Thursday, January 28, 2021

Bipartisanship Is Dumb

This is hardly a novel observation, but the job of the party in power is to govern and the job of the opposition party is to oppose. That's more clear in a standard parliamentary system than in our weird system, but it isn't less true (or shouldn't be) in our own, especially if one party actually has the trifecta.

Another way to say this is that there's nothing wrong with the obstruction that Minority Mitch engages in, except that our dumb Senate rules allow the minority party to get away with more opposition than they should be able to get away with. The problem is with letting him get away with it, and unnecessarily leaving the rules in place that allow it.