“This is not a time for compromise, and I can tell you that we will not compromise on our principles.”
The quote comes from Republican House minority leader and would-be speaker John Boehner. He was talking on Sean Hannity’s radio program specifically about right-wing pipe dreams of overturning President Barack Obama’s history-making health-care reform legislation. But his statement encapsulates what has gone so wrong with American politics these days.
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