Republicans are warning that if the Obama administration uses the budget reconciliation process to push through legislation it wants, it could just spell the end to the bi-partisan honeymoon that Obama currently enjoys.
"That would be the Chicago approach to governing: Strong-arm it through," said Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), who briefly considered joining the Obama administration as commerce secretary. "You're talking about the exact opposite of bipartisan. You're talking about running over the minority, putting them in cement and throwing them in the Chicago River."Oh, please can we?
Seriously... the GOP might have a better argument if more than a grand total of three, count 'em three Republican legislators had voted for the President's stimulus package. Less than one and one half percent of GOP legislators were willing to reach across the aisle and show a little bi-partisanship at the time. So for the GOP to accuse Obama of threatening bi-partisanship? Give me break!