The Cynical Politics of Compromise


The Cynical Politics of Compromise – Rich Lowry – National Review Online.

It’s easy to pinpoint the moment when Pres. Barack Obama became a tireless advocate of compromise — when he no longer had the power to force whatever he wanted through Congress.

President Obama doesn’t bring much credibility to his new position as the nation’s lecturer in Compromise 101. One of his signature phrases upon taking office was his killer rejoinder to House Minority Whip Eric Cantor in an early White House meeting: “Elections have consequences and, Eric, I won.”

Compromise is not a value to Obama; it is a political bargaining ploy.

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