Obama inclined to compromise? Really?

October 02, 2011

When The Sun opined in a recent editorial regarding federal budget negotiations that "To be fair, Democrats and President Barack Obama have shown a greater inclination to compromise than Republicans," I could not stop laughing ("Crisis made, averted," Sept. 28).

Surely, this was written tongue in cheek as The Sun doesn't have a clue to the meaning of the word, "fair." This rag masquerading as a newspaper is nothing more than a propaganda mouthpiece for the Democratic Party. In every speech made by Mr. Obama or any Democrat, the Republicans and former President George W. Bush are consistently accused of causing every problem encountered by the administration.

I don't know, but that doesn't sound like a compromising tone to me. In fact, it is quite the opposite. It sounds much more like an invitation to fight and disagree. Realistically, Mr. Obama's idea of compromise is, "my way or the highway." And before anyone responds that the president "compromised" on the Bush tax cuts, I will remind them that it was not a compromise. He simply had no choice.

Gail Householder Marriottsville

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