CENK UYGUR: How'd That Bipartisanship Thing Work Out For You?

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    Nov 03, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    "I'd like to ask all of the people who thought trying to reach out to Republicans in a bipartisan manner would be a good idea -- Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama in particular -- how'd that work out for you?

    Could the effort at bipartisanship over the last two years have been a bigger disaster? The Democrats allowed the Republicans to make their case for two straight years while Democrats laid down their arms. And it turns out the voters didn't know why they should vote for the Democrats. Surprise, surprise.

    The Republicans on the other hand went with complete and utter partisanship -- and it worked! If the Obama White House trusts one more idiot in Washington who says they should try reaching consensus with the Republicans, then they deserve the ass kicking they'll get next time around, too.

    We had a Republican strategist on our show tonight and with incredibly honesty he admitted that the idea of "bipartisanship" is something that only benefits Republicans because they never really engage in it and they get the Democrats to do what they want (you can watch it here at the 6:39-7:48 mark). How stupid do you have to be to keep falling into that trap? ... "

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    Nov 03, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    I think it was a huge mistake to try for bipartisanship. The Republicans were never going to work with Obama and they have already stated that they will not do so now.

    I think they're going to try and reenact 1994-1996 and they will then expose themselves (again) as corporatist, power-mongers who care nothing for the American people. I hope that Murkowski turns Dem.
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    Nov 03, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    Yep.

    No interest in abetting the enemy.

    Loins are girded for battle.

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    Nov 03, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidYep.

    No interest in abetting the enemy.

    Loins are girded for battle.


    yeah, well, Obama is too late now. He won't get anything done now. If DADT isn't repealed in December, it won't be in the next Congress. O is a colossal ass.
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    Nov 03, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
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    OtterJoq saidYep.

    No interest in abetting the enemy.

    Loins are girded for battle.


    yeah, well, Obama is too late now. He won't get anything done now. If DADT isn't repealed in December, it won't be in the next Congress. O is a colossal ass.


    Jeez, Caslon is that that only thing you care about? I'm not going to go through the list (again) of what Obama has done for LGBT Americans, but you can't blame him for Republican obstructionism.
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    Nov 03, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    Christian73 said I hope that Murkowski turns Dem.


    I know, right? I actually like her.
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    Nov 03, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    Caslon16000 said
    OtterJoq saidYep.

    No interest in abetting the enemy.

    Loins are girded for battle.


    yeah, well, Obama is too late now. He won't get anything done now. If DADT isn't repealed in December, it won't be in the next Congress. O is a colossal ass.


    Jeez, Caslon is that that only thing you care about? I'm not going to go through the list (again) of what Obama has done for LGBT Americans, but you can't blame him for Republican obstructionism.

    Good! Cuz the list is paltry and lame!!!! He has done nothing of significance for the life of the avg gsy person. Repealing DADT will resound thruout society with great repercussions.