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GOP Moderates Looking to Compromise with Dems
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:28:17 PM »

 by William Bigelow 21 Oct 2013, 4:55 PM PDT

Buzzfeed reports that there is a silver lining to the government shutdown: while hardliners on both sides were fighting, moderates on both sides had a chance to sneak away and try to find common ground.

Buzzfeed notes that the Future Caucus, which was originated by Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, has been creating proposals for a bipartisan solution when the debt ceiling comes up for discussion again in January.

We’ve got a lot of that going on during [the shutdown] amongst members. In fact, I’ve been part of a number of bipartisan groups talking about, "OK, well, if we give this plan from the Democrat perspective, what don’t you like about it, what do you like about it," and try to find that area that we think we can find agreement. So that’s been a real positive out of all of this, all sides working together.

Schock said of the shutdown, “I would say that the number of people who thought this was a good deal at the beginning is much smaller than the people who think it’s a good deal today.”

He asserted that the GOP should leave the hard-right wing that will not compromise out of the picture, and added:

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said:

I think we need to do more than the budget. The budget is big. But if we’re going to do immigration reform, if we’re going to do any of the other big things that our country needs us to do, then they’re going to have to be bipartisan. So I’m imploring my leadership to find a coalition of the willing that want to pass legislation that can ultimately become law. Simply passing legislation that isn’t going to go anywhere is a bit of a pointless exercise.

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Re: GOP Moderates Looking to Compromise with Dems
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 09:29:28 PM »
Looking for ways to sell out America.
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Re: GOP Moderates Looking to Compromise with Dems
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 09:31:38 PM »
Looking for ways to sell out America.

While lining their pockets!

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Re: GOP Moderates Looking to Compromise with Dems
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 10:00:19 PM »
 "Bipartisan" always means Republicans voting with Democrats.
There is no such thing as a 'bipartisan' deal, when Democrats vote with Republicans. BTW, these guys know this. The Democrats rule and own most of all the media news outlets and these Republicans are just following the power.
The 'news' outlets in America are now so heavily biased it is not even 'news' anymore. It is always agenda driven opinion couched as 'news'.
The Pubs know they are selling themselves and their supporter out, the thing is, they just don't care.
“Stay low, duck and cover, and hope to get through the next election.” is the Republican motto.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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