When you're holding a losing hand it's sometimes best to fold and Cole is just reflecting the political reality.
The bottom line: elections have consequences.
The American people are really held hostage to the debt load we're carrying. The folks who should fall into "The Profiles in Courage" category would be those willing to tell the truth and provide ideas on solving the real problem. Everyone will feel some pain in solving the problem.
What really needs to be decided is how to fix the budget and this does nothing in those terms.
And he's not backing down from a rational approach...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...y.html?hpid=z2You don’t consider people’s lives as leverage. I live in a blue-collar neighborhood. I’ve got a retired master sergeant as my next-door neighbor, police officer across the street. These are working folks, they’re great people, and the idea that I would ever use them as leverage is just wrong.
Both sides, I think, need to be a lot more clear-eyed. We’re going to be living in this house together for four years in all likelihood. Let’s get some things done that we can agree on.
Where’s your political courage? It’s pretty easy to vote ‘no’ around here. But we’ve got a divided government. The American people ratified that in this election. They’ve basically told us to work together. Here’s something we both agree on that would be in their interest. Why don’t we do this?
The bottom 2% should be made chattel slaves of government and put to work in mines... it would bring hundreds of billions of dollars to the coffers of government and it is only a minority group so no one should have any problems with it.
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