Question: how does the spirit of bipartisanship jibe with Obama’s message (which I paraphrase only slightly), “You lost, we won, so stuff it!” Of course, the administration can count on the mainstream media to carry its water for them. The Washington Post seized on the total of three Republicans to go along with the stimulus to cover their front page with headlines about the new “bi-partisan” agreement. But does anyone really believe it?
Plus, the President’s sarcastic dismissal of principled opposition to the bill as “phony arguments and petty politics” can’t be good for the image he’s been trying to project of someone who will change the culture of Washington. Nor is it good public relations. The majority of American’s think this is a lousy bill. Are they “phony” and “petty” too?