What Steve Benen says, in response to David Broder’s latest bit of nonsense – Broder thinks that putting John Boehner in charge of the agenda of the House will improve bipartisanship – can’t be said too often.
Broder’s column makes it seem as if President Obama may still be able to get some things done working with serious, well-intentioned Republicans. I’d be more inclined to agree if I could find some serious, well-intentioned Republicans.
Just today, a Republican friend was telling me that all would be well once “people of goodwill on both sides of the aisle” started working together. I asked him to name such a person on his side of the aisle. He changed the subject.
But I’ll put the challenge out to all comers: name a Republican member of Congress who would rather see the country succeed than see Barack Obama fail, and provide evidence for that claim.