I’m tired of the word ‘bipartisan’

Kind of reminds me of “separate but equal” (which is neither separate, nor equal, but that’s another rant.) Bipartisan is kind of like those old (bad) sitcoms where the two housemates, unable to resolve their differences, paint a big white line down the center of the apartment and insist that each other stay on “their side”. (And then spend the rest of the episiode predictably arguing about what belongs on their side, or what the exceptions should be, and so on.)

So I don’t see “bipartisan” as a compliment – how about “non-partisan”, or even better “unified”?

One Response to “I’m tired of the word ‘bipartisan’”

  1. Robert McNally Says:

    The main thing I don’t like about the term is that it quite deliberately ignores third parties and independents.

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