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Bipartisanship: The Parties Within Government and Agreement

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In today’s political world, bipartisanship has become nothing more than something that comes up once in a while within congress; it is something that people either agree with or don’t. This essay will include what bipartisanship is, how it works, and the good things it has accomplished. Bipartisanship is a political situation, usually in the context of a two-party system, in which opposing political parties find common ground through compromise, in theory. It has been debated among political theorists however that in practice, each party advances their own political agenda at the expense of the other party because of the conflicting ideologies. (Bipartisanship) This can refer to any bill, act, resolution, or other political act when both of the political parties agree about all of many parts of a choice. Bipartisanship tries to find common ground but the question is whether the issues needing common ground are peripheral or central issues. Usually the compromises are called bipartisan if they can reach the desires of both parties from an original version of legislation or other proposal. Bipartisanship has been criticized because it can obscure the differences between parties, making voting for candidates based on policies difficult in a democracy. Additionally, the concept of bipartisanship has been criticized as discouraging agreements between more than two parties this forces voters to side with one of the two largest parties. The lack of bipartisanship in congress will cause something called gridlock. In politics, gridlock or deadlock or political stalemate refers to a situation when there is difficulty of passing laws in a legislature because the voters for and against a proposed law are evenly divided; or in which two legisl... ... middle of paper ... ... parties within government have always and will always have a hard time agreeing on certain things If the parties take a look at both the sides that they are dealing with and vote how they feel is the right way to vote this will stop gridlock and slowdowns that have been happening more frequently in the last twenty-five years, this is more important to have than partisan voting. Works Cited "Bipartisanship." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. Bipartisan Policy Center." Bipartisan Policy Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. " Dinan, Stephen. "‘Bipartisanship’ in Congress: Good or Bad?" Washington Times. The Washington Times, 01 Mar. 2010. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. "Filibuster." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. "Gridlock." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.
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