Pete, I have to say my head is spinning here. McCain says lawmakers owe us “bipartisanship” — necessarily meaning you set aside your principles for the supposed greater good of achieving agreement on some action since “inaction is not an option” — doing something is more important than doing the right thing.
Personally, I think that’s an absurd standard. But if it is to be our standard, what’s wrong with pulling back one’s support in a snit over the Speaker’s display of partisanship? Why snipe at people for abandoning principle? Principle is not what it’s about anyway.