Originally Posted by penchief
You must be joking. All the best republicans over the past century would have been considered to liberal or too prone to compromise for the current republican party. Today's republican party has a good number of reasonable public servants but they are scared shitless of their right flank so they contribute nothing while the batshit crazy right wing extremists steer the ship.
It's Obama that has to compromise since he doesn't have the power of the purse but wants it. Your party didn't win the House either.
Those Republicans were elected by their constituents to hold the line on spending. Obama wants to spend even more. What he wants is a JOKE. Not all compromise is good.
I agree with Newt on this situation, Obama has never been an executive whereas Clinton was a governor with a conservative legislature. Clinton was used to the give and take of policy making. It was still hard work and contentious with lots of long meetings. Such long meetings have not happened with Obama and it is Obama.