When Did Compromise Become a Bad Thing?

Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve consistently criticized the Republicans for refusing to compromise or seek common ground with Democrats. Unfortunately, Democrats can be just as hard-headed.

I was disappointed but not surprised to read that Nancy Pelosi and the Progressive Caucus want to discourage President Obama from compromising with House Republicans:

Pelosi will lead Democrats "in pulling on the president's shirttails to make sure that he doesn't move from center-right to far-right," said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., a co-chair of the liberal Progressive Caucus in the House. "We think if he'd done less compromising in the last two years, there's a good chance we'd have had a jobs bill that would have created real jobs, and then we wouldn't even be worrying about having lost elections."
Politicians need to realize that most Americans care less about their political parties or their ideologies than we do results. We need to elect leaders who are willing to work together and find common ground.

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