Whether it was the COVID Relief bill or Infrastructure legislation or the creation of a bipartisan Insurrection panel or the protection of the integrity of our free and fair elections, since the beginning of the Biden administration -- hell, since the beginning of the Obama administration -- the GOP has made it 100% clear that they have no intention of ever negotiating in good faith on anything.
From the Washington Post:
So we have Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) firmly proclaiming on Tuesday that “the era of bipartisanship is over.”...
As soon as McConnell made those comments, you could hear eyes rolling from the offices of Democratic senators. In part because of Biden’s repeated declarations that he wanted legislation to be bipartisan, McConnell has made few overtures to actually meet the Democratic mini-majority on legislation. In fact, he said last month that “100 percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration,” which isn’t particularly “bipartisan” as an outcome.
If that comment sounds familiar, it’s because McConnell said something similar shortly before the 2010 midterms: that the “single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
And why should Republicans bother to even go through the motions anymore, when they can rely on a complicit media who will always tell the public that Republican sedition and sabotage is somehow the fault of Both Sides ("Why won't Obama lead?!") and on the cravenness of mopes like Joe Manchin to grease the skids of their "gleefully burn it all down while blaming the fire department" master plan?
Well, if The Fifth Element has taught us anything, it's that when one method of negotiating has clearly failed --