Is there any other world where an idea as dumb as "bipartisanship" even exists? "I root for the Eagles but my values demand I pull for the Cowboys occasionally." "What I crave is a radio station that plays 60% songs I love and 40% songs I hate"— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) February 6, 2022
Bunch did not cite one particular example, of which there are many, but it could apply to this:
In a resolution formally censuring GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the Republican National Committee on Friday described the events surrounding the January 6, 2021 insurrection -- which have been at the center of a House probe -- as "legitimate political discourse."
A copy of the resolution obtained by CNN claimed that the two lawmakers were "participating in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse" from their perches on the House select committee, which has conducted interviews with close to 400 individuals -- from members of former President Donald Trump's inner circle to organizers who helped plan the "Stop the Steal" rally on the morning of January 6.
As Bunch recognizes, there can be no bipartisanship where there is no agreement on what the issues, let alone the facts. And when there is no agreement on basic values, including democracy and the rule of law, bipartisanship for the sake of bipartisanship can mean only surrender to proto-fascism.