Dems know they’re under siege, Here’s How Trump and the GOP Can Stay Ahead of Them [Video]

When it comes to setting the political table, there is no finer politician at it than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He gives us great insight into how to measure the GOP success in accomplishing the Trump agenda. Newt believes in cooperation but not compromise. The power of cooperation will come from the pressure that the Democrats will feel from their constituents. Very great read for insight. Hope all GOP members read this.

As Written By Newt Gingrich for Fox News:

In Washington when people say they want to put an idea “on the table” it’s important to ask on whose table will it be.

All too often Republicans win elections only to lose their negotiations in Washington.

When President George W. Bush came to town he had a history of working with conservative Democrats in Austin as governor. He thought he could do the same in Washington. What he didn’t realize was that there weren’t any conservative Democrats with real power in Washington.

When I was Speaker we made sure that we set the table and defined the agenda. This is how we reformed welfare, achieved the largest capital gains tax cut in history, and balanced four budgets.

After we were elected as the first Republican House majority in 40 years, I announced just three days later that as Speaker I would be “very prepared to cooperate with the Clinton Administration,” but that I was “not prepared to compromise.” Referring to the Contract with America, I said “We’re going to try and pass all 10 items, period…and we’re not going to compromise on that.”

When I was Speaker we made sure that we set the table and defined the agenda. This is how we reformed welfare, achieved the largest capital gains tax cut in history, and balanced four budgets.

A year later, during the budget negotiations, I said again, “We will cooperate with the president to reach an agreement but we will not compromise.”

Standing firm by inviting your opponents to negotiate at your table within your parameters — while refusing to be lured into allowing them to set the terms of the negotiation — is vital if you want real change.

I was reminded of this on Sunday. I was on ABC’s “This Week” with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile as she suggested “there are also other Democrats who are saying, look, put something on the table. Let us work together.”

Democrats understand that their values, their interest groups and their …..

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