Who are Dems to lecture the GOP on bipartisanship?

2012-05-25T00:00:00Z Who are Dems to lecture the GOP on bipartisanship? nwitimes.com

Lately we've heard a lot about political bipartisanship, including a recent letter illogically comparing Richard Mourdock's stance to Islamic extremism.

For the Obama administration, bipartisanship only works one way.

Three days after his inauguration, Barack Obama imperiously declared "I won," to cut off Republican arguments during their first official meeting, thus signalling his antagonistic, unyielding approach in dealing with his opposition. Obama continues his threats to veto any GOP legislation that doesn't conform to his radical agenda.

The Republican leadership was completely shut out of the writing of Obama's health care bill; the president then totally rejected the GOP's input during his big Obamacare TV summit meeting, and the leftists are now lecturing us on bipartisanship?

The GOP must first prevent America from being "fundamentally transformed" from a great, prosperous world leader into a weak, dispirited, socialist/welfare state by Obama's policies. Then they'll discuss bipartisanship.

— Larry Rapchak, Whiting

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