Steve Clemons writes about "fuzzy" bipartisanship. He is tired of politicians talking about bipartisanship and wants to see more "dissidents."
I don't believe that bipartisanship solves the challenges ahead. New policies might help restore some balance and the beginnings of a positive direction. But what is needed now are rebels.
I agree with Steve for the most part. Politicians are dealing with big issues and they shouldn't compromise their beliefs just for the sake of compromise. If they believe in something, they should make a stand. Their should be fiery rhetoric and impassioned speech in defense of whatever they believe in.
The problem comes, I believe, when it is not done with respect. I don't expect our Congressional representatives to be giving each other hugs, but I do expect them to come to the floor treating their fellow representatives with respect no matter which side of the aisle they are on. They are their to represent the American people and they can do that without resorting to attacking political opponents.