Responding to an earlier post here, Steve Benen has more on
Republican shenanigans on cap-and-trade – I hadn’t known that cap-and-trade was an explicit part of the McCain-Palin platform in 2008 – and examples from many other fields. Benen’s headline sums up the problem:
NEGOTIATING WITH THOSE
WHO OPPOSE THEIR OWN PRINCIPLES
Why is it that advocates of bipartisanship such as David Broder seem never to criticize this tactic, and just keep complaining that the Democrats are failing to be bipartisan as long as Repubicans bloc-vote against their own ideas when Democrats embrace them?