I want to point out — and I’m a bit jaded about this — that we’ve been trying to be bipartisan for some period of time. And we’ve been putting forward bipartisan proposals and we were constantly blocked, blocked, blocked.
How bipartisan were those proposals if Democrats were blocking them? What twisted definition of that word could he possibly be using?
One thing we can be glad of is that this sort of partisan “bipartisanship” is what lost the last election. Karl Rove slithered into the White House by dividing the nation, and convincing just almost enough people to sit on his side. Democrats won this election by promoting simple policies that weren’t just partisan exercises. Democrats offered a political vision that was not forced upon the political center, but that was actually shared by it.