Did you notice that every last Republican in the House opposed Obama's latest statist overreach?
Every. Last. One.
In fact, Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the statist bill, not the reverse. Thus, it is the opposition to the bill that is bipartisan.
Just sayin'. You see, much as I truly do hate to admit it, there is a point to voting party-line, even when the party-guy is a stinker. (The younger me gapes in horror at the older, wiser me.)
Yes, they're unreliable, and they'll make you crazy sometimes. But you can't get around it:
- Individuals vote for Speaker of the House
- Majority determines who chairs committees and what gets done
- Sometimes voting the right way (RINO) is better than never voting the right way (most Dems)
Also think about this: we owe the current state of affairs, in part, to ideological purists who let the perfect become the enemy of the good, and handed the whole enchilada to the control of the worst.
Strategery. We need to get better at it.