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Cheney Killed Bambi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-09 08:48 PM
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Will Obama's bipartisanship strategy work in the long run?
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I sure hope it does, because it sure as hell is failing in the short run! See, e.g., Judd Gregg. I guess I just have to hope he's seeing longer and farther than I am, because I have very little faith that these Republicans will ever change or will ever try to be productive by cooperating in a bipartisan fashion. VERY little faith.
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  -Will Obama's bipartisanship strategy work in the long run? Cheney Killed Bambi  Feb-12-09 08:48 PM   #0 
  - It's doomed to failure. The Repugs are even more committed to that than Obama is to bipartisanship  katandmoon   Feb-12-09 08:51 PM   #1 
  - That remains to be seen but what is being seen now is that  MadMaddie   Feb-12-09 08:51 PM   #2 
  - they will not get re-elected that is for sure.  bdamomma   Feb-12-09 08:56 PM   #9 
  - I agree  Andy823   Feb-12-09 09:01 PM   #17 
  - maybe for the repubs lol nt  msongs   Feb-12-09 08:51 PM   #3 
  - I don't think it was a strategy at all. It's purely tactical  WeDidIt   Feb-12-09 08:51 PM   #4 
  - IT will work for the American people's peace of mind and Barack Obama's  FrenchieCat   Feb-12-09 08:52 PM   #5 
  - well Frenchie Cat when his approval ratings get higher from us  bdamomma   Feb-12-09 08:59 PM   #14 
  - Gregg failing is a gopper failing.  tekisui   Feb-12-09 08:53 PM   #6 
  - He promised voters he would try. And thats what he's done  Thrill   Feb-12-09 08:53 PM   #7 
  - Bingo!  silverojo   Feb-12-09 08:57 PM   #11 
  - well the actions of the repigs for the last week show  bdamomma   Feb-12-09 08:54 PM   #8 
  - It depends on what you mean by "work". Will it get many Congressional Republicans  Pirate Smile   Feb-12-09 08:57 PM   #10 
  - i HOPE you are right  Cheney Killed Bambi   Feb-12-09 08:57 PM   #13 
  - Obama knows the heart of Republicans. He knows they want him to fail.  Avalux   Feb-12-09 08:57 PM   #12 
  - Yes, it's working now. Doesn't the GOP just look more and more like losers?  NYC_SKP   Feb-12-09 08:59 PM   #15 
  - In the publics eye  nevergiveup   Feb-12-09 09:00 PM   #16 
  - BINGO! He looks sincere, they look like whiny crybabies.  Jennicut   Feb-12-09 11:17 PM   #39 
  - The entitlements and health care require true give and take to get anything.  MarjorieG   Feb-12-09 09:06 PM   #18 
  - Obama can learn something from Abe Lincoln's radical Republican partisanship  Better Believe It   Feb-12-09 09:23 PM   #19 
  - The independents like it.  ej510   Feb-12-09 09:28 PM   #20 
  - You may be right  Cheney Killed Bambi   Feb-12-09 09:32 PM   #21 
  - No. At least not until after 2010.  PFunk   Feb-12-09 09:39 PM   #22 
  - Yes. The Clinton's showed what happens when you respond in kind  Numba6   Feb-12-09 09:42 PM   #23 
  - Think big picture strategy..Obama  Cha   Feb-12-09 09:43 PM   #24 
  - It Already Has...  KharmaTrain   Feb-12-09 09:45 PM   #25 
  - I think you're spot on, and I am thinking more and more that he will again select  Parker CA   Feb-12-09 10:01 PM   #30 
  - Yes, Americans are sick of partisanship  prolesunited   Feb-12-09 09:48 PM   #26 
  - What Democratic Partisanship? Senate Republicans wrote the badly weakened stimulus bill  Better Believe It   Feb-12-09 09:57 PM   #28 
  - NO  doc03   Feb-12-09 09:54 PM   #27 
  - Simple, sweet and absolutely true. Follow Abe Lincoln not Harry Reid!  Better Believe It   Feb-12-09 09:59 PM   #29 
     - You gotta give the Republics credit for one thing,  doc03   Feb-12-09 10:08 PM   #31 
        - This is a huge area the Dem's need to brush up on. The concept of group cohesion in the face of  Parker CA   Feb-12-09 10:12 PM   #32 
           - Look at the last 8 years they didn't have the majority  doc03   Feb-12-09 10:21 PM   #34 
  - What do you mean by "work"  Uzybone   Feb-12-09 10:20 PM   #33 
  - Not with this Congress. Hasn't so far, don't know why anyone would think it ever would.  liberalsince1968   Feb-12-09 10:23 PM   #35 
  - Constant and continued pressure will generally result in erosion. It has been less than 25 days. nt  Parker CA   Feb-12-09 10:28 PM   #37 
  - It seems to be working OK for the Republicans so far  Better Believe It   Feb-12-09 10:26 PM   #36 
  - That's one way of looking at it. Here's another.....  FrenchieCat   Feb-12-09 11:27 PM   #40 
  - Obama tried with their sorry asses and got nothing in return  Jennicut   Feb-12-09 11:16 PM   #38 
  - Not so that he has gotten nothing in return........  FrenchieCat   Feb-12-09 11:28 PM   #41 
     - I agree Frenchie! The shift in public perception has changed  Jennicut   Feb-13-09 12:08 AM   #44 
  - Not a chance  tonycinla   Feb-12-09 11:41 PM   #42 
  - Obama is setting ground work for framing the GOp as a party of self interested obstructive tools  Hellataz   Feb-12-09 11:49 PM   #43 
  - Obama is a smart man. I doubt this "one-sided bipartisanship" will have a long run.  kwenu   Feb-13-09 12:19 AM   #45 

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