Bipartisanship, the burden of proof, and dissenters

The New London Day
by Marc Guttman

03/14/10

People are again complaining about partisanship in Washington D.C., believing it to be self-serving and to cause undesirable legislative gridlock. Recently, President Barack Obama was praised for “courageously” speaking ‘across the aisle’ to a meeting of Republicans. Well, to many of us, this is all mostly theater and it is rather the overwhelming bipartisanship that is our problem. It’s the policies these players agree on and implement that are harming individuals and communities here and abroad...

//www.theday.com/article/20100314/OP05/303149996



The ObamaCare quagmire

Reason
by Shikha Dalmia

03/12/10

Even if Democrats extract the votes to put ObamaCare over the top, it will at best be a Pyrrhic victory for them. Regardless of the outcome, this monstrosity might cost the Democrats the Congress this November, ruin the party for a long time, and prematurely render Barack Obama a lame duck president for the rest of his term. So why didn’t the Democrats pull back when they still had the chance? The reason is that both the Democratic Party and President Obama have mutually reinforcing blind spots that have rendered them incapable of seeing what’s crystal clear to every other sentient being in the country: This was the wrong bill at the wrong time...

//reason.com/archives/2010/03/12/obamacare-the-coming-president


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