Originally Posted by longhornfan1234
Did you read the thread title? " what is it going to take to get a bipartisan deal done?" There's no way the Republicans are going to give in on all of that. I don't think y'all know what a bipartisan deal means.
Do you understand that Democrats now control the White House and the Senate... And actually got a majority of the votes for the house and, if not for gerrymandering by the GOP, they would control that too?
The majority has spoken and, as a result, one side gained leverage and the other side lost leverage. Elections are about more than just who wins and loses. It is about allowing the nation to speak regarding the direction the nation should go.
So, the world of post-2012 Election Day politics -- a day which saw the Democrats get a tip of the hat and the Republicans take a clear loss, almost across the board... No, bipartisanship does not mean the two sides meeting exactly halfway on all issues and it definitely doesn't mean, "We'll give in on something that should be a no-brainer if you make controversial, big cuts to programs people need and care about."
I'm all for deals which are weighed in on by both sides and may the best ideas win... But, the Republicans really have to start getting realistic about legislating in this country, because they were nowhere close from 2008-12.
Their position of opposing anything the president promoted, regardless of whether or not it was originally a Republican idea, should no longer be acceptable. They have very little leverage right now. The message by the electorate should have been loud and clear.
I know a lot of Republicans aren't fans of Darwin, but they need to adapt or become extinct. Time to adapt, I'd say.