Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery–Colton
I haven’t written recently. Writing to you has sometimes seemed fruitless. You reply with a form letter if at all. Still, it is good to hear something from you.
I am delighted that you now claim to be a bipartisan problem solver. Surely that is preferable to the partisan stalwart that we have known till now. I see you are at odds with Speaker Ryan on several issues; I hope that causes you no difficulty.
Bipartisan would surely be an improvement, but do you mean it? One might wonder.
You say you meet with others, listen to their views, and seek common ground. You have also said you listen to your constituents, hear what they say, but never change your mind. Will that be your approach to problem solving?
One problem of the day is health care. I sense that you are frustrated by the apparent failure of ultra-partisan attempts to overthrow Obamacare. Bipartisanship requires not only listening but also compromise. Are you ready to change your mind in a search for common ground? Are you ready to admit that Obamacare does effectively address many important aspects of healthcare, that it is important to the well-being of your constituents? Have you changed your strategy or merely your tactics?
Compromise must entail more than splitting the baby in two. To find an answer to the healthcare dilemma is surely hard. If an answer is found, it should be a good one. I hope you will work toward that end.