Fairness dictates that I make this complaint of Democratic politicians just as I did of Republican politicians during the previous presidential administration.
I want Democrats to talk to Republicans and I am terribly distressed that they aren’t reaching to the other side of the great divide.
Think back to the term of Donald J. Trump. The Republican president chose to speak only to fellow Rs on Capitol Hill. He allowed the GOP caucus to craft that tax cut bill that favored rich folks. Democrats wanted no part of the deal. The then-POTUS didn’t reach out to them. He stiffed ’em!
That guy is gone. The new president, Joe Biden, has resorted to talking mainly to Democrats on his Build Back Better agenda. Indeed, GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell has made his point clear: Ain’t no way the Republicans are going to support anything that comes from a Democratic president. President Biden figures: What the hell is the point in talking to them?
Well, I believe he should. Just as I believe that his predecessor should have talked to Democrats in search of common ground.
I have spoken of late about “good government.” This is how government ought to work. Compromise is not a four-letter word.