As I review the omnibus spending bill that avoids a government shutdown in the middle of a recession (when, arguably, we need a functioning government the most) and brings all sorts of money from other states to support projects South Dakota couldn't do on its own, I also note President Obama's initial push for bipartisanship seems to be working. Last month, his stimulus package won the votes of only three Republican senators and zero Republican representatives. The omnibus spending bill signed into law yesterday won the votes of a whopping eight Republican senators and sixteen Republican reps.
Whoo-hoo! At that rate, President Obama should every Republican voting with him by Christmas!
Of course, President Obama also lost some Dem votes on the omnibus bill, so by the same logic, he'll need to switch parties by Labor Day.
But for now, hip hip, bipartisanship! ;-)
***Carolyn Ann Johnson 1938-2016 - In October 2016, an old friend, James A. Johnson, died after being in a nursing home and hospital for some time. I intended to send a memorial and contacte...
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