Rare Example of Bipartisanship

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  1. Wiseacre
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    I wish we had more members of Congress like these guys:

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    The House intelligence committee used to be one of the meanest snake pits in Congress, a place where members were so busy sniping at each other they failed to provide effective oversight of the intelligence community. It was a model of what was wrong with Washington.

    Amazingly enough, the committee has found its way out of the wilderness under a new chairman and ranking member, Reps. Mike Rogers and C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger. With their leadership, the House has approved intelligence authorization bills by lopsided bipartisan margins the past two fiscal years, after many years when the committee was too divided to pass such legislation.

    "Rogers and Ruppersberger have made bipartisanship work," says Gen. Mike Hayden, a former CIA director who struggled with the old, dysfunctional system. Back then, he recalls, "the committee was just wild -- incredibly contentious and highly politicized. They have worked hard to get it back to business."

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    ... and instructed them to brief members jointly.


    This alone would / should alleviate much of the animosity between the two parties.

    I'm not sure bipartisanship is a necessity for passing legislation any more than strong differing opinions that lead to similar conclusions when the voting will in fact be the same either way - what is best is a well informed public that is able to discern properly the differences to know properly for themselves how the resolution was resolved and if it was in their best interest.
     

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