Not as right as I would like to be, but still right.
Wendy and I have had this discussion before, and I was sure I had posted it here, but not in the way that I had hoped.
Here's what I said on the blog.
"Likeability – A lot of people think that the Republicans will hate Hilary and do anything they can to obstruct her progress once she gets in office. A nice wake up call by a columnist at the NYTimes pointed out it doesn’t matter which dem gets into the White House. The Republicans will hate them and do anything they can to obstruct any progress and bad mouth the President at every opportunity. Bill Clinton ran on a platform of bipartisanship, invited Republicans to dinner and meetings and got kicked in the face for his trouble.
What? You think Rush Limbaugh and Hannity are going to treat Obama fairly if he gets the nomination? You think they will treat him with any more respect than they do anyone? Don’t kid yourself."
And in the past month I have been proven exactly right.
A lot of people pulled for Obama because they actually thought bipartisanship was possible. It isn't with today's Republicans or pundits. They do not care if the country is suffering, they will do anything they can to get back in power and obstruct the president. As has been shown already in Obama's Presidency.
(You can't say the same about the democrats who, disasterously, supported many of Bush's bills.)
You think Hilary would have lobbied hard for Republican support for her stimulas package? She would have been out there with a whip and speech. She would have been quite happy to let the public know long ago that the Republican senators not passing this bill are only doing so for political gain. She knows how they work. Bipartisanship my ass.
That's not going to work buddy.
Hilary wouldn't have had republicans at her super bowl party (like Obama did, trying, like Bill Clinton, to reach across the aisle) thinking they were going to make nice with her in the days ahead. No matter what Obama does, republicans will do everything they can to undermine him, and Hilary learned that lesson long ago.
The sooner Obama learns this lesson the better.