25 January 2011

Compromise, capitulation; To-may-to, to-mah-to, really.

As the President prepares to present his state of the union address to Congress, Senate Minority Leader (and noted human/turtle hybrid) Mitch McConnell took the opportunity to remind us what the GOP envisions when they think of "bipartisan compromise" over the next two years.  (Here's a hint: It looks quite a bit like Barack Obama pretending that it was John McCain and not he who was elected back in 2008 and then governing accordingly).
MCCONNELL: If the president is willing to do what I and my members would do anyway, we’re not going to say no and –

ALLEN: But that’s not much of a concession. That’s not bargaining, to just give you what you want.

MCCONNELL: Um, I like to think I’m a pretty good negotiator.

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