The Sideshow has a pithy reminder sheet to use when they start calling for B-P, and that goes for Bush too.
Congress has changed," Bush said. "Our obligations to the country haven't changed."
Bush in a newspaper opinion piece published Wednesday, the president warned lawmakers:
"If the Congress chooses to pass bills that are simply political statements, they will have chosen stalemate," Bush wrote. "If a different approach is taken, the next two years can be fruitful ones for our nation. We can show the American people that Republicans and Democrats can come together to find ways to help make America a more secure, prosperous and hopeful society."
As noted, this is the question you should ask when republicans spout bi-partisanship: "I must ask this person immediately how Pelosi is supposed to stop the Republicans from being so viciously partisan."
That is the crux of it, because they have given no hint or suggestion, certainly not with the crap coming from Bush's pen =)) that they're changing their ways. So Democrats should do what they need to do, and if the Republicans want to get back into the good graces of the people of this country, then they should get along with the program.
They've had their chance, and they've screwed the pooch beyond all reason. You want to control spending, Bush? Get out of Iraq. Balance the budget? Raise taxes on the rich. See, it's simple,really.