Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Compromise Enters Presidential Vocabulary

Obama Signals Compromise on Taxes, Energy.  CBS.

Fresh Off Midterm “Shellacking,” President Takes Responsibility for Voter Frustration, Concedes Agenda Will Have to Change

He did not swallow hard enough on Bush tax cuts or cap and trade.  But to his benefit, he can see the writing on the wall.  Start working across the aisle like he proclaimed in  campaign speeches ad nauseum, or pay the piper at the polls. 

John Boehner, Republican likely to become House Leader, has already started laying down the ground rules. 

Boehner pledged that Republicans will use their new House majority to seek a “smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.” He said he hoped Mr. Obama would join them.

Let’s see how long that takes.

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