Monday, January 26, 2009

Democrats: Govern with Humility

At no other time in my adult life have Democrats controlled the White House and both the U.S. House and the Senate, the former with a massive majority. When Pres. Bush was in office, he enjoyed Republican control of both the House and Senate, and Republicans overplayed their cards, particularly in overstepping in the Terry Schiavo case and in pushing through Iraq War legislation. Democrats should pursue progressive policies but also work with Republicans on key bills. Pres. Obama should include Republicans in foreign and domestic policy talks, and Republican leaders should be seriously consulted on major bills in congress. Democrats must govern with humility and truly not be hyperpartisan, as their predecessors were.


Post a Comment

<< Home