The nonprofit “No Labels” is hoping Republicans and Democrats will have bipartisan seating at this year’s State of the Union speech, as they did after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot.
“This year, No Labels is pressing every member of Congress to stop acting like middle school kids at their first dance … and start acting like the grown-ups we elected them to be,” said a press release sent out Thursday.
What exactly did mixed seating accomplish the first time? Nothing. And No Labels acknowledged it in the release. “It was a wonderful gesture. But the next day, things were back to hyper-partisan business as usual.” Still, they’d like Republicans and Democrats to sit together because it would look nice.
Sounds like a goal without a purpose. In the FAQs of the organization’s site it says they don’t push for any one policy, but they want “more common sense.” Who doesn’t? Listed under its accomplishments are “town halls,” “mobilizing” support, and “launching” a new campaign.
Well, it’s the thought that counts. Even if it seems a little thoughtless.