Time for Compromise!

You hate to admired the Left’s ability to rationalize disconfirmation. Unlike a religious movement, it has the ability to absorb defeats and turn them into building blocks for future assaults on their enemies. The Romans had a similar quality. Even after Cannae, the Romans were not defeated. The American Left is similar. No amount of evidence will break the spirit of the believers.

Facing a bad night this Tuesday, Joe Biden is already saying the results will force the other side to yield.

Vice President Joe Biden says he expects congressional Republicans to work to “get things done” if they win control of the Senate — and he notes the White House is prepared to give a little.

In an interview with CNN released on Monday, Biden said that while he still expects the Democrats to retain Senate control, he believes a Republican-controlled Senate will move beyond obstructionism.

“[G]oing into 2016, the Republicans have to make a decision whether they’re in control or not in control,” the vice president told Gloria Borger. “Are they going to begin to allow things to happen? Or are they going to continue to be obstructionists? And I think they’re going to choose to get things done.”

It really is amazing to watch. The people could rise up, drag Obama from the White House and hang him from a lamp post and the Left would respond by saying it is proof the mob has to compromise. When the shoe was on the other foot, the Left suggested that the remaining Republicans commit suicide, right after murdering their families. After all, the people had spoke and the Left was the winner.

It is why the GOP will do exactly that, compromise. Many in the GOP admire the tenacity and togetherness of the Left. Time and circumstance keep them on the outside, but they wish they could be in the club. Middlebrow stiffs like John Boehner look at the Left in the same way the shopkeeper looks at the aristocrat. That’s the bait. Obama and Biden will sweet talk Boehner and McConnell into thinking this time they will get invited to the party, right after they sign off on whatever it is the Left wants.

When all hell breaks lose after the grand compromise, the rubes like Boehner will be shocked to find out that their new friends are laughing at them behind their back on the pages of the Washington Post and New York Times. Newt Gingrich was famous for falling into this trap. The pudgy dork with bad hair and the weird name always wanted to hang out with the cool kids. That was his weakness. That and donuts.

4 thoughts on “Time for Compromise!

  1. Although Congress is the first among the three “equal” branches of government, as is clearly indicated by its establishment in the first and longest article of the Constitution, it does no good for the Republicans to control Congress when the presidency is occupied by a man of the opposition party who shows no respect for that founding document, since he can always veto any bill that Congress passes. The Republicans will not be able to accomplish much until their party also occupies the White House, which can only occur by means of a two step strategy: win control of Congress today, and do enough in the next two years to win the Presidential election in 2016. Victory today means nothing without a win in 2016. Victory today is only the first step to saving America from losing its soul. Today is just the semi-finals. 2016 is the finals. Don’t lose sight of that fact.

  2. the left turning defeats into victories reminded me of an eric hoffer quote i’ve always liked: It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.

    the power to reframe experiences to serve arbitrary objectives is what differentiates the political winners from political losers.

  3. Of course the Rs will compromise & “get things done.” If they gain control they can’t just sit back protesting while the D’s take all the blame for growing the gov for all politicians, Lobbyists & the connected crowd. “Thar’s gold in them thar [Bills].”

    ACA pushed DC past Silicon Valley in wealth. Several press reports of the “rivers of $” that will flow to DC through 2022 to “fix” it. Soon after passage a Lobbyist headhunter overwhelmed with positions to fill said “Biden was right, it’s a big f**king deal.”

    Romney said “there are parts I like.” Gingrich was for the individual mandate into 2011. Several R-pols have written & been on TV saying “it’ll be hard to reverse.” Kasich just told AP re Rs repealing ACA: “That’s not gonna happen.” McConnell: “No one thinks a GOP Senate could repeal Obamacare.” Other headlines” “Republicans downplaying ACA repeal.”

    Many in the GOP do admire the Ds but not their tenacity, but rather that they’ve corralled a base of support that lets ’em do what they say, “Grow gov grow. Take all the money from everybody. Business does not create jobs. Share the wealth. It takes a village.. . . grow gov grow!”

    The Rs want similar things, especially the dough, but have to pretend otherwise, lying thru their teeth & eyes. Not that they mind as they are politicians after all, but some of their base is suspicious and like Shakespeare have observed, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

  4. The Democrats ability to stay on message, close ranks, and use their strategic War on Women and Racist! cards to undercut any threat is what gives them a leg up. The Left has come to a place where they actually believe the BS that comes out of their mouths. “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” –Proverbs

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