If there was anything more amusing than Lindsey Graham’s hissy fit on the floor of the Senate last week, I didn’t see it…until today.  Here he is on This Week:

If I may say, if this is going to be bipartisanship, the country’s screwed. I know bipartisanship when I see it. I participated in it. I’ve gone back home and gotten primary opponents because I wanted to be bipartisan. There’s nothing about this process that’s been bipartisan. This is not change we can believe in. You rammed it through the House. You started out with the idea we won, we write the bill. The markup, Chuck, in the Senate took an hour and 40 minutes. What’s the AMT got to do with creating jobs? I don’t care… 

The AMT was put in the stimulus bill at the insistance of Republican Chuck Grassley (who voted against the bill), and it stayed in because President Collins, President Snowe and President Specter demanded it.  If Graham wants to demonstrate how "bipartisansh" works by taking on the members of his own party, he can start right there.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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