Finally Some Sensible Democrats

If conservatives and Republicans are wondering if there are any sensible Democrats in Congress, then the former will get their answer by reading a 11/28/16 article by The Hill titled “Vulnerable Dems ready to work with Trump”.

Here are three quotes from the article.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.): “My priority is standing up for North Dakota, not party politics. The reason I’m in the U.S. Senate is to work with Republicans and Democrats to get things done.”

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.): “My responsibility to Hoosiers is to support the best ideas, regardless of whether the idea comes from a Republican or Democrat.”

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.): “If it creates jobs, strengthens our economy, and is good for Montana then chances are I’m on board. We can’t just say ‘no’ because the idea comes from the other side of the aisle.”

The three above-mentioned Democrat senators acknowledge a reality that is often dismissed by politicians: No political party has a monopoly on good ideas.

It would be nonsense to reject an idea just because it comes from a member of a particular political party.

An idea needs to be judged according to it contents, not according to who came up with the idea.

U.S. politics would be much more pleasant if members of Congress – both Democrats and Republicans – were to have the attitude expressed by Senators Heitkamp, Donnelly and Tester.

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  • Retired military

    By some STRANGE coincidence all 3 of the above mentioned senators are up for reelection in deep blue states in 2018. But I am sure this has nothing to do with their statements. I am sure it is just a coincidence that David could have found out for himself.

    Also I would like to know that Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz stated that the dems would retake the house in 2014 and 2016, that Hillary would win in 2016 and that I am sure I could find statements from the above mentioned Senators that Hillary would win also but it is all just a big coincidence.

    • jim_m

      With Pelosi in charge in the House and the Islamist and virulently repugnant antisemite Keith Ellison as chair of the DNC these 3 need to do everything possible to separate themselves from the dem establishment. In 2 years time the dems will be known as the party of racialist bigotry and antisemitism so ugly that it will draw ready comparison to 1930’s Germany.

      • Brett Buck

        I would be amazed if Ellison is selected. If he is, then the Democrats are even more out-of-touch that I thought.

        • Retired military

          They put Chuckie Schumer and Pelosi into congressional leadership positions. The only 2 people that have gotten more done for the dems than those 2 is Ballless Boehner and McCucold McConnell.

        • jim_m

          He’s currently running unopposed.

          • Brett Buck

            I have to say, I owe you an apology, because I thought this couldn’t possibly true, but sure enough, he appears to be a shoo-in.

            So let’s review. The Democrats just lost embarrassingly to one of the weakest candidates in recent times – largely because he was *authentic* and came across as a guy who cared about many traditional blue supporters while the opponents made transgender bathrooms and unlimited illegal immigration their platform, at the same time blatantly manipulating their own process to nominate the most corrupt elitist who has ever walked the Earth. So, their sage solution is this cast of characters:

            a radical jihadist supporter/proxy head of the DNC (Ellison)
            a walking skeleton harpie with the IQ of a plantain to be the House minority leader (Pelosi)
            a smarmy East Coast self-promoter who trample his own grandmother to get in front of a camera as Senate minority leader (Schumer)
            a lily-white Nordic type presidential hopeful that faked being an Indian to get preferential treatment (Warren)
            another presidential candidate that is a doddering, barely coherent, unrepentant Marxist that is one step from being the village idiot on Monty Python (Sanders)
            and lurking behind them all is one of the most fundamentally corrupt and unlikable people to ever walk the planet (Granny Cankles)
            and as a capper -they all hold Americans in barely-disguised comtempt

            Sounds like a solution I can live with!

          • jim_m

            I agree with everything you said with the caveat that I think you are being a little hash on plantains.

          • Retired military

            “largely because he was *authentic* ”
            But but Hillary introduced herself to the American public lilke 10 times, especially to the people who didnt know her.

            “a walking skeleton harpie with the IQ of a plantain to be the House minority leader (Pelosi)”

            you left out the blinkie part. You always have to include blinkie when you are talking about Pelosi. That way you dont even have to mention her name.

          • Brett Buck

            Noted for future reference.

            Quite the cast of characters. They have managed to render themselves incapable of parody.

          • jim_m

            I hope that Ellison wins, then we can have the national discussion about the need for a 100% segregated blacks only homeland and how US foreign policy is run by the international Jewish conspiracy.

            At last the left is coming out of the closet as the bigots they really are. If the left weren’t filled with racists and anti-Semites they wouldn’t be promoting this bigot.

          • Brett Buck

            In a way, it’s refreshing, because they’re no longer concerned with obscuring their racist and anti-semite propensities. In the large, of course, they remain toxic race-baiters.

            Ellison’s “separate black homeland” is going to sound exactly as absurd to black people as it does to everyone else. Besides, it’s not even a new idea- Liberia. But I would be fascinating to see what Jewish people think of his rabid antisemitism. It will certainly expose JINOs for what they are.

          • jim_m

            Like most positions held by dems, once the base hears what they intend to do they abandon them in droves. The problem has been that the MSM doesn’t report on the actual positions held by the party, but with public trust of the media at all time lows, people are getting informed by other means.

      • …ready and apt comparison.

    • stan25

      You mean deep red states.

  • Vagabond661

    “Sensible Democrats” – Today’s Oxymoron Phrase.

    • jim_m

      I think that refers to dead democrats.

      • No, those are the “good democrats.”

        • Retired military

          They are good as long as they dont keep on voting after they died.

  • Rdm42

    The prospect of electoral execution in two years has greatly clarified their minds. That is the entire reason they have any reasonableness.

  • Retired military

    Yoko ONO and this crowd need not apply

    Arent you glad they lost the election

    I mean is this
    a. supposed to be art
    b. imitation of sex
    c. crying over the election
    d. Her being jaelous of Huma having sex with Hillary
    e. something else

    • Brett Buck

      E – something else. A seizure, perhaps?

  • jim_m

    Just when you think that there might be some sense in the dem caucus Kirsten Gillibrand comes out in opposition to Gen Mattis and it turns out that it isn’t so much because she believes in civilian control of the military, it’s because she believes in pushing transgender rights in the military.

    Go ahead Kirsten. Make our day.

  • jim_m

    Let’s not say that the left is coming to their senses. They are still allied with our enemies and they remain enemies of our nation.

    “After this terrorist attack I’ve truly learned that the left is more scared of conservatism and Trump and Republicans than they are of ISIS and terrorists,” Mackenzie told Hannity. “Because after this terror attack I haven’t heard anything about, you know, ‘We’re praying for the victims’ or this and that. I’ve heard things about how we need to understand Islam, the vibrant Somali community we have here, how we need to embrace them even though this is the third attack by a Somali in the last year here in Columbus, and all this stuff about, you know, Muslim sensitivity.”

    “That’s all they care about,” she continued, “and they are more scared of the Right and Trump than they are of this terrorist attack that just happened on our campus. It’s sickening to me because I feel like they are gambling with my life in order to reach this multiculturalism lie that they worship in all of my classes — and it’s crazy.”