So much for bipartisanship!
Less than 24 hours after sitting down with President Obama and pledging a new era of bipartisanship, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent him an ultimatum signed by all Senate Republicans: “Until you give us tax cuts for millionaires, we will block any other legislation.”
I know, sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit, but that’s their demand: Tax cuts for millionaires – or nothing else will get done.
Which just shows that Republicans had no intention of trying to work in a bipartisan manner on anything – not tax cuts, spending cuts, immigration, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, New Start treaty on anything else.
Their definition of bipartisanship is: you buy what my party wants. Period.
Well, sorry, but that’s not how it works.
And maybe, at last, President Obama will learn a lesson. Stop being so nice to these Senate Republicans. Stop thinking he can work with them. He should see now what all the rest of us saw a long time ago.
They have only one goal. Mitch McConnell even admitted it. Their one goal is not to cooperate with him, but to destroy him politically.
So much for bipartisanship. It was born Tuesday. It died Wednesday.
That’s my parting shot for today.