Article: "John McCain (R-Ariz.), scoffed at Trump working with Democrats."
Folks, this is the same senator who cast the deciding vote to knock down the "slim" health debate THEN GAVE A THUMBS UP TO DIMOCRATS!! This man is way beyond his prime. Time to go far, far away.
Re working with Dims, if that is what it takes and as long as POTUS is mindful of what he's giving away, then go for it. Depending on the Repubs was not working!!
That is exactly what I had to laugh at. McCain now not happy Trump working with Democrats. Laughable after him playing up to the Democrats with casting his deciding vote in their favor.
I am not happy about the fact that it was Schumer and Pelosi he had to work with for several reasons but he must do whatever it takes to get things done. I figure it does depend on what the deals are.
I remember Bill Clinton voting with the Republicans when it helped him and the country. Why do we not look at things that way. I am by no means a fan of Clinton's but this one thing he did right.
This is how government is suppose to operate, cooperation and compromise. It's time for McCain to go! Unfortunately, some believe war-hero status means "you are always right, and should never be questioned". BS. McCain plays that like a fiddle.
For far too long we have had gridlock on both sides. It must seem a normality to those elected, but average voters, voted to see something get accomplished. Both democrats, and republicans, as well as independents voted for Trump, and we want elected officials to work together. Those that don't, should not get re-elected.
Selada, but that said the millenials see the right as archaic, but they have no solutions to fix anything. It's all stuff that just looks good, but steals out of others pockets to project an image. Sort of like how millenials (not all) still live at home because they can't face reality.
So I get it, but it's like a playground that's built in the inner city. Then theres no maintinence - no upkeep, drugs move in and...bingo like 55 other places in Chicago.
The shame of it is you can build it, but if theeresidents don't have part of it, feel the sweat and the honor of accomplishment, then they just stay there and think, someone else will fix it.
Stork, really, I must defend my Trump - Obsessed Hating fellow poster John. Can you really compare him to all that (Well you did..) but does he really compare?
Does he make the quantative quality jump?
Or is he just another one of those annoying people. At least I think he (she or it)'s a person, but that aside...you can give him the importance of a statement or the place of an annoying booger stuck on your finger that you wipe off.
I don't hate! God loves me. Doesn't matter what you and Stork think! I am actually honored to know that I get to you guys to the point you single me out. :-) UH, were you thinking qualitative instead of quantitative? I don't think you guys want me to "multiply" my comments.
@AnoN1BoBbyWobby: There is a pragmatic way of looking at fixing healthcare. Whether you like it or not society bears a very heavy cost for ignoring the plight of sick people who lack the means to purchase comprehensive healthcare. The cost of running Emergency Rooms is enormous, the inconsistent state of health in the worker population is another, and finally the anger of ignored citizens at being caught in this political quagmire has political repercussions that cause deadlock in government.
My solution is to extend basic medicare FOR ALL. It has an extremely low cost infrastructure - of something like 2 percent compared to the HMOs 33.3. percent. The HMOs could then concentrate on luxury addons for those who want expensive drugs, a choice of surgeons and on and on. I believe that the cost of healthcare would plummet and bring us in line with the rest of the developed world. We may have cutting edge medical technology - as do France, Germany, Britain, Spain and even some of the Middle East but access to that is really only for the wealthy in the USA. Additionally we must STOP allowing Big Pharma from operating as a virtual monopoly. That is an enormous part of healthcare - and it is very profitable for them and expensive for us.
Selada, having lived in the UK for six years - the NHS is not the answer - didn't work well at all...then having lived in mainland Europe...the same can be said for the German and Italian systems...
And - where do you draw the line...
Aspirn every day for a neurotic or limitations on what will be treated?
Altogether no perfect system.
And does that mean health care to US citizens? Or everyone? which means their country would be billed?
While I approve of bipartisan government, I had to laugh at those who are thrilled that this has happened, and those who think that Trump is creating a new order in government.
If there is one thing that is consistent about Trump it is that he is absolutely unpredictable in his political calculations (that is if you use a conventional measuring stick) , is absolutely unloyal to his supporters, and exclusively self interested in his personal success. He reverses goals and strategies on the turn of a dime, and drives over anyone - and I do mean ANYONE who is in his way.
Selada, you said "one thing", but then went on to name 3.
I agree with the first thing, he is unpredictable... but not the next two. He IS loyal to his supporters, but more loyal to his country, and he is DEFINATELY not acting in selfish ways.
You most likely misunderstand us (Trump supporters) and therefore assume we feel crossed when he works with the democrats. You are missing the fact that most of his supporters are just as sick of the establishment Republicans as much as we are against the democrats. We want him to succeed in his agenda, and we don't care who he has to use to get us there.
Also, I would argue that he changes strategies out of necessity, because the swamp is a dark murkey place and everywhere he turns, there is a road block in the form of leakers, hateful media, scheming republican lawmakers, and/or democrat sharks out for blood.
@LukeDanielson: I appreciate your civility, and like your sense of detail because I did say more than one thing, and it means you gave me the respect of hearing me out.
There is no doubt that on the facts that are made public you can argue that his position shifts were indeed made of necessity - but we do differ on a couple of rather important ways of looking at his progress.
The first is the idea that he faces a 'hateful media'. If there is one indisputable fact, Donald Trump is highly experienced and skilled at handling media. So why then is he having such a hard time ?
I would suggest it is because governing a nation is not like fighting for ratings on a game show
And secondly, his strategies are so immature (in a political environment) that he really has no idea how to move fom one base to the next except by trial and error. That is where the necessity issue becomes true.
We hear a lot about 'the swamp'. But frankly in my opinion he bathes in it.
Trump actually tops that list of swampers. Just look at the financial benefits he has taken at the expense of the taxpayer to promote his own businesses - the enormous cost of his security (that is forced to pay Trump Holdings even to house its employees on Trump properties). He has doubled membership fees at Mar Lago, and his children travel extensively with Secret Service retinues all over the world doing Trump private business. He sells an array of merchandise with his name on it - NONE of which is made in the USA.
Now if he cleaned all that up you might be able to make an argument that he cares about America. I would suggest that he cares about America no more than managing the goose that lays the golden egg.