Posts tagged "compromise"

The GOP "Establishment" bogeyman

Like the bogeyman hiding under a child’s bed, the Republican “establishment” is supposed to scare everyone, but it never seems to actually appear. See, like the bogeyman is used to frighten kids into good behavior, the accusations about the fearful Republican “establishment” is supposed to terrify voters into supporting “outsiders” like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz... Read more »

Illinois Legislature not the best place to learn how to compromise

Or for learning wisdom. President Barack Obama is meeting today with Congressional leaders, hoping to figure out a way to move forward with the nation’s business. Compromise  and swallowing your pride will be required. So, while most of those he’s having lunch with are experienced hands at lawmaking, of which compromise is an integral part,... Read more »

Zorn and Byrne at it again

This is the latest in a series of dialogues conducted between Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn (from the left) and Dennis Byrne (from the right). Problem is, left and right isn’t all that clear cut. This exchange and comments also can be found posted on Zorn’s blog, Change of Subject.   The art of political... Read more »
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Are the Dems really that clueless about health care?

WASHINGTON– The last time I heard Newt Gingrich predict that Republicanswould take over Congress was 16 years ago when he was pushing his “Contract with America.” I said he was crazy then, but he turned out to be right. Now, he’s predicting that Republicans this year will take over Congress again–the House and the Senate — and not... Read more »

Why not 500 percent?

President Barack Obama has unveiled his idea of a “compromise” health bill, but what it does, according to the Wall Street Journal, is combine the worst of the bills that were past separately by the House and Senate. One of its worst features is designed to impress us with its compassion, when it, in fact,... Read more »
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