It is laudable that President Obama believes in compromise. But he is forgetting that while it is appropriate to compromise on what one wants, it is unconscionable to compromise on what is right and what is wrong. You do not accept a little of what is wrong in order to get a little of what is right.
The president’s stated belief is that if everyone is a little unhappy, it must be a good compromise. This may be true when picking the family dog, but when applied to negotiations with Congress this idea of compromise has created a mishmash of …