You finally have your bipartisanship Mr. President, now where's the vote?
Sensible Democrats understand that allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire on the job creators (the "wealthy") makes neither good economic sense nor re-election sense.
Hence, even though there is currently a bipartisan majority in both the House and Senate to extend all of the Bush tax cuts, the radicals who control Congress, in concert with the president, aren't going to allow a vote.
Extending the Bush tax cuts wouldn't fare well with Obama and the radicals who unsuccessfully tried to score political points on the issue.
So, even though the Democrats have a supermajority and can pass virtually anything, they don't have the votes to allow some of the Bush tax cuts to expire -- regardless of the relentless media campaign against the "rich" and the "cost" of continuing the tax cuts.
In fact what we have is mass Democratic defection from the tax position of Obama, Pelosi and Reid. Since Obama has been president no major legislation has been passed with bipartisanship. With their huge majorities, Democrats have rammed trillion dollar legislation through as Republicans voted "hell" no and a substantial number of Democrats voted with Republicans.
Now, regarding the Bush tax cuts, we actually have exactly what Obama campaigned on: bipartisanship and working together to get things done. The president, Pelosi and Reid have an opportunity to honor the will of the people and vote in huge bipartisan fashion.
Yet, Mr. Post Partisan is willing to allow all of the Bush tax cuts to expire because in his mind, he needs the "rich" to pay for his record spending spree and insurmountable debt.