Republicans will best serve the country and themselves if they do what the Democrats didn't do in 2008, and bring the minority party along. Even in repealing the ACA, bring the Democrats along. Better to get 75% of what you want with Democratic support, than 100% of what you want without it.
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- Then you'll lose -- again -- in four to eight years. Then, when they get power, the cycle will repeat.
It's inevitable. You have literally no possible hope of just forcing everyone to agree with you, and they will regain power again. There's no permanent majorities.Nov 10, 2016
- says, As game theory teaches the only way to handled a known bad agent is to adopt tit-for-tat.
Except that the players keep changing, and so does the situation, so in the game theory model, there is no significant known bad agent. Obama is leaving, and while some who remain are bad agents (Reid, for example), most of the players are shifting ... as are their motivations.
You are basically advocating the same old failed politics of the pat at least eighty years
No, I am not. The problem with the GOP previously is that they compromised on principle (or adopted the left's principle). But you can disagree on principle, and not compromise on it, and still work together in many ways.
And again, we already know that what you are advocating has NEVER worked, except in cases where one party could have a long-term majority, such as the Democrats under FDR. And we also know that there's no reason to believe we will have long-term majorities anymore. So your strategy literally cannot work: we know this.Nov 11, 2016
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