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I --hate-- 'bipartisan'.

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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:30 PM

Originally posted by Cio88
OH yeh .. and Liberals will never admit where they stand. (BH

If you want to know where I stand on any particular issue, I'll be more than happy to let you know. Just U2U me.

Originally posted by pieman
gun control is a dead issue,
freedom of choice is no longer a political issue,

So true! They are paraded out during election seasons to cause division and bolster the base. That's all. They're dead issues.

when the banking system is reliant on welfare and the capitalist system has collapsed questions of economic strategy is academic.

Good point.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 10:07 PM
It's all theater. Dead boring theater. Before it was Democrat v Republican, it was Torys v Whigs or Deosil v Widdershins. Each "side" never really stood for anything but the extremes of human temperament.

Politicians have to go to extremes in order to try to include as many constituents as possible in their party. Otherwise, you get a third party that is even more extreme, and that leads to instability.

So, bipartisanship is necessary sometimes - like when you are going to have to write legislation anyway but you have to explain to your base why you couldn't include all of the lunatic provisions they wanted. "Oh, uh, yeah, we REALLY wanted to do that, but uh, you know, we had to compromise."

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