“It’s a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate.”

“Increasingly, it is becoming clear that the party is against everything and for nothing.

Nothing on taxes. Nothing on gun control. Nothing on climate change. Nothing on gay marriage. Nothing on immigration reform (or an incremental, piece-by-piece approach, which will result in nothing). It’s a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate. It may be how you disrupt, but it is not how you govern, or how you ever hope to regain a majority.

And so, we have a Republican Party today willing to eliminate any prospect for a decent future for anyone, including itself, if it cannot be a future that is 100 percent in accordance with its core beliefs and principles. That’s not governing. That’s just lobbing hand grenades. If you’re only standing on principle to appear taller, then you appear smaller. And the GOP is shrinking daily before our eyes.”

— Mark McKinnon, former aide to both George W. Bush and John McCain.

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3 thoughts on ““It’s a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate.”

  1. Totally agree and sharing, though I am NOT one to mind the demise of the party of, by, and for the RICH.and private schools… and bedamned everyone else (including their grandchildren!)
    Just additionally this: ..from our local ‘Tell it to ER’ (eg anonymous)
    WHERE DID ALL THE GOODIES GO? Follow the trail of crumbs.
    You may have heard that HOSTESS BAKERY company shut down due to workers demands. But here is how it was split up.
    The Secret Service hired all the Ho-Ho’s, the State Department the Twinkies, our Generals are sleeping with the cupcakes…and the voters sent all the Ding-Dong’s to Congress.

  2. …and then the HUFFPO Piece on the MOST DO NOTHING CONGRESS of era.The 112th Congress has done far less than the 80th Congress (1947-1948), which President Harry Truman infamously dubbed the “Do-Nothing Congress.” Those lawmakers passed 906 bills that became law.

    According to a Huffington Post review of all the bills that hit President Barack Obama’s desk this session, Obama has signed 219 bills passed by the 112th Congress into law. With less than a week to go in the year, there are currently another 20 bills pending presidential action. …e.g. 239 bills
    over 50% of which renamed Post Offices.


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