Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Strong Men Don't Compromise

Peggy (her real name) was a Republican who supported Barack Obama in 2008, disillusioned, as she was, "with her beloved W. over Iraq and Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and the disdain for bipartisanship." She pretty much sums up the feelings of a lot of Democrats:
...she thinks Obama has to get "a backbone" if he wants to lure her back to the fold. "He promised us everything, saying he would turn the country around, and he did nothing the first year," Peggy says. "He piddled around when he had 60 votes. He could have pushed through the health care bill but spent months haggling on it because he wanted to bring some Republicans on board. He was trying too hard to compromise when he didn't need the Republicans and they were never going to like him. Any idiot could see that.

"He could have gotten it through while Teddy Kennedy was still alive -- he owed the Kennedys something -- and then the bill was watered down....

Peggy is columnist Maureen Dowd's sister, featured in her column today, "When Peggy Left Barry."


Anonymous said...

If this was Face book I would click the like icon

No Compromise said...

You gullible,so-called progressives (read "socialists") blew an opportunity of a lifetime, simply because you got hoodwinked by an incompetent wimp. In less than seven weeks the government will be back to hopeless gridlock.