20 April 2006


Digby sums up who's behind all the partisanship in Congress and elsewhere.
The Democratic party did everything it could to alleviate the culture war and the partisanship in the 90's by electing southern moderates to the white house and helping the Republicans pass a lot of legislation born of major compromise of Democratic principles. Nothing was good enough. The culture war raged, not on the basis of policy --- there was much in Bill Clinton's policies for a Republican to love.
Now, I've heard it said that the Democrats screwed the Republicans on bipartisanship in the '60s and '70s, and that this is payback. I'm not equipped to evaluate that claim. Whether true or not, today there appears to be no point in reaching across the aisle.

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