In the VP debate last night, Joe Biden was grotesque. One thing that should have been obvious to everyone, liberal or conservative, is the impossibility to work out negotiations with a jerk acting like that. Bi-partisanship? Next time someone suggests that both parties bear responsibility for not reaching a deal on the fiscal cliff, point to Joe Biden in the debate. A rational, responsible deal requires rational, responsible negotiators. The Democrats just love how Biden behaved. Tells us all we need to know about negotiating in DC.
And note, Biden's bluster is in keeping with Obama's behavior for the last four years. There's been no effort to reach out or to act with even basic courtesy.