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USA Today Editor: Dems Must Employ GOP Hardball Tactics to Win

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Monday, 08 January 2018 12:58 PM

The only deals Democrats should accept from Republicans this year "are deals that are big, unmistakable wins for them and their values" — just like the GOP itself does, USA Today commentary editor Jill Lawrence writes.

"There's no need for Democrats to overthink 2018. It's very simple: At every decision point, they should ask themselves WWRD — What Would Republicans Do? — and then do it," Lawrence says in Monday's editions.

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sounding like a born-again believer in compromise, but only out of necessity. His challenges include a tiny 51-49 majority and ominous signs for the upcoming midterm elections.

No wonder he said in welcoming two new Democratic senators last week, 'I look forward to working with them in the months ahead to make bipartisan progress and to find common ground on behalf of the American people.' Where was that man during the Obama administration?"

Lawrence adds, "There's no reason to reward McConnell for his two-term blockade of President Obama, especially when it could help him limit damage to congressional Republicans running this fall."

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The only deals Democrats should accept from Republicans this year "are deals that are big, unmistakable wins for them and their values" - just like the GOP itself does, USA Today commentary editor Jill Lawrence writes.
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