Sen. Phil Berger’s Definition of Bipartisanship and What It Means For the May 1st March and Rally

Remember when Phil Berger kept calling the All Out For May 1st march and rally an action by the far-left and a partisan attack against his party’s “reforms” which he thinks have strengthened public schools?

Apparently, Phil Berger never really clarified his definition of what it was to be “partisan” in those press releases he “released” before the beginning of this month.

Until May 8th.

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It begins with “Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation.”

“Bipartisan.” That what it says.

That bill is Senate Bill 609: K-12 Scholarship Changes. Notice that there are four sponsors: three republican and one democrat.

Below is the voting tally of the bill.

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45 total offered a vote.

27 ayes and 15 noes.

Every republican voted aye.

All of the noes were from democrats.

ONE DEMOCRAT VOTED AYE: Sen. Clark.

One vote in Berger’s eyes made it “bipartisan.” Apparently, it just takes one to change “partisan” to “bipartisan.”

Under Berger’s “logic” and reasoning, one could then deduce having someone from “the other side of the aisle” on board with an action, movement, or initiative would make it “bipartisan.”

Well, then the May 1st march and rally wasn’t a partisan action on behalf of educators and public school advocates because I know of registered republicans who marched  and rallied that day who do not even belong to NCAE.

It was a “bipartisan” effort united by supporting public schools.

At least under Phil Berger’s definition.