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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Biden Says Republicans Will Work Toward Consensus After Trump; Critics Ask if He's Forgotten Obama Presidency Joe Biden's Tuesday remarks that he thought Republicans would work with Democrats toward a consensus after President Donald Trump left office swiftly prompted incredulity, with commentators questioning whether the former vice president had forgotten the GOP's conduct during Barack Obama's tenure.

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"Bloomberg News reporter Sahil Kapur tweeted that "in New Hampshire, Joe Biden predicts that once President Trump is out of office, Republicans will have 'an epiphany' and work with Democrats toward consensus."

The tweet about Biden's comments quickly drew derision. Journalist and activist Shaun King wrote that "Joe Biden is outrageously out of touch." Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith wrote, "Joe Biden is living in Wonderland. That he is asking us to join him there is rather astonishing." Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake tweeted: "Because they paid such a heavy price for obstruction from 2010-2016?"

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-14 10:22 PM | Reply

Bidens quote

"I just think there is a way, and the thing that will fundamentally change things is with Donald Trump out of the White House. Not a joke. You will see an epiphany occur among many of my Republican friends," Biden said.

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-14 11:19 PM | Reply

From another article

The problem with Joe Biden's Republican "epiphany" theory of bipartisanship

In June 2012, Barack Obama made a similar prediction about Republicans embracing bipartisanship after Obama was re-elected:

"I believe that If we're successful in this election, when we're successful in this election, that the fever may break, because there's a tradition in the Republican Party of more common sense than that. My hope, my expectation, is that after the election, now that it turns out that the goal of beating Obama doesn't make much sense because I'm not running again, that we can start getting some cooperation again.
www.vox.com

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-14 11:28 PM | Reply

So long as Mitch ---------- is in the senate Joe is wrong.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-15 07:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Apparently the history of McConnell and Ryan still hasn't registered in Biden's brain.

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-15 09:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Mike Lee, Steve King, Louie Gohmert, Tom Cotton, Keving McCarthy, Devin Nunes, Lyin Ted Cruz, Lil Marco, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, Chris Collins, Lynne Cheney, Rick Scott, etc etc etc all say otherwise Joe.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-15 11:59 AM | Reply

Apparently the history of McConnell and Ryan still hasn't registered in Biden's brain.

There is no compromising with Yertle McConnell, unless Joe has compromising pictures of him with a tortoise.

#7 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-05-15 12:31 PM | Reply

The problem with Biden is he is denying the reality of money in politics. As long as Republicans are for sale they are not going to change one iota.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-15 01:05 PM | Reply

As long as Republicans are for sale they are not going to change one iota.
#8 | POSTED BY DANNI

Quit flashing your partisan panties about. The entire system is for sale.

Clinton and Obama have cashed in, and Biden is another millionaire "lifelong public servant".

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-15 06:00 PM | Reply

"Clinton and Obama have cashed in, and Biden is another millionaire "lifelong public servant"."

Don't forget your boy Bernie Sanders, bro!

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-15 06:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Biden knows how things work in Washington and he's undoubtedly cultivated a number of strong relationships with incumbent Republican Senators over the years.

Don't push too far to the left. Throw a bone in the process via a bit of compromise. Peel off a few Republican votes and enact an agenda that is to the left of what you'd get with Trump. Do it legislatively and it is much harder to undo than the phone/pen stuff. Just ask Obama about that.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-16 10:28 AM | Reply

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