The Failure of Compromise

Bill Scher

In one of Sen. Harry Reid’s first radio addresses after the Democratic victories in November 2006, he said the new majority’s first guiding legislative principle was “bipartisanship”; Democrats “intend to reach out to President Bush and our Republican colleagues in Congress.” The Democrats’ last guiding principle would be “results,” because “it’s time Democrats and Republicans worked together to achieve results.”

Four months into the new Congress, how’s that game plan working out?

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