You don't get a middle when the parties (or even one party) is "party first".\n\nThis is what we discovered starting with Gingrich and his party-first approach to the GOP.\n\nWhen that happens either the party in power has enough power to exert total control without compromise (first 2 years of Trump), or the government deadlocks (second 4 years of Obama) going so far as to not due their duty to vote on SCotUS nominees.\n\nThis is one place we disagree. I believe the thing that Gingrich "started" is standing up to a history of liberal stretch. I long said the democrats were smarter negotiators. They started by asking more than they wanted, then compromised to the position they wanted all along. The republicans started with what they really wanted. It meant a gradual but continuous move to the left. But Newt began using the same methods as the left, the left became incensed, and began using dirtier and dirtier tricks. "We'll have to pass it to see what's in it."\n\nSo this debate becomes a chicken or the egg debate. Who started it? Regardless of who started it, to me it looks like the left's tactics have become nothing less than reprehensible. So how do we heal? Again, to me it looks like Trump is quite transparent. He gives credit where credit is due. He fires back when attacked. He doesn't hide his intentions or try to sneak stuff in the back door. All this in spite of the most vigorous attacks and smears from the left that I've ever seen. The left has reached a new low in dirty tricks, yet their best efforts have proven fruitless. Trump now does daily updates on Corona, his approval ratings are rising, and the answer from CNN and MSNBC is to stop carrying his updates. It seems like they're saying if they can't color his comments through their filter, they don't want people to hear what he's saying. America sees it. And your challenge is a guy who clearly belongs in a rocking chair on his front porch. The very definition of what y'all have been saying is wrong with politics.\n\nAs for Corona, I'll give you one thing. The left is masterful at finding a negative spin for anything. So let's try this. Instead of spinning something that has already happened, let's talk about what should happen now. But fair warning... If you say XYZ should be done, and Trump does it, I'll look for an attaboy from you. And if you say it should be done, he doesn't and it turns out badly, I'll say you were right. Deal?