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Friday, March 02, 2007

Republicans Should Look For Blame In Mirror

As far as I’m concerned, the term “partisan” and its corresponding “ship” have been way overused lately and mistakenly blamed when politicians observe the Golden Rule of, “ do unto others as they have done onto you.” Certain partisans might have thought that the results of the mid-term elections meant that some irrational wave of bi-partisanship was in order, when no such thing was suggested or demanded. Most Americans decided enough was enough and no longer wanted to stay the course the Republicans have led us on for the past 12 years. The bi-partisanship is the same, just the majority has changed. Voters wanted new leadership and they got it at both the national and state levels.

Over the years, Wisconsin Democrats have helplessly watched partisans like John Gard and Tommy Thompson ram bills through and protect their power base. Why should anybody expect anything different now? It’s true most people hold democrats to a higher standard of ethics and sensibility than those on the other side of the aisle and expect some diplomacy when it comes to uniting our commonalties, but to expect them to surrender political power in exchange for nothing isn’t going to happen anytime soon. In my view, there are only two kinds of partisans in the world, those who say they are and those who think they aren’t.
JG Editorial Excerpt:
The GOP's chief target is Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson. She has no one to blame but herself.
The Janesville Gazette knows first-hand who is or isn’t an enemy of the GOP if you know what I mean. So I would imagine it comes as a privilege and a high honor for Sen. Judy Robson to be the newest target of the Gazette’s brand of partisanship. The Gazette's differences with Robson are not based on her cooperation or bi-partisanship or lack thereof, this is strictly a partisan battle from their end. From the beginning the newspaper viewed Robson as too liberal and refused to endorse her strictly on partisanship. State Senator Judy Robson is no treat for yesterdays GOP and as the majority leader she has reached a new height of well-deserved political stature. Robson is by far more a uniter than they give her credit for, she reaches out to the other side often but knows she can’t do the bi-partisan dance alone. As long as the Republicans keep blaming partisanship for their own failures, it’s beginning to look like they’re the ones who don’t want to do the tango.

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