So the president has negotiated before, and he can do so now. In 2011, Oregon's Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden and I offered ideas to reform Medicare. We had different perspectives, but we also had mutual trust. Neither of us had to betray his principles; all we had to do was put prudence ahead of pride.
There's your good buddy using you to help him try to destroy the country, just like he did when you "helped" him with his plan to destroy the social safety net. Stop falling for this shit, gawdammit!