Statements about Bipartisanship
Says Alaska Sen. Mark Begich supported President Barack Obama’s economic policies "97 percent of the time."
"Of the 20 bills [Rep. David] Cicilline has sponsored in his three years in office, not a single one has advanced past the embryonic committee stage."
Travis County is "surrounded by red counties."
"61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming."
"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."
In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."
Ken Cuccinelli "tried to shut down" state government.
"I’ve been reducing the number of Democratic" Texas Senate committee "chairs since I came in" as lieutenant governor.
The 2010 DREAM Act failed despite "strong bipartisan support."
Says "I've authored the first bipartisan tax reform bill in a quarter-century."
"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."
Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."
"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recovery."
"Unlike the gridlock in Washington, more than 80 percent of the bills we passed during this General Assembly had bipartisan support."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
"There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan.
Says that in the U.S. House of Representatives "we’ve had bipartisan support for the repeal of Obamacare … for getting rid of cap and trade … for building the Keystone Pipeline."
Says Rush Limbaugh made it clear he’d rather see the country fail than President Barack Obama succeed.
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