Post Partisan Republicans?


I always read James Joyner over on Outside the Beltway pretty carefully, as he usually makes a lot of sense.  In a recent post, he mentions that he feels there is evidence the Repblicans were acting in an honorable fashion over the stimulus package.  Curious, I asked him his reasoning.  Here is his reply:

The antecedent for “it” was having voted against the Bush stimulus.  That strikes me as pretty strong evidence that it’s not partisan — that is, done to spite a Democratic president — but rather done because they don’t believe in the idea.  That doesn’t mean that there aren’t political calculations going on — there always are, for members of both parties — but it’s not pure obstructionism.


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