posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 12:15 PM
Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by The Cyfre
Are you saying that they would benefit from acting more, any actually, bipartisanship?
No, I don't think so. I think Republicans in office would definitely benefit from bipartisanship, reaching across the aisle, but only if they stay
true to their ideals in the process. It would have to be a true compromise and not just cow-towing to Democrat demands.
I think Republicans would definitely benefit if they had some fleshed out ideas that will appeal to the American public, but I sure haven't seen
anything lately. We're clearly in an "ACT NOW!" phase and the Republicans want to take a minute, size up the situation and just... wait a second.
That mght be a smart thing to do but nobody is listening to that right now, so instead of making them look smart by thinking it through, they look
hesitant and scared to act.
I keep thinking back to their response to the Obama budget. The GOP budget they released (a week late) was TERRIBLY done and was perceived more as a
joke than anything else. The only thing it reminds me of is when I was in high school and forgot to write a paper, so i'm scrambling to get my book
report done while everyone else is reading theirs. When it comes time to read mine, it's not thorough, rushed, not thought out, and it's clear that
i half-assed it.
I'm not getting this from the mainstream media, it's my own personal opinion based on my own observations. Can't blame everything on the MSM, can