After all, they didn’t elect us because we’re Republicans, but because we’re Democrats, right? If they wanted Republicans, they would’ve elected Republicans, right? Even the Republicans were calling for “change” from the way things have been going; so logically, it was a question of whose “change” the voters wanted, right? And it was ours, not the Republicans’.
By all means, let’s try to bring as many Republican lawmakers on-board as reasonably possible — that could only be better. But if we ourselves end up changing into Republicans, then haven’t we betrayed those who voted us in?
How many Republican members of Congress have become Democrats, literally or figuratively, since they came to power in ’94, huh? Only two or three, right? They didn’t betray their voters, so how can we betray ours?
In any case, hasn’t President-elect Obama shown us we don’t need those rich and corporate campaign donors and lobbyists???