Here’s an idea: ask the Republicans to compromise on common sense things that benefit the most Americans, and when they refuse, highlight their mule like stupidity in the next elections.
Pointing out that republicans DO NOT want to make things better for all of us is useless, since they and their sycophants are proud of this…
As Rachel Maddow points out: The GQP’s gift was to outright say they have no intention to vote for any of the Democrats bills. The Democrats do not need to bother negotiating with them.
The party of NO only knows no. How do I know, because any word with more than two letters confuses them.
Yep, I do have an idea: Deep six the filibuster. NOW.
Republicans will pop the ballon, and then blame the democrats.
The Democratic majority in Congress is razor thin because of gerrymandering, voter suppression, and dark money.
The ‘idea’ is to pass legislation that is beneficial to the majority of people
Legislation to benefit people is something Republicans* have never considered. They cannot conceptualize such a thing because it might possible benefit some of Those People.
“We want them infected!”
“No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.
(Samuel Longhorne Clemens — aka Mark Twain)
“Let’s make America smaller, and more third-worldly.” seems to be the current right-wing policy.
Do like FDR : Take it to the public, name names, explain how these people are holding up important legislation that could benefit the entire country. Republicans hate publicity.
It’s a balloon, not a camel. Elastic. You’ve got the power, slim, or not. Use it. Make THEM say no. Don’t just not try. How many times did they try to eliminate Obamacare, when they had a majority?
Lisa, you delusional silly, this is not a problem.
You mean like how Trump claimed a mandate in 2016 after his crushing landslide of losing the popular votes by almost 3 million?
“it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25) There is a gate in Jerusalem called the “eye of the needle”, through which a camel could not pass unless it stooped down and had all its baggage first removed.
I like this analogy of donkeys (democrats) thinking they can stubbornly pass their all their baggage without removing their excesses knowing full well their slim majority does not provide such an opening to ruin our children’s futures …“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
Easy! Wait until 2022 when you have a big majority. Those proposals are obviously so popular winning big majorities in the House and Senate will be easy peasy.
Benson is a good shill for the Know & Do Nothing Party!
This comment is about that “slim majority” sign over the door. As we all know, the Democratic majority in the House got hammered in the election. I just recently found out that it’s gotten worse. Since January, 2 members, 1 Rep, 1 Dem, have died. No loss for Democrats there, but…3 members, all Democratic, have resigned. The balance in the House is now 218 to 212. This is getting into scary range. Perhaps you already knew this, but it was unpleasantly new to me.
The Democrats missed their chance to lower middle class taxes (among many other things) during the 111th Congress when they had large majorities in the Senate and House. They are now trying to remedy that error and avoid repeating the mistake of missed opportunities.
Ideas? Ignore slim and pay attention to majority. The chances are you won’t have one after 2022 and it’s not like the Republicans let slim majorities get in their way.
It’s better to run on success rather than trying to appease the unappeasable.
Fix the door.
There is one main issue, the DemocRats don’t have any common sense things to offer!!
Being as that is a trump wall.. just go around the end.
Repubs vow to not support any measures proposed by Dems. 1/3 of Repubs still subscribe to The Big Lie that Herr Gropingfuror had the election stolen. These indicate serious crumbling of the very core of the Republican party. If they choose not to assist in governing the U.S., then go around their intransigence and get bills passed.
Well, after considering the accomplishments of the previous administration (especially in their first two years when their party controlled not only The White House but both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court), I’d have to say that the present administration and Congress has accomplished more in a mere 100 days than Mr. Trump managed in a full four years.
Well, at least Dems have ideas that benefit the most, rather than Repubs with just one idea that benefits the rich, only. And, for now, it is a slim majority, a status we intend to change during the midterms.
To all those of you who are soooo worried about what we are leaving for our children, just what is so great about leaving a legacy of disintegrating structures and degenerated environment? Of inadequate education to survive in the world as it is today? Of a health care system that contributes to both a lack of care for the less wealthy and about 50% of all declared bankruptcies? What a wonderful inheritance to leave…not.
Get rid of the filabuster and show the Republicans how to govern and help the poor and middle class
Ms. Benson: I recommend you take a course on negotiations. If you ask for $10, and you are only offered $1, and you want to compromise, you have to start by reducing the $10 you truly want. If you ask for $100, and are offered $1, you have much more room to get to a final agreement of $10.
This assumes that the offer of $1 may change, which is known to be an incorrect assumption.
Is anybody else shocked at this implicit acceptance that Biden actually won?
It’s actually a good thing that all these expansive/expensive Progressive ideas are being suggested while Dems have such extremely narrow legislative majorities and are therefore unlikely to get everything on their wish lists. The populace get to hear all of the ideas and requests, and get a better chance to decide for ourselves whether the agenda being advocated is really what we want prior to the next election.
Big Lie Republicans said they would do nothing about infrastructure.
Dems are free to work without their negative input and obstruction.
Another zinger that has all the baby key board warriors hurling insults about a cartoon.
I have an idea: Vote all the Republicans out of office. That would be huge step at actually making America great again.
Yeah, yeah, I know, there are too many fools that can’t stop following fools, that is voting for them, but one can hope. Tell you what, if no one captures an actual Sasquatch before the next election vote Democrat only for the next six elections. I’m including the midterms in my count. I’d make it more, but being a reasonable person, I figure after 12 years of Democratic growth no one would want to vote for backwards thinking conservatives ever again.
Is the tunnel America’s rear end that they are about to shove their ideas in?
Speaking of going “Big”; the GOP are definitely doing that with “The BIG Lie” about 2020 election loss. GOP strategy: Go Big on tax cuts for wealthy and corporations; Go Big on subsidies to fossil fuel industry; Go Big on military defense spending; Go very small on any spending that will rebuild infrastructure, help families, help wages, help healthcare, and help rural America. Did I miss anything?
How about our elected to office bums start doing what’s best for this nation as a whole and not for their party.
Lisa’s way of admitting that partisan politics is more important than helping the citizens…
I will concede Lisa, this comic is accurate and potentially insightful. Congratulations on getting one right.
I’d rather see the Dems going big and daring the GOP minority to vote against it. Not to mention getting The John Lewis Voting Rights Act passed by the Senate so we can tell those states passing voter suppression measures to go pound sand. Getting rid of the filibuster and replacing it with a straight up and down vote would help tremendously with that. Obama didn’t push for much in his first term (except for the Affordable Care Act) and ended up losing the majority in both the House and Senate in the 2010 Midterms and the Democrats were in the minority in both houses during the remainder of Obama’s presidency. So, if the Dems want to play the “Go big or go home card”, more power to them.
Why do you ask Lisa? Devoid of any yourself, like your party?
Cute cartoon, Lisa!
Now, if only we could get our legislators to write legislation themselves, with the help of their staff, instead of letting special interests write it for them, and have each item voted on individually instead of packaging everyone’s pet project together into a giant omnibus bill, we might actually get legislation in the public interest, rather than in the special interest.
Then we could do away with nonsense like representatives saying we have to pass it to see what’s in it, as happened with the ACA.
As a legal form of extortion, the insurance ‘industry’ does not need public laws to help them twist the arm of the public.
Present and pass a separate bill for each pet project.
Narrower balloons might fit through the tunnel more easily…