Friday, January 22, 2016

Across the aisle: Daschle, Lott at Kennedy Center

As Republicans bash each other and denounce cooperation in Congress former US Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott are taking their tutorial on bipartisanship on the road.

With Harry Reid stepping down as Minority Leader and the possibility that Democrats could retake the Senate why wouldn't Tom Daschle, who retains his seniority if elected, want to reach for the brass ring an unvetted, ethics-negative John Thune can't touch?
Actual governing has ground to a standstill in favor of blood sport. As a consequence, a new silent majority, level-headed Americans who simply want their government to solve problems, now regularly stay home come election time. They surrender their privilege of voting out of a mix of apathy, bitterness and cynicism. It’s far past time to rotate which states go first—or in our opinion, just scrap the staggering and institute a National Primary Day. It’ll eliminate the embarrassing pandering and raise the turnout with one swoop.
Read the rest here.

Sens. Daschle and Lott recently appeared at the National Press Club where they will be unveiling their book, “Crisis Point: Why We Must — and How We Can — Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America.

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