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Praising the Hostage Takers: Will Obama Ever Hold the Republicans Accountable?

Truthout - Will Obama ever hold the Republicans accountable for their reckless and destructive actions? No matter how outrageous their demands, he keeps giving them legitimacy, first resisting, then compromising, then praising the result as bipartisanship. He's forgotten the basic lesson of negotiation - you don't hand everything over before you start, particularly to people who have utter contempt for your values and goals. He's also forgotten the importance of fighting for your principles, so people have a reason to support you.

Obama's almost pathological devotion to compromise started early in his presidency.  Read more.

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