I know that we haven't agreed on every issue thus far, and there are surely times in the future when we will part ways. But I also know that every American who is sitting here tonight loves this country and wants it to succeed. That must be the starting point for every debate we have in the coming months, and where we return after those debates are done. That is the foundation on which the American people expect us to build common ground.
And if we do - if we come together and lift this nation from the depths of this crisis; if we put our people back to work and restart the engine of our prosperity; if we confront without fear the challenges of our time and summon that enduring spirit of an America that does not quit, then someday years from now our children can tell their children that this was the time when we performed, in the words that are carved into this very chamber, "something worthy to be remembered."
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A rather nice way to address the issue in the concluding paragraphs:
Posted by Seth Masket at 2/24/2009 08:12:00 PM
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"As long as you agree with me, I'm willing to work with you. If you are coming at this from a different ideological perspective, you are wrong and need to think differently, like I do, and then we can work together on this."
That's pretty much what bipartisanship always means.
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