BIPARTISANSHIP IS A TWO-WAY STREET
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) – In regards to the Budget Reconciliation Process that would allow some budget projects to be passed by a simple majority of 51 votes, Sen. McCain acknowledged that his party set the precedent in a statement to the “I fully recognize that Republicans have in the past engaged in using reconciliation to further the party’s agenda. I wish it had not been done then, and I hope it will not be done now that the groundwork has been laid.”
Well Sen. McCain bravo for you for speaking truth to what remaining power the Republican Party has. I’m sure you will get some blowback from your fellow friends, the Republicans for your honesty. When that happens I will have no problem defending you like I did in 2000 when they attacked your family. My only question for you is why didn’t you simply do this during the campaign and not try to out-Bush everyone in addition to playing to the extremes of the party. Do you realize the level of integrity you lost? Well, to quote Donnie McClurkin “We Fall Down”, but as least you’re trying to get up.
Now in response to the hopes of your statement is that I doubt that many Democrats in Congress are going to be open-minded and consider what you’re suggesting. You’re just one Republican and theirs 40 other Republicans who are not willing to speak such truth and at least 57 Democrats who are not willing to listen.
At least there’s one person willing to unclench their fist and embrace the open hand extended to them. Let’s see who else will join in the bipartisanship?
Sen. McCain perhaps you can talk to your friend Mitch McConnell since he is “disappointed in President Obama’s lack of bipartisanship.” This is a ridiculous statement if you’re honest with yourself.
References & Inspirations CNN – 03/29/09 “McConnell: I’m Disappointed in Obama’s Lack of Bipartisanship”