Kevin Woster at Mt. Blogmore noticed that George Will wasn't a big fan of recent bipartisanship claiming examples were terrible legislation.
My attitude on problems with "bi-partisanship" in recent years is that Democrats have been forced to compromise good programs with a party that views its primary legislative function as being to prevent President Obama from getting a second term. The product of compromise between Republican intractible mythology coupled with obstructionism and Democratic reality is almost guaranteed to be mediocre.
George Will may have observed something, but that doesn't mean his analyis of something observed makes any sense. General Franco is still dead, and George Will is still excusing inexcusable GOP retrograde intransigence.
But, George Will is not the sum total of political wisdom even if he regularly pollutes an inordinate amount of Sunday morning Sabbath Gasbag time.
After I wrote a comment at Mt. Blogmore, I broke down and purchased the Sunday Argus. In it was a column by Leonard Pitts titled Politics are a mess, Blame one Party. A few minutes ago I found a link to the column.
But, a Google search also turned up by Greg Sargeant "One Party is to blame, but don't tll the Sunday talk shows."
And then there is this Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein,
Note my bold type at the top of Dakota Today regarding "foolish consistency." There is not necessarily balanced blame for the current mess between the parties. Trying to force such a balance fails reporting and reality. Trying to blame the product on real bipartisanship as does George Will adds confusion and is actually dangerous deception. We don't need smoke and mirrors from national columnists pretending their can be real bipartisanship between deceptive self-serving mythology and reality..
*** Stay tuned especially if none of this has ever been your fault-- Doug Wiken