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Can there be bipartisanship in a two party political system?

  1. alexandriaruthk profile image72
    alexandriaruthkposted 5 years ago

    Can there be bipartisanship in a two party political system?

    Is it possible to achieve this - the word compromise for the greater good or is it a futile effort?

  2. lovemychris profile image56
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    It used to be done this way, until Gingrich's House, and the Contract on America. There it was decided that the only way to govern was to have the House, the Senate and the Presidency...and by golly, they did it!
    Seems that people who are used to having everything their way and only their way have a hard time compromising.
    And sometimes compromise leads to disaster, when you give up too much of your values for it.....

    That is WHY, when WE vote for a PREZ, the prez holds sway!!!
    This is the American way. He/She has checks and balances, but for crying out loud, the party that LOST does not dictate!

    1. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welp...here's your answer:

      In the post-election race to find a solution to the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) isn’t even making a gesture toward bipartisanship.

      In an exclusive statement to Brietbart.com, M

  3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    Yes, of course it is possible.  However, right now the Republican party has tied its hands because of the "never, ever raise taxes" pledge it signed years ago with Grover Norquist.

    When they walk away from the pledge and Norquist, they'll be able to work things out.  If they don't, many of them can plan on retiring because they won't be voted back into office again!