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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