“A Bipartisan Majority — of Opposition to the President”

By JC

Well, I guess Senator Tester and his “centrist” coalition finally may have gotten on to something:

“In other words, there is a bipartisan majority — of opposition to the president. Certainly a President Romney or a President Bachmann could put together a coalition of Republicans and moderate Democrats to get quite a lot done. And that is ultimately the problem with Obama’s strategy. You can only run against “obstructionists” if your own agenda is widely popular and credible. Obama doesn’t have that. His own party knows it. The voters know it. And the GOP presidential candidates know it.”

So, a few senators are more than willing to sacrifice having a democrat re-elected to the white house in ’12 so they can hold on to their seats. Then again, as Rubin says, maybe those senators are more interested in bipartisanship that aligns themselves with republican legislators and with a republican president, than with democracts and a democrat president.

Jes sayin’…

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  1. ladybug

    No one ever believed Obama’s jobs bill was real. It was not designed for passage. Maybe Tester didn’t get, or failed to read, the memo. One thing for sure, he’s running his own race with a truckload of money from Wall Street lobbyists. Realistically, what can the average Montanan do? The whole country is watching Social Security and Medicare circle the drain. This may be one of those rare cases when baby and bathwater should be pitched together.

    • JC

      Yep. And Tester and Sen. Nelson just gave the republicans the narrative they were looking for. And all those Jon Tester fanboys got sucked into the trap with their undying support for Tester’s policies.

      If MT dems can’t whip some policy sense into their candidate, and quit following him off the rightward cliff like a bunch of lemmings, then they’ll be licking some sore wounds next year.

      There are those who will follow their politician with the correct letter after their name, come hell or high water. And then there are those who think their politicians should heed good policies.

      Of course, we’ll probably get those folks from the middle coming over here and telling us that Tester voting against aid for keeping Montana teachers and policemen on the job has some ulterior motive. But as Tester puts it, he seeks bipartisanship (which is now defined as all republicans and a couple blue dogs), which the author I quoted above sucked him right into their trap.

  2. Ingemar Johansson

    You think they’re running scared now.

    What till they lose deep blue Hawaii.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/10/hi-sen-tightens-up.html




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