Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Compromise Shuffle

Here's, roughly, how it works.

Democrats loudly proclaim their willingness to negotiate and compromise, even after they've already compromised with themselves. The Bush administration loudly proclaims its unwillingness to do so.

Broderesque columnists loudly wail about the fact that both sides are unwilling to sit down over tea and negotiate and compromise.

Republicans sneak in with what they call a "compromise" which, magically, will be exactly what Bush wants, and won't involve actually compromising with the people who run Congress.

Broderesque columnists will loudly praise the non-compromise compromise put forward by the Republican party and the Bush administration.

We've been here many times before.