Skip to comments.Some Republicans Try Out a New Campaign Theme: Bipartisanship
Posted on 09/15/2012 3:16:49 PM PDT by Steelfish
Some Republicans Try Out a New Campaign Theme: Bipartisanship By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and JONATHAN WEISMAN September 15, 2012
WASHINGTON A woman who appears in an advertisement supporting Representative Jon Runyan, a New Jersey Republican, boasts about how he works with both parties.
Richard E. Mourdock of Indiana, whose Senate campaign has been most notable for his derision of legislative compromise as feckless, now says he would work with anyone.
While out and about on the campaign trail, Representative Bobby Schilling, Republican of Illinois, talks so much about all the great things he has done with Representative Dave Loebsack, a Democrat from nearby Iowa, that one would think the two were related.
Partisan obstreperousness, the force that propelled Congressional Republicans to widespread victory in 2010, is suddenly for many of them as out of style as monocles. In campaign advertisements, some lawmakers who once dug in against Democrats now promote the wonders of bipartisanship. And legislatively, Republicans in tough races are seeking to soften their edges by moderating their votes, tossing their teacups and otherwise projecting a conciliatory image to voters.
The Republican quest for bipartisanship at least nominally is not hard to explain. A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted last week and released this weekend showed that 44 percent of Americans see Republicans at fault for gridlock in Washington, compared with 29 percent who blame President Obama and the Democrats. Nineteen percent said both were to blame. That imbalance has persisted at almost exactly those proportions since last year.
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Just pointing out Obama can’t move to the centernn
Didn’t 0 do the same thing?
To a democrat, bipartisanship means, do things my way.
“To a democrat, bipartisanship means, do things my way.”
Yep, bipartisanship to a dimoKKKRAT is my way or the highway.
I think bi-partsanship is great-—when we have Patriots in the Congress.
With this pack of democrat thieves we have in there now I say be partisan or vote to destroy America.
2010 & 2012 congressmen, we did not help you get elected so that we can have more of “reaching across the aisle.”
Do that, and you’ll be out next election.
Let's see those internals.
Surprise! The GOP wants to move Left! Who would have thought such a thing?
There are some lines engraved in bedrock, not to be crossed.
Yeah, and I’ve heard that there are several democrats who changing to bipartisanship. It’s the new thing.
What’s the N.Y. Times motive, here? Are they trying to encourage conservative voters to not vote this November?
Bill Clinton won twice with the policy to never let the sun set without answering an attack on him.
Team Romney says this time is different through, because the election is 100% a referendum on Obama. So, they say, it is best for Romney to just turn the other cheek, and even praise Obama, in order to avoid shifting the focus away from the economy.
Yep. The entire point of the GOP since 1989, and especially since 2010.
I’m waiting on the Democrats to say they want to be bipartisan.
OMG isn’t that what McCain’s theme was—he could reach across the aisle?? I wonder what happened to him????
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