Dear America —
You know, the healthcare thing that got shot down today because far right Republicans couldn’t agree with moderate Republicans? There is a way to get a better deal than what Obamacare is now.
Bring in the Democrats. Make a deal. No one said Obamacare can’t be better.
There are 192 Dems. You don’t need to convince every one, just thirty or so. On the other hand, there is no compromise from the Freedom Caucus (aka Tea Party), the Republican’s most conservative faction.
Our nation’s history is filled with bipartisan compromise. It’s part of our nation’s strength.
For a few decades I helped negotiate the union contract at Channel 8. It’s a difficult job I’d never want again.
In the end both sides compromise to make a deal they can live with. No one gets exactly what they want, but both sides are invested in the outcome. And it’s tougher to be a dick in a face-to-face negotiation than it is in a press release.