“Most often in Washington, “compromise” is a euphemism used by weak leaders to describe their own failure.”
Most of us have worked for feckless bosses at some time or another. These are people who might be fine men or women, but simply don’t have what it takes to be leaders. They fail, they frustrate, and they invariably create more problems than they ever solve.[read_more]
They may be bright enough; they may be capable in some things; they may be charming; or they may be great at public relations.
But, they aren’t leaders.
The 61st, and current Speaker of the House, John Boehner is such a fellow. He is a failed Speaker by any standard, and he has caused much damage to his country and his party.
° He has extended and enabled a President who openly disdains the citizens he swore to defend and protect.
° The Speaker has folded like a cheap suit at every turn of policy, while whining that he could do nothing.
° When called to lead, he has shrunk from his Constitutional oath and duty.
° The last two years should have been a nightmare of confrontation over principle for Barack Obama – instead a reckless and dangerous man has had virtually unchallenged power to “remake” a nation fitting his collectivist radicalism.
Speaker Boehner is simply incompetent. Perhaps worse.
Now the question for the incoming House members, and the eight-member Virginia Republican delegation – including newcomers Barbara Comstock and Dave Brat: will they vote on Tuesday to begin national renewal with a new House team – or more national failure by voting for John Boehner as Speaker?
Virginians and all Americans deserve new Congressional leadership. Leaders who put the interests of the working class citizens above the interests of the Washington potentates.
Republicans need to elect new leaders, preferably with real world experience, who understand that compromise is not a strategy, and is virtually never an effective negotiation tool unless it involves minor differences.
Most often in Washington, “compromise” is a euphemism used by weak leaders to describe their own failure.
Proactive, productive negotiations, particularly with a hostile counterpart like Obama, must be collaborative in nature, where two parties competitively advance their positions, and finally co-operatively seek to find a way forward. Anything less than that is capitulation.
For many of us, the choice seems clear for the incoming Congress; stand up with the working men and women of America and do the right thing, for the right reason.
Here is our Virginia GOP House Delegation: call them, and ask them to be heroes for the Republic.