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- n. The quality of not being partisan, of remaining politically independent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally; absence of bias toward any particular party.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
In fact, much of the current nonpartisanship is in fact very partisan -- towards liberals.
Someone: ... much of the current nonpartisanship is in fact very partisan ... see this is fun.
Talking about "nonpartisanship" (which I think is silly, since even the most partisan talk about rising above the fray) does not change the fact that leaders have to act in a partisan way quite often.
And consider an equation that Congress resolutely fails to examine, because it conflicts with the free-lunchism that is the primary characteristic of Washington in a spasm of "nonpartisanship": The billions that would be spent forcing unwanted fuel-economy improvements down consumers 'throats is money not available to spend on safety, where the technological moment right now is actually riper for transformative gains.
And consider an equation that Congress resolutely fails to examine, because it conflicts with the free-lunchism that is the primary characteristic of Washington in a spasm of "nonpartisanship": Money spent to provide consumers unwanted fuel-economy improvements is money not spent where the technological moment is actually ripe for transformative gains right now -- that's safety.
But a "nonpartisanship" that is equally devoid of substance may solve the wrong side of this equation.
Maybe-just maybe-the worst economic crisis since the depression, McCain's idiotic suspension of his campaign in the name of "nonpartisanship," the rejection of the bailout by a large majority of Republican Congressmen, Sarah Palin's serially brilliant performances with
Fortunately, I was headed to Lake Havasu, an oasis of nonpartisanship and partial nudity.
The biggest concern I have about this is that if Obama really believes this bologna about unity with the lieing, cheating, dishonest, disreputable, criminal Republican Party then it is likely that he will repeat many of the foolish and pointless mistakes DC Democrats have been making for years in terms of trying to show bi-partisan or nonpartisanship to the enemy in the hopes of reciprocation.
Bloomberg took the opportunity to speak about nonpartisanship.
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