"Fragile, Bipartisan" Senate Sellout
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"Fragile, bipartisan" is the phrase that keeps being applied to the Senate Sellout. See Google News for 39 uses of the phrase as of now, and see, for example this May 31, Patrick Cleburne story, where he quotes a Salt Lake City Tribune reporter using it, and this AP story about the failure of the cloture vote:

Immigration Bill in Limbo

Thursday June 7, 2007 By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - A fragile bipartisan compromise that would legalize millions of unlawful immigrants suffered a setback Thursday when it failed a test vote in the Senate, leaving its prospects uncertain.

Let me explain what those two adjectives mean: "fragile" means no-one really wants this bill, and both parties are afraid of being blamed for it.

Bipartisan means this:

"IN AMERICA, WE have a two-party system," a Republican congressional staffer is supposed to have told a visiting group of Russian legislators some years ago.

"There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party."

He added: "Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called—bipartisanship."


Believe me, voters don't want bipartisanship. Bipartisanship amounts to a conspiracy of the politicians against the electorate, well over half of whom are against the Senate Sellout.

If voters wanted to be ruled by politicians who were loyal neither to their party nor their country, John McCain would have been President years ago.

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