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Tue Jan 7, 2020, 04:56 PM

 

I think at the next debate that ALL candidates be asked a yes or no question

Will you work with republicans? Every single one and that they get pushed for a yes or no answer.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 04:59 PM

1. That's an easy question who would say no? It's a fool's errand to think they will.

 

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:01 PM

3. It should be an easy question. It also needs to be put out there.

 

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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:00 PM

2. Define 'work with'

 

That's usually the difference.
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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:02 PM

4. You want a bill passed and don't have the votes

 

will you work with republicans?
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Response to GemDigger (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:05 PM

5. "what will you be willing to give up to compromise"? ...would be my subsequent question.

 

Advantage? Principles? Funding?

It will end up being something. I know that compromise is essential to the operation of a multi-party democracy, but we've been doing a lot of compromising, and the Republicans haven't.



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Response to htuttle (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:33 PM

16. You will have to give up something...nature of the beast...it is how things get done...bring back

 

the pork I say...which basically was money spent in states and made wheeling dealing possible.
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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:05 PM

6. The answer is...

 

... yes. That would be my single word answer. However, I don't like all strict yes/no questions. I would also, in my opening statement, say I'm not raising my hand to respond to any questions. When a "raise your hand if..." question came up, I would look down and pay no attention. I want to explain my answer.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:08 PM

7. I agree

 

I hate those kinds of questions. Not all questions have a yes or no answer and its absurd to ask such questions of someone who could be the president of the United States.
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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:15 PM

8. Yes/no questions are rarely productive.

 

What, exactly, does "work with" mean? I wouldn't answer that question without a very precise definition of that term, if that's even possible.
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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:24 PM

9. I hope that we, Democrats, realize that life is not a yes or no answer

 

That there are nuances which, for years, many of us claimed Republicans do not grasp.

If asked any question that is a Yes or No, they should provide this reply.


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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 05:46 PM

10. Not a fair question without knowing

 

if we control both houses of Congress.
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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:16 PM

11. Will any Republicans work with any of them? That's the real question.

 

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:18 PM

13. That isn't my point.

 

If one is getting racked over the coals for saying he would work with them, I want to know where the others stand. Let's level that particular part of this playing field.
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Response to GemDigger (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:27 PM

14. That isn't MY point. And yours isn't a yes or no question because it depends on the other side.

 

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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:18 PM

12. Will the republicans work with a democratic president?

 

The answer is no.
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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:30 PM

15. I haven't met a politician yet that can answer yes or no to any question

 

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Response to GemDigger (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 06:35 PM

17. No one would say no. NT

 

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