According to the editors of the New York Times, what the world needs now is a bunch of Republicans firing up the nostalgia machine, wishing they had Bill Clinton back:
In many ways, Republican nostalgia for Mr. Clinton is a brew of selective memory, convenient disregard for the bitter partisan battles that marked his tenure and longing for a time when major bipartisan legislation, like the North American Free Trade Agreement, was possible.
Yes, if only the planets aligned again, the weather cleared, and the appropriate forms of sacrifice were offered up to the gods, then we could once again have a time where major bipartisan legislation was possible. Because bipartisanship is elusive, like a will o’ the wisp –it can’t be brought about by mere human agency, and, as President Obama has shown, it tends to recede when approached. Apparently, it is also followed by impeachment of the leader who brings it about, but let’s not let that unpleasant reality intrude on our 1,000 word thumbsucker.