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What they should do:
*Partner with House Republicans and pass an infrastructure bill.
*Make a deal with Trump on immigration.

Why would they do either of those things? Neither is viable.

Any deal that met Democratic priorities on infrastructure would die in the Senate. And there is no deal space with Trump on immigration - despite his signals that he might trade protection for Dreamers for the Wall, it is now apparent that he would demand far more for the Dreamers than the Democrats could ever agree to (and vice versa - the Democrats wouldn't be willing to give much more than the Wall for most of their immigration goals).

McConnell's going to protect his incumbents from taking painful votes - and there is no immigration compromise that the Democrats could pass through the House that isn't going to be painful for some Republicans. Infrastructure is a little less politically fraught, but the GOP just slashed taxes and we're in a growth economy right now - so more stimulatory fiscal policy is going to be a tough, tough sell.

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