Monday, July 04, 2011

Maybe we need an axe, too?


Steve Benen of The Washington Monthly:
But it’s the “they don’t want compromise” line that really stands out. From McCain’s bizarre perspective, Americans simply want Democrats to accept the Republicans’ unpopular agenda — all of it — and see no need for compromise between the parties.

It’s a reminder about the extent to which the parties are approaching this process very differently. Democrats believe it’s a negotiation, and both sides will make concessions to reach an equitable agreement. Republicans believe it’s a transaction, and Democrats must simply give the GOP what it demands.


mahakal said...

Stop negotiating with terrorists. That's all.

ellroon said...

Good point.