UPDATED: Hazing the New President
No, I don’t agree with everything Andrew Sullivan writes — only about … 90 percent; and on the 10 percent where I disagree, I really disagree. That said, you can count among the 90 percent my reaction to Andrew’s wonderfully concise take on how the R’s (and some D’s) are reacting to Obama, pegged to today’s news re: Sen. Gregg.
Looking back at some of the details here, I could probably count among the 10 percent where I disagree with Andrew his use of Steny Hoyer as an example of Democrats who don’t understand/relate to Obama’s “sane, sensible liberal pragmatism.” In fact, I think Hoyer strikes a very nice, Obama-like chord in the former’s definition of bipartisanship. From the linked Politico article:
Hoyer explained that “ultimately, the keys to bipartisanship are respect, decency, and fair input. What matters is listening attentively to our opponents, responding to them with facts, not emotion, and with arguments, not with talking points. What matters is never questioning the motives of the other side.”
Makes sense to me.