Really, what is the point of bipartisanship? What is the role of the parties? How has that role changed? Political Science 102 final. Either way, Sen. Alan Lasee (R – De Pere), announcing his retirement, thought bipartisanship was important enough to list in a short summary of his career.
Over the years, I’ve had an opportunity to work with many colleagues and governors,
been in and out of the majority, and proudly served as Senate President. While
Republicans and Democrats may have philosophical differences on a number of
issues, I have many memories of working together in a bipartisan fashion to make this
state an even better place to work, live and raise a family.
However, today the parties are competing in a zero-sum battle, hinged largely on a couple hot-button issues. Voters for one side are much more likely to detest the other. Therefore, why bother hoping that your side can attract the support of some of the bad guys?