One good reason bipartisanship is teh suxx0r
David Broder helps us understand the stakes:
And think ahead to entitlement reform. Democrats will never tackle Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid -- and the taxes to finance them -- unless, as former Wyoming senator Al Simpson used to say, significant numbers of Republicans agree to "link arms and go over the cliff together."
Shorter Broder: "Act like a ruling class, you stupid rulerz!"
NOTE As Molly Bloom points out here, we need a name for Spector, Snowe, and Collins. May I suggest "the Northeastern Weasels"? Since that sounds like an endangered species...