Compromise is the Name of the Game
This is what has been bothering me, the fact that the art of compromise is being shunted aside. The two party system works when both sides engage in compromise. It is a recognition that both sides have legitimate points but to remain stubborn on those points will crash the system. Hence compromise.
Many Republicans have discarded this concept. Compromise is a dirty word to them. This is the position of Grover Norquist who has strong armed many Republicans to follow this mantra. This is also the very thing Boehner said on Kudlow, that he won't compromise.
I am a "centrist." I believe the extreme right is nuts and the extreme left is nuts. I do, however, acknowledge that there is some validity in the points both extremes make. Hence I would compromise to a certain extent embracing to a degree those extremes.
Without compromise, the system freezes. Mr. Boehner and the Norquist Republicans, before you throw this Country into another recession, stop with the "common ground" baloney and get back to compromising, a concept which this nation was founded upon.