Wednesday, February 09, 2011


One of the weirdest conceits in DC, for politicians and its pundits, is the idea that there's some grand compromise to be reached on issues that people care deeply about which will take the issue off the table forever so that tipandronnie can go have some drinks after work. Abortion is the most obvious one of these, but it's there for other issues too. Voters care about these issues. The politicians in this Congress are not the same as the politicians in the last Congress. There is no enduring truce on any issue.