The list is long for elected leaders in 2022


Jan. 2—At the top of the New Year’s resolution list for elected leaders should be a goal to be more bipartisan and get things done. Period.

Republican. Democrat. Your examples of partisanship are glaring in case you hadn’t noticed or heard. These pages have taken issue with both sides, but we can find more examples among Republicans, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell getting the disruptor of the year award.

And then there’s House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who even went against his own in a kind of double-Dutch partisan attack on Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for doing the right thing in helping investigate the Jan. 6 attempted coup.

Other Republicans have buried the needle on partisanship, with Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene advocating red and blue states in the U.S. get “divorced,” Rep. Lauren Boebert calling a Democratic colleague a terrorist…

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