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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-09 11:02 PM
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12. It depends...
when you're out of power, bipartisan means getting some of what you want that you wouldn't be able to get otherwise, when you're in power, it means giving up some of what you want, even though you don't have to.

Then of course there's the truly rare kind of bipartisanship, where everyone actually agrees on what needs to be done and how to do it, but I'm having trouble thinking of any examples of that rare bird.
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  -What does bipartisanship even mean? margotb822  Feb-05-09 10:26 PM   #0 
  - Bipartisanship for Bipartisanship's sake is stupid. nt  anonymous171   Feb-05-09 10:27 PM   #1 
  - Concur, more people need to realize that  margotb822   Feb-05-09 10:29 PM   #3 
  - Zactly (nt)  sampsonblk   Feb-06-09 12:43 AM   #15 
  - when they are trying to eat you alive they are being very bipart.  Rosa Luxemburg   Feb-05-09 10:29 PM   #2 
  - "Bipartisanship" Means Caving In to the Repiglickins  AndyTiedye   Feb-05-09 10:32 PM   #4 
  - bipartisanship means  buff2   Feb-05-09 10:33 PM   #5 
  - It's insane  margotb822   Feb-05-09 10:35 PM   #6 
     - I'm really disappointed  buff2   Feb-05-09 10:40 PM   #8 
        - I'm not disappoined yet  margotb822   Feb-05-09 10:48 PM   #10 
           - It amazes me how they keep getting re-elected over and over  buff2   Feb-05-09 10:54 PM   #11 
  - tax cuts n/t  Enrique   Feb-05-09 10:37 PM   #7 
  - In the new american century it means appeasement. nt  glitch   Feb-05-09 10:41 PM   #9 
  - It depends...  hughee99   Feb-05-09 11:02 PM   #12 
  - I'm glad I found this thread. Read what repugs want to do.  Left Coast2020   Feb-05-09 11:16 PM   #13 
  - Ideally, it means sane, smart people on both sides work for compromise and consensus  OmahaBlueDog   Feb-06-09 12:01 AM   #14 
  - The R's want To Kill the D's=no need for bi-anything here!!  HOLOS   Feb-06-09 09:55 PM   #16 
  - It usually means the dems get fucked.  liberalsince1968   Feb-06-09 10:22 PM   #17 

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