Friday, June 24, 2011

Capitulation and Compromise are not Synonyms

Limbaugh's latest article is intended to paint a happy alternate universe in which it is Democrats unwillingness to completely cave to Republicans that is causing the problem.
I'll quit accusing Democrats of obstructing spending and entitlement reform when they quit obstructing spending and entitlement reform.
In other words Democrats need to give Republicans whatever they want; that's bipartisan. For the moment Democrats are firm in their assertion that reform needs to include both increasing revenue (i.e. taxes) and spending cuts. They also aren't keen about doing entitlement "reform" in the middle of a crisis. In response to this suggestion of compromise, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor walked out of talks. Basically Cantor seems to require Democrats to surrender completely before he's willing to discus "compromise."

Capitulation and compromise are not synonyms.

1 comment:

Kullervo said...

Agreed. Compromise is an essential feature of representative democracy, for better or worse. I think that losing sight of that is the core of a lot of the problems with our national discourse, and I think the blame is heavily at the feet of demagogues like Limbaugh in the infotainment business who stoke ideological fires to make a buck.