ON THE LEFT

Capitol File - - BIPARTISAN BANTER - BY JIMMY WIL­LIAMS

Never in a mil­lion years would I have thought a united GOP Congress and pres­i­dent wouldn’t be able to move the ball—any ball—across the fin­ish line. What hap­pened to that “man­date”?

Alas, the GOP cau­cus is deeply di­vided. Congress is one year out from re­elec­tions, but not much is sched­uled for votes ex­cept post of­fice nam­ings.

Maybe the GOP should reach out to Democrats. They vote, too.

Democrats also have to de­cide: Do they try to win Congress back, or do they want to cre­ate jobs and in­fra­struc­ture projects in their dis­tricts? Se­nior staff say they’ll work to­gether if asked. Sadly, the GOP isn’t ask­ing. So Democrats are fo­cused squarely on the Don, and they have the Twit­ter ac­counts to prove it.

Congress’s ap­proval rat­ing is abysmal, and Amer­ica’s crav­ing bet­ter di­a­logue. Let’s see if the GOP and Democrats can get it to­gether long enough to get what ev­ery­one wants: re­sults.

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