Comments on: Cooperation isn’t coming to Washington – it’s already arrived Sat, 03 Jan 2015 16:42:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: JL4 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:46:37 +0000 Very accurate, Mr. Kaletsky.

I think the most important sentence in this opinion is, “Having failed to unseat Obama, Republicans were suddenly in a situation where sabotaging the economy was no longer in their interests.”

That is why partisan cooperation seems to be in our future, in my opinion, too. That, and this sentence, “In the House, the minority Democrats can pass important votes, such as a budget compromise, with just 20 votes from moderate Republicans eager to compromise.”

The Obstructionist Republicans have been neutered.

By: MrsCrashSmith Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:51:59 +0000 WHy is it okay for the left to call the right names and call for them to be put in jail? There is enough name calling on both sides. We are all Americans and each entitled to our own views and opinions. What we need to look at is the fact that if we ran our personal budgets the way the Government runs its we would all be in Bankruptcy Court. If it weren’t for all of broken down, worthless angry old geezers, you youngsters wouldn’t have anyone to support your lazy rears. Someone has to pay taxes and it should be each and every one of us. We should all have an equal load and a flat tax would rectify that. We all have the same opportunity to get educated and work lots of long hours to become successful. The younger generation of today thinks that they are “Entitled” to everything that others have worked their whole lives to achieve. Get off your lazy butts and get a job and if you don’t make enough, get another one and if that still is not enough get another one! Put your hand back in your own pocket.

By: rikfre Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:05:44 +0000 Will the Lobbies allow this..?

By: MegaWhy Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:06:21 +0000 Sylvan…you sound so hateful and racist? Is that showing love? Your words ” the angry white GOPher sub-species ought to be in jail, not recognized as a major political party”…just seems so angry. You are so dramatic “attacking the President’s underage daughters” and you manipulate the truth. I really think you have a mental help..seriosly. Oh, a reminder..YOU WON! LOL

By: sylvan Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:53:05 +0000 Though I agree with the positions and underlying reasoning stated here, I find it abhorrent that we calmly speak of the GOP strategy and tactics to wreck the economy as a fair political tract. I will always consider it treason and the angry white GOPher sub-species ought to be in jail, not recognized as a major political party. What does it take for something to be politically untenable anymore? If an unelected group plainly stated they would wreck the economy or undermine the President, then took many active steps to make it happen, wouldn’t they be arrested for sedition? Obviously, attacking the President’s underage daughters is seen as fine by the maniacal rightwing hostage takers, so is there any thing forbidden anymore in politics? Pundits should rightfully point out when political tricks run counter to their Constitutional oath of office, or this tyranny becomes their new norm, until they die off; and that should be the issue on everyone’s tongue, not just that the hostage takers decided to release the hostage until May. What a bunch of broken down, worthless, angry old geezers, the GOP of 2013.

By: PseudoTurtle Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:28:15 +0000 Do you EVER interpret reality properly?

Or is this an early April Fool’s Joke “cooperation isn’t coming to Washington — it’s already arrived”?

The Republicans knew they had an untenable position at year end, so they made a strategic retreat to positions that are more easily defended.

Now is when the real fight for budget reductions will begin, and this time they will stall completely again as they did in 2011.

And this nation will be forced to go into default again, just like in 2011.

They intend to keep doing this forever, if necessary, until they get their way.