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  • Obama praises bipartisanship on Senate payroll tax cut bill, yet eschewed bipartisan Simpson-Bowles

    12/21/2011 5:00:00 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    12/21/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama and Jay Carney praise bipartisanship on the Senate payroll tax cut bill, yet Obama eschewed the bipartisan Simpson (R)-Bowles (D) plan, that was supported by Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate. Here is how it goes: When Tea Partiers say no to a bill, that's unacceptable to Obama, Reid and Pelosi, but when Progressives that make up the base of tge Democrat Party effectively kill Simpson-Bowles then that is ok with Obama, Reid and Pelosi. The Dem base is what caused them to cave, despite some others being against it. Here's more of how it goes in...
  • Trying to start a bipartisan party

    02/28/2007 8:18:54 AM PST · by NYpeanut · 5 replies · 222+ views
    buffalo news ^ | 2.28.07 | david broder
    WASHINGTON - Somewhere in America, there are 35,000 people who are looking at the preliminaries to the 2008 presidential race from a different perspective than millions of their fellow citizens. They are the people who have signed up so far to participate in Unity08, the effort to launch a bipartisan third-party campaign with the first Internet nominating convention in history. I wrote about this unusual venture when it was launched last year by Hamilton Jordan and Jerry Rafshoon, both formerly of Jimmy Carter's White House; Angus King, the former independent governor of Maine; and Douglas Bailey, a veteran Republican consultant...