Friday, January 29, 2010


What does it mean for an initiative to be bipartisan? In my view it means it has majority support from both parties. Perhaps this is too stringent but it should at least have substantial support in both parties. But this is not what the Democrats mean when they talk about bipartisan. They are not proposing true compromises that would be supported by a majority of Republicans, instead they just want to attract a small number of Republicans in order to put a Democratic initiative over the top. This might be a sensible strategy but it is not in my view a bipartisan strategy.

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