Gone so soon, bipartisanship?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Obama administration is finding few Republican allies in Washington these days, despite having high hopes of reaching across the aisle to enlist Republican support for some early initiatives. Only three Republicans in the Senate voted for the passage of the economic stimulus bill last Friday and not one Republican in the House supported the bill. To make matters worse, Republican Senator Judd Gregg withdrew his nomination as Commerce Secretary because of disagreements with the new administration. Is this the end of the effort at bipartisanship? Julie Mason, White House correspondent for the Washington Examiner joins the Takeaway for a rundown of the issues.

Guests:

Julie Mason

Contributors:

Daljit Dhaliwal

Comments [1]

joe g

bi partisanship sounds good defined as co-operation but compromising one's core beliefs to accomplish this is unacceptable---I think the president understands this---if legislation ( like the stimulus ) gets watered down with concessions to the minority opposition the wishes of the majority of citizens are not being truly represented---

Feb. 17 2009 10:15 AM

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