Amongst all the brou-ha-ha about the phony phiscal cliff, Jay Bookman considers Republican mewling and caterwauling about mean old President Obama is not compromising* enough.
Correct me if I’m wrong — some will try to correct me though I’m right — but didn’t the Republicans start this all-out, scorched-earth permanent war thing? Wasn’t this whole thing their idea in the first place?
And now they beg for compromise?
It was almost exactly two years ago to the day that Speaker John Boehner made it clear that there would be no compromise in Washington. “I am not going to compromise my principles nor will I compromise the will of the American people,” he told Judy Woodruff of “60 Minutes”.
“You’re afraid of the word?” Woodruff asked.
“I reject the word,” the new speaker said.
*Compromise. n, fr the Republican. 1. Do what I want. 2. (there is no “2”).