Jobs. jobs, jobs and more jobs. Not the retail "work full time and still qualify for government assistance" jobs mind you but the kind of jobs that can support people and families. A government that can work to that end.Point well taken. However, Bush's choice for the pasture had political dimension. Read the article and see if you still think ex-presidents are irrelevant.
[Irrelevant in the discussion not as in ex presidents are irrelevant. How many times did Bush grab a camera and bitch about Obama the last 4 years?. I would say ZERO, and if anything that shows a Character that much of his fellow republicans are lacking]
What's different now than during notable eras of bipartisanship is the huge gulf between the fundamental outlooks of the two parties. But it's more than that. The progressive agenda has advanced from the time of FDR to such a degree that the nation's finances cannot support further advances given the current fiscal climate. But momentum carried the progressive agenda through the AHCA which astounded fiscal conservatives in light of the growing debt. Bipartisanship on it and more similar, but lesser progressive programs, simply hit a brick wall. The only answer for the GOP is to defeat Obama who they perceive stands in the way of getting our fiscal house in order. Obama is for raising taxes to solve the problem; the GOP is for reduced spending. One can argue either way. But if the past is any indication of the future, the revenues from raising taxes will whet the dems appetite to enact more social programs. Enough already.
[ So you are saying that if we were flush with money we can support further progressivism? I do not see that as a qualifier. Any legislation is good or bad on its own. Not lashing out at you but I am sick of the either/or. We need to do both to get our house in order. For God's sake simplify the tax code and bring transparency. We also have to cut costs and everyone is going to have to feel some pain. No sacred cows. Lastly much of our problems stem from the lack of good jobs. We need to get more people getting an income and people paying taxes instead of collecting welfare.]
Too many red herrings to deal with.
[OK, aside from fighting Obama at every turn, name some things McDonnell has done that benefits all Americans.]
Yeah, but here's the deal. If you make a change every so often, you get screwed less.
[LOL "we get screwed less"? Really? That is something to look forward to]
What tools do they need? How will we suffer if they don't get them?
How will we suffer? Do you really have to ask that?