While some in Washington herald the beginning of a new bipartisan era after the bills that passed the lame-duck Congress, hardcore conservatives and liberals say not so fast. “All the momentum President Barack Obama picked up at the tail end of the 111th Congress means he'll hit the partisan wall that much harder when the 112th Congress opens, according to liberal and conservative lawmakers who are girding for political warfare in January,” Politico reports
"Nov. 2 wasn't about working with the president," Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, (pictured)
new chairman of the influential and strongly conservative Republican Study Committee, tells the news service. "It's about stopping him."
And Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats, recently warned fellow liberals that Republicans won’t stand for compromise, and neither will he if it means another GOP victory like the tax deal.
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