A victim of bad timing, Bobby Schilling decided to do an op-ed on the virtues of compromise just days before the entire legislative GOP caucus caved to Obama and the Democrats.
I’m sure the word “compromise” polls well, but when the GOP has to deal with a POTUS and Democrat Party who flat-out refuse to negotiate or compromise, why promote looking like a patsy as a sure-fire winner? Whether we like it or not, Obama will be president until 2016 unless he can figure out a way to extend his term by executive order.
Go to the link for the full op-ed, but here is a sample of Bobby’s out-of-touch “reality”:
“In order to reopen the government and avoid default, were I back in Congress, I would vote for a so-called ‘clean bill’ if the president would compromise….”
This bit of fantasy in view of the fact that Obama has said over and over he WOULD NOT compromise, especially on the carve outs given to his special interests and donors, indicates Schilling is completely detached from reality—which the even-as-we-speak vote in the House and Senate will prove.
Then there was this bit of Schilling drivel:
“As a former congressman, I know both sides need to compromise…” except for the Democrats, who feel no such need, since they put winning above such airy-fairy concepts as “compromise”.
Yes, a Congressman Schilling would be more than happy to bring a knife to a Democrat gunfight.
Who wouldn’t vote for total capitulation in the face of an implacable foe? I’m guessing Schilling thinks Democrats would be happy to vote for a push-over like Schilling rather than a liar and deceiver like Cheri Bustos who voted NOT to fund the government in order to save the “total train-wreck” of Obamacare and acts like it is The Other who is to blame.
Of course, like Obama and all Democrats, Bustos knows the establishment press has her back and will not call her out on her lies.
So she is able to call this a “reckless government shutdown” without acknowledging her part in the recklessness.
A sweet deal, if you can get it, so Schilling is left surrendering to these moral cowards because polling data told him it is a sure vote-getter—or what?