I just wanted to say that I don't think you are against bi-partisan stuff so much as bi-partisan stuff with the current batch loons passing as Republicans. I think that most, who don't vote Republican probably agree with that.
Functional Bi-partisan stuff, however, works! The theory is simple. Two sides sit down and say what they are for and against and then they come up with something they both can live with. This means that neither side gets their way and whatever they are doing is tends to not represent one side or the other. This is, I think, a good thing.
Apologies, I have harped on this one for a very long time!