Du bon aloi du «�bipartisanisme�»

LONDRES – Il semblerait que le «�bipartisanisme�» ait pris une grande claque à Washington depuis que le Président Barack Obama est arrivé à la Maison Blanche.

Comme la plupart des derniers présidents en date des Etats-Unis, Obama a promis durant sa campagne de travailler avec ses adversaires politiques pour le plus grand bien du pays. Bill Clinton a dit plus ou moins la même chose avant d’être élu. Il a ensuite passé son premier mandat à se battre jusqu’au bout avec la majorité républicaine du Congrès menée par Newt Gingrich, et son second mandat à combattre la destitution.

George W. Bush aussi a dit qu’il tendrait la main à ceux qui n’étaient pas d’accord avec lui. Soutenu par son vice-président Dick Cheney, il est ensuite devenu le président le plus partisan et le plus idéologue des temps modernes.

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