By Gene Lyons, Syndicated columnist
The Picayune Item
Fat lot of good it’s done Barack Obama to pose as The Great Compromiser. The more “Grand Bargains” he’s proposed, the further Republicans have fled in the opposite direction. Is it really possible that Obama mistook the U.S. government for the Harvard Law Review, where his reputation as a fair-minded mediator earned him universal respect?
With yet another round of budgetary hostage-taking and government shutdowns threatened this autumn — throwing Americans out of work and stifling the economy — isn’t it time Obama adjusted to GOP radicalism?
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