Joe Biden worked in the US Senate for decades…
He’s still on good terms with the old time Republicans there who worked WITH Biden in the past…(And rolled Biden and Obama sometimes)
The GOPer’s KNOW that unlike Donald Trump?…
Joe Biden makes deals….
Sometimes good….Sometime better for the Republicans…..
A Democratic majority will have memories of the Trump years slights from Mitch McConnell….
If Democrats get rid of the fillerbuster?
Republicans are gonna be on the outside looking in….Just like Democrats where in 2016-2018….
IT LOOKS LIKE Joe Biden IS GONNA be PRESIDENT come January 20, 2021…..
Some Republicans think THAT might NOT be so bad for them…
Senate Republicans are signaling they are open to cutting deals with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden if he wins the White House in November.
GOP senators — adding the caveat that they are supportive of President Trump — say there is room for agreement with a Biden administration, particularly on areas like trade or immigration, if they hold on to the Senate majority in November.
Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican, noted that typically new administrations get a honeymoon period and a divided government could force compromises.
“There would be opportunities. … The one thing about having a divided government, it forces people to come together and some of the best and biggest accomplishments in our history have been accomplished during a time of divided government,” Thune said.
One GOP senator predicted that a Republican-controlled Senate could be beneficial to Biden because it would give him a buffer from progressives in his party who, if Democrats controlled both chambers, would likely try to drive him to the left.
“So he’s not constantly fighting ‘Why can’t we go one step further?’ on all the stuff they’ll want to do. The best thing that could happen to Joe Biden would be if there was a Republican Senate,” the senator said.
The pledge to work with Biden comes as he’s led Trump in a steady stream of recent polls by an average of 6.2 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics. The battle for the Senate remains a toss-up, according to political handicappers, keeping open the prospect of a divided government in 2021.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he would be willing to try to help Biden cut legislative deals, though he questioned if Democrats, who are expected to keep control of the House, would go along.
“It’s hard to project what the attitudes would be in the House, but I would try to help him,” Graham said….
A little history….
This piece which involved Harry Reid/Mitch McConnell deal that had Joe Biden involved….
Reid does Not remember Biden as being helpful FOR HIM….
But the deal did get done….
….Biden, who served in the Senate from 1973 to 2009, and as vice president from 2009 until 2017, is now locked in his third Democratic primary contest for the presidential nomination. “The reason he has such good relationships with Republicans in the Senate is he never hesitates to put aside the highest priorities of his base in the interests of compromise,” the Republican operative said. “That’s also how you make life difficult in a primary.”…
( Actually if I remember things right?….After a while?…Reid dis-invited President Obama from negotiating with McConnell after a while during the late Obama years…)
We’ll see what Trump tweets on this in the morning……
image….Nev., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden sit together during a ceremony to dedicate the statue of Frederick Douglass in the Emancipation Hall of the United States Visitor Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(Notice McConnell smiling?)