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Bipartisan seating at State of the Union?

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I can't believe this has never been tried before. I think it's a great idea. Hear what Ed Rendell says:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ … ating.html

    I really like him!

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I really don't care if Nancy Pelosi sits on John Boehner's lap. The pretense of civility is not civility.  The basic premise of representative democracy is rejected by many Tea Party activists. How often have they declared on this forum that The United States is not a democracy. How often has the GOP used the filibuster in the last two years to block a majority vote on legislation we NEED.

      It will be nice if the POTUS is allowed to speak without being called a liar by some elected lunatic. Far better, if we actually work together with constructive compromise rather than indulge in divisive rhetoric.

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think the Boehner-Pelosi thing would be quite a sight! lol

        Maybe not being divided physically will lead to not being divided otherwise. I don't see how this could hurt!

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good idea. Won't change the climate, but it's a step in the right direction.

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's what I'm thinking, Ralph.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Maybe they should mix the seating up in Congress like they do in classrooms. You know, separate unsavory pairs (or blocs) and force them to sit next to someone other than their best friend.
    Me likes!

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, that usually worked in my classroom, MM!

  3. profile image59
    C.J. Wrightposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes we mistake movement for action.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    True.
    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
    You can lead the Congress to civility but that doesn't it changes how they think!
    The action needs to come from the people themselves.

  5. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    I dunno, it might do some good.

    And even if it's merely a symbolic gesture, I think it's the best kind of symbolic gesture: it costs nothing and hurts nobody.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    And while they're at it, they should take away everyone's cell phones so there can be no tweeting during session! Soooo rude!

  7. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I'm not a fan of Debbie Wasserman Shultz, but I have to give her kudos: she called up her best GOP pal and asked him to sit with her. We need more of this!

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe she asked him to sit on her or vice versa. Nothing like a little lap dance on the floor of the House!

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! I wanna see Nancy on Boehner's lap! Yeah...I know I'm a sick puppy.

 
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