If Congress and the administration can’t agree to do anything good, then doing nothing is the next best solution. Or, as Reagan (I think) once said, “Don’t just do something, stand there!”
There’s a lot of navel-gazing analysis in Washington about whether to expect some sort of bipartisanship over the next two years.
I find such discussions very irritating because they assume that you automatically get good results when Republicans and Democrats both agree on a policy. My reaction, to put it mildly, is “these people are f@*&#^@g crazy!!!”
Was it progress when Republicans and Democrats conspired to bail out their contributors on Wall Streetwith TARP?
Was it progress when Republicans and Democrats joined hands to impose Bush’s no-bureaucrat-left-behind education scheme?
Was it progress when the first President Bush broke his read-my-lips promise and sided with Democrats to boost taxes and spending in 1990?
But perhaps I’m being too…
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