Sure, it was new. In the undeniably partisan climate of today’s American political scene, still reeling from the divisive tactics of attack ads used during November’s midterm elections, the idea of Democrats and Republicans coming together definitely seemed novel and different.
But was it really?
The launch of No Labels, a bipartisan organization that intends to become a nationwide grassroots movement working to eliminate hyper-partisan vitriol from the national debate, was billed as a time for politicians of all shades of red and blue to come together for a common cause. In the end, the event was a recycled mix of previously-fresh political tactics and a load of dyed-in-the-wool Democrats, with the occasional Republican-turned-independent defector thrown in for good measure.
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