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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:46 PM

How many Republicans in the House and Senate could the Democrats work with?

Not on every issue but on some issues.

I think the Democrats should keep the door open for these folks. They should have another option other than the "Trump Party" option.

It would be good for the country if they could communicate and negotiate with the sane people still in the Republican Party. They do not have to agree with them but it would cost nothing to listen to their side. (There really is no use to try and communicate with the Trump people)

It would be very helpful if they could pass legislation with two or three Republicans supporting it also.

Is that too much to expect?

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Reply How many Republicans in the House and Senate could the Democrats work with? (Original post)
kentuck Apr 16 OP
WhiteTara Apr 16 #1
kentuck Apr 16 #2
old guy Apr 16 #3
TwilightZone Apr 16 #4
doc03 Apr 16 #5
abqtommy Apr 16 #6
Nanjeanne Apr 16 #7

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:54 PM

1. Schumer is pairing dems with

rs to work on legislation. We'll see how that goes.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:59 PM

2. They could re-name post offices in each of their district?

They might vote for that?

Any vote that would get them on board would be progress.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:04 PM

3. None.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:57 PM

4. The same ones who voted to impeach.

Murkowski and Romney are probably the most likely candidates. Collins, possibly.

I've been saying since the election that we should try to get a couple of them onboard for significant legislation, because the significant chunk of the electorate who wants to see some level of bipartisanship would see it as a positive. Purists (and most Republicans) would hate it, but Biden isn't President of the purists and

It would also likely be good for them politically, particularly Murkowski. That, of course, is why some Democrats are so adamantly against any attempts at cooperation. Heaven forbid that an R or two gets some recognition while allowing us to pass meaningful legislation.

Some noted in the Romney/Sinema threads about a minimum wage increase that we should oppose any increase in the minimum wage with bipartisan support simply to stop Romney from getting any credit. I think that's silly and unproductive.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 05:06 PM

5. I guess Zero nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 05:12 PM

6. It's good to have hope but it's always better to have a Plan B.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 05:16 PM

7. My guess is zero. Rs idea of "working" with the other side is proposing

something they want and then taking their marbles and going home and crying that Ds wonít work with them when they donít get exactly what they demand.

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