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    Trump Has Done More For Bipartisanship in 8 Days Than Obama Did in 8 Years



    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that President Trump in the last eight days has done more for bipartisanship than former President Obama did during his two terms as commander in chief.

    "This president is negotiating on behalf of the American people, exactly what he was elected to do. The idea that you keep trying to distort this into a bad thing is exactly why this president was elected,” Sanders said in response to a question about the president’s upcoming meeting with Democratic leadership.

    “They were sick and tired of business as usual, they wanted somebody who would break up the status quo, that would bring people from both sides of the table together to have conversation. This president has done more for bipartisanship in the last eight days than Obama did in eight years," Sanders added.

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    When pressed as to whether or not she was basing the bipartisanship comment off of the president’s meetings this week, Sanders said Trump is “committed” to working with members of the Democratic Party.

    "I'm basing that on the fact he's actually willing to sit down with members of the opposite party, something that President Obama rarely did and certainly didn't listen to members of the opposite party," she said.

    “I can't think of a single time where he made a deal with anyone from the opposite side, from beyond the Democrat Party. This president is committed to do that. He hasn't just done it once; he's continuing to do that."

    Trump’s meetings with Democratic lawmakers comes after he shocked Republicans last week by reaching a deal with Democratic leadership to fund the government for three months and raise the debt ceiling. Conservatives had hoped to attach spending reforms to any agreement to raise the debt limit.
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    All true. And yes, it is a good thing.

    Possibly a great thing.

    1964 and the Civil Rights Acts are blessings on this country that we would never have had, without bipartisanship and moderation.

    Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post




    WH: Trump has done more for bipartisanship in 8 days than Obama in 8 years | TheHill

    All true. And yes, it is a good thing.

    Possibly a great thing.

    1964 and the Civil Rights Acts are blessings on this country that we would never have had, without bipartisanship and moderation.

    Your thoughts?
    Sanders is full of BS. But then again anything out of her mouth lately is BS.

    In the ACA bill alone there were over 100 GOP amendments.

    Obama tried to reach across the aisle several times in his first term.
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    funny, this looks a lot like Obama sitting down with both sides in congress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Sanders is full of BS. But then again anything out of her mouth lately is BS.

    In the ACA bill alone there were over 100 GOP amendments.

    Obama tried to reach across the aisle several times in his first term.
    that was an outrageous comment to make. Obama was one of the most productive presidents in history during his first year in office. Trump is only reaching out to Dems because he wants a "win" and Republican's aren't giving him one.
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    First off, its complete nonsense

    Secondly, Obama couldn't get bipartisan support becuase republicans are assholes, they won't work with a dem president, period. NO matter what. Obama tried, even ACA was similar to republican plan of the past and 100s of their amendments added

    Democrats are not obstructionist assholes that refuse to vote on something they may support just because who is president,
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    So, a bit of a fact check here. The Recovery Act, the economic stimulus law that blunted the recession, only passed after Obama accepted the demand from three Senate Republicans to reduce the size of the package by about $100 billion, mostly by paring back spending proposals.

    The Dodd/Frank Wall Street reform bill also squeaked through the Senate with three Republican votes. Obama sealed the deal after making a key concession to newly elected Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown, scrapping an outright ban on commercial banks investing in high risk funds in favor of allowing limited investments — I’m sorry, I’m reading, one more, and in his second term Obama withstood the civil libertarian outcry that followed the Edward Snowden leaks and shaped a bipartisan surveillance reform law.

    Economic stimulus that created millions of jobs and set the nation up for recovery, Wall Street reform to curb the abuses that had been tolerated by the Bush administration, and surveillance reform were all Obama initiatives that attracted Republican support.

    Despite unprecedented Republican opposition and obstruction from his first day, Obama pursued Republican support on multiple issues, often to the exasperation of his strongest supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    That's because republicans are assholes, they won't work with a dem president, period. NO matter what. Obama tried, even ACA was similar to republican plan of the past.

    Democrats are not obstructionist assholes that refuse to vote on something they may support just because who is president
    it's outrageous spin. Trump's own party is in control of congress and yet they can't get anything done. Mostly, because of his lack of leadership. He being a smart politician. That much is true. But, it's not because of a sincere bipartisan effort. It's because he's looking out for himself and he has no problem throwing his own party under the bus to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    it's outrageous spin. Trump's own party is in control of congress and yet they can't get anything done. Mostly, because of his lack of leadership. He being a smart politician. That much is true. But, it's not because of a sincere bipartisan effort. It's because he's looking out for himself and he has no problem throwing his own party under the bus to do it.
    Amazing,but so true! To think it would take a know nothing,Republican President to dump Mitch and Paul out on their ear.

    Schumer and Pelosi having dinner with Trump tonight. Wonder when he will get around to the two leaders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Amazing,but so true! To think it would take a know nothing,Republican President to dump Mitch and Paul out on their ear.

    Schumer and Pelosi having dinner with Trump tonight. Wonder when he will get around to the two leaders?
    yes, and I was among the first who praised Trump for doing so. But, let's not go crazy here. There are two major differences. First, Obama did try to reach bi-partisan consensus. In fact, he was so conciliatory it ended up hurting him politically. Second, and this is key, the Republican's refused to work with him. Whereas, Democrats are clearly willing to work with Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    yes, and I was among the first who praised Trump for doing so. But, let's not go crazy here. There are two major differences. First, Obama did try to reach bi-partisan consensus. In fact, he was so conciliatory it ended up hurting him politically. Second, and this is key, the Republican's refused to work with him. Whereas, Democrats are clearly willing to work with Trump.
    Exactly! I have no idea how long it will last, but for now smart Republicans and Democrats are teaming up.

    I give full credit to Collins,Mukowsky and the old curmudgeon himself, John McCain he saved the ACA. Sherrod Brown returned at midnight from his Mother's funeral to cast the deciding vote on the ACA! I remember that night so well!

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