Hey, Obamaniacs: Here Are Your Answers

Wait, bipartisanship means we have to listen to Republicans?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2009 12:00 PM CST
In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo, young supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama voice their support for him early on election day in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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(Newser) – If you’re a card-carrying Obama fan, chances are “you’ve been feeling unstimulated” with the news of late, Gail Collins writes in the New York Times. But don’t worry, she has the answers to all your burning questions:

  • How could so many Cabinet nominees have tax problems? “Tax liens are lurking everywhere, like cold germs. No one is immune.”
  • Wasn’t Tom Daschle crucial to passing momentous health care reform?  Considering he never passed anything momentous when he was Senate Majority leader? Probably not.

  • Should I really go campaign for a bill written by moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats? Believe it or not, bipartisanship requires working with the other party.
  • How could Obama pick a conservative like Judd Gregg to run Commerce?! The Commerce Department is “sort of like an old attic where people throw stuff that doesn’t fit anyplace else.” Basically anyone can run it.
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