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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guest Opinion: The Party of NO (compromise) shudders at the thought of ‘working together’

Before my Conservative readers launch an all-out attack on me, please note this is NOT my opinion that I’m sharing with you. It’s a guest opinion. It doesn’t make me a Liberal, or any other party affiliation, for sharing it.

I treat Liberals the same way I treat all politicians; with suspicion. Visit my archives in case you don’t believe me. ALL POLITICIANS and ideologies are fair game (see Page Header). With that in mind, I’d like to hear comments from ALL sides. Let’s stay on issue and see what happens:

From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Ali Weinberg:

The Party of No (Compromise): In his "60 Minutes" interview right before becoming House speaker, John Boehner drew plenty of eyebrows, even from questioner Lesley Stahl, when he wouldn't say the C-word: compromise.

Said Stahl: “But governing means compromising.” Boehner: “It means working together.” Stahl: “It also means compromising.” Boehner: “It means finding common ground… When you say the word ‘compromise’…a lot of Americans look up and go, ‘Uh-oh, they're gonna sell me out.’ And so finding common ground, I think, makes more sense.” Later, Stahl asked, “Why won't you say you're afraid of the word?” Boehner: “I reject the word.” And Boehner isn’t the only Republican leader rejecting it. In the standoff in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) is refusing to negotiate with Democrats and labor (Go here). And in Indiana, a Republican senator known for compromising -- Indiana’s Dick Lugar -- could very well lose his GOP primary next year (Go here).

The C-word has become a four-letter word to the party bases, more so on the GOP side these days. And there is a difference between "common ground" and "compromising," the two words are NOT interchangeable, especially in the eye of the GOP primary voter these days.”

2 comments:

Rose said...

As opposed to the party of "NO-SHOW" - hiding out in out-of-state resorts rather than stay and COMPROMISE.

Dave Stancliff said...

Hi Rose, thanks for stopping by.

You do know the Republicans have used this same tactic numerous times.
You might have forgotten that Abe Lincoln & buddies once jumped out of windows to avoid a vote once too.

Nothing new under the political sun here Rose.

Democrats turn right now.

Do you see why I'm so disgusted with both political parties?