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It's a trap.

One of the promises the Republican Party made, if elected, was to end Obamacare, then replace it with a better system.

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Now in office, no matter how hard Sen. Mitch McConnell tries, Sen. Chuck Schumer sees to it that no Democrat goes along. Until now.

Over the weekend, Sen. Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, says that he and the Democrats are willing to, and I use his words "meet in the middle." The media will surely report that this is reasonable. That doesn't sound like a trap but it surely is.

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Media Research Center has people who track media reporting, and can show that something like 90 percent of the coverage on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and others, overwhelmingly favor the Democrat Party. You can check their website for some details.

One might ask, "What's wrong with Republicans working with Democrats and meeting in the middle?"

Every Friday, Peggy Noonan writes on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal. I saved her letter from Sept. 18, 2010.

You can Google it; but here's the short version: To understand how Democrats and Republicans negotiate, you need to picture a yardstick. The yardstick is 36 inches long.

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Democrats start at 36. Republicans, constantly pressured to be reasonable, start at 18 negotiate to 27, then wonder why things keep moving to the left. Her point is that when Republicans negotiate with Democrats, using the yardstick metaphor, Republicans should start at zero, then negotiate to 18, which is the true middle.

Larry Helminiak

Eldersburg

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