'The president needs to get this done.’
At a certain point they need to do their job.'"
For many years people have demanded,"Congress should just do its job!" Often they mean "Why don't you partisan hacks just sit your butts down and compromise?" That's a legislator's job, isn't it? It's time to recall that a significant portion of the present 112th Congress was elected to do just the opposite, particularly the Tea Party freshmen. So why now do so many voters, beltway pundits - and members of congress themselves - believe the primary "job" of Congress is to compromise, canoodle, and concur? Well, frankly, that's a false belief. Even without the present debt ceiling controversy, in most truly important matters the real "job" of Congress is generally to not compromise; rather, it's to embrace partisanship like a five year-old squeezes her favorite stuffed bear. Remember too, another strong belief among us is "Elections have consequences!", and it's here that Tea Party high-handedness is best understood. In fact, . . . Please click "Read More" . . .