26th February 2012
Chalk another one up to “bipartisanship.” David Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas, spent time in November hanging out with his left-wing friends in Washington D.C. to raise a little scratch for his run for the Senate. One of those friends was Tony Podesta, a major fundraiser for the Democratic Party, who held a fundraiser at his townhouse for Dewhurst.
People like David Dewhurst are the main factor in making Republicans the second-banana party.
He was doing what he always does: reaching across the aisle. He’s not a Washington insider yet, and he’s already a Washington insider. No wonder the Texas press has so often labeled him “bipartisan.”
‘Reaching across the aisle’ means ‘holding out your hand for a payoff’. ‘Bipartisan’ means ‘willing to sell out your side for a big enough payoff’.