62 posted on 01/23/2011 1:24:01 PM PST by devere
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To: OldNavyVet

“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.

63 posted on 01/23/2011 1:27:09 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: MrEdd
"The proper protocol would be for Republicans to laugh, point at Obonghit, and mock him at every pause."

Kinda like channeling your inner Alinsky? I love it!

64 posted on 01/23/2011 1:28:17 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: ColdOne

65 posted on 01/23/2011 1:46:52 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: ColdOne

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.

66 posted on 01/23/2011 1:52:41 PM PST by Starboard
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To: ColdOne

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.

67 posted on 01/23/2011 1:55:06 PM PST by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: Castigar
1. [noun] the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise.

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.

68 posted on 01/23/2011 1:57:49 PM PST by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: ColdOne
A pox on both parties....

Was George Washington Right?

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

69 posted on 01/23/2011 1:58:18 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Oldpuppymax


70 posted on 01/23/2011 2:02:22 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Starboard

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”

71 posted on 01/23/2011 2:06:03 PM PST by digger48
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To: ColdOne

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.

72 posted on 01/23/2011 2:07:46 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Take out the third, fifth and sixth letters and it's 'Red Digest', Comrade!")
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To: donna

If they would take a moment to look at ‘we the people’ - they’d see we aren’t laughing.

73 posted on 01/23/2011 2:10:30 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Bryanw92

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!

74 posted on 01/23/2011 2:13:33 PM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: ColdOne

Has everyone lost their marbles?
These guys are making Glenn Beck look sane, and that is saying something.

75 posted on 01/23/2011 2:21:19 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I agree. They have really done it with this. Just awful!

76 posted on 01/23/2011 2:32:59 PM PST by ColdOne (Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution...Ayn Rand)
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To: ColdOne

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!

77 posted on 01/23/2011 2:40:31 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: Iron Munro

Comment #78 Removed by Moderator

78 posted on 01/23/2011 2:42:37 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: ColdOne

The friend of my enemy is my enemy.

79 posted on 01/23/2011 2:50:52 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: ColdOne

80 posted on 01/23/2011 2:51:28 PM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Make them stop.)
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