Post-Partisan

Matt Stoller, in describing a conversation he had with a very convincing Obama volunteer, nails why Obama’s post-partisanship stuff just won’t actually produce a post-partisan presidency.

It was very mature, much more mature than the oodles of emails I’m getting about how Obama is post-partisan and get us through the bickering of the last fifteen years. Which, incidentally, he won’t, because the reason there has been bickering for the past fifteen years is because people disagree about stuff.

There are a lot of good reasons that might contribute to me wanting to vote for Barack Obama. The claim that he’ll somehow transcend partisanship and bring Republicans and Democrats together in Washington to get things done in unprecedented ways is not one of them.

I’m about to go vote. I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for yet.

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