Compromise Looks Like
The deal is done. Barack Obama
decided to compromise.
So, once again, Republicans get
what they want, and can pretend they are mildly unhappy with it.
And if his decision is to set aside
his policy positions in favor of a smoother-running country,
If Obama had an ounce of negotiation in him (Should I bother to finish this sentence?) he could've said,
"I'll give you the two-year tax cuts if you give me gay marriage and Don't ask, Don't tell."
But he has no idea how to deal with Republicans.
Obama needs to lrearn how to be a better president - and damn soon -
or we need to run a fighter against him in the primaries in 2012.