Before the Health Care Bill passed, the Republicans stood around the playground pouting and telling everyone within earshot they would not play as long as the Democrats held the ball. They sniveled, they lied, they stamped their little wing tipped shoes. Wah wah wah wah.
So now that the a bill of sorts has passed, many of them are saying that there will be no more cooperation on anything for the forseeable future.
Sen. John McCain - "There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year. They (the Democrats) have poisoned the well in what they've done and how they've done it."
Sen, Olympia Snowe - "I think it makes it a very difficult environment with which to deal with complex and big issues, most certainly incorporating Republican ideas in building that camaraderie. Obviously, you're always going to try to work on issues that are important to this country, but it takes patience to build that kind of consensus, and they haven't demonstrated the patience in that regard. It's regrettable."
If I had not become used to the blind spot most Republicans have regarding their own behaviour, I would be laughing my ass off right now. There will be no more cooperation? Incorporating Republican Ideas? Do you Republican clowns ever take a moment and consider your own roll in creating the mess in DC? .........
I didn't think so.
You are in the minority. Your less than civil demeanor ever since you were spanked at the polls set the tone. I would say you got exactly what you deserve, only it took too long. Had it been me, I would have jammed something down your throat months ago. The wimps who call themselves Democrats had to have their backs against the wall before they found some backbone. And now you Republicans are reaping your just rewards.
But go ahead and promise even less than the nothing you have been giving us these past 30 years. I am not sure I will be able to tell the difference.
An after thought - I am truly disappointed in Olympia's response here. Yes, she was one of a very few Republicans to publicly rub shoulders with the Democrats and try to work things out. But it appears from the quote above, she has the same blind spot the rest of the Republican crew in DC has.