If Republicans want their political opponents to promise them something, the only promise we should make is this -- the Republican Party won't be rendered completely irrelevant until after the 2014 midterms. Deal?
As discussions swirl around Washington on tax rates, entitlement "reform," and discretionary spending cuts, it seems all too easy to forget that real people will suffer if the wrong decisions are made in the next several weeks.
There's going to be pain all around in whatever deal is struck. Most Americans are going to be directly impacted in one way or another by whatever bargain is made between President Obama and congressional Republicans.
Being a moderate Republican can be very lonely. I supported Mitt Romney for the simple reason that I believed that he would accomplish more than our current president. In truth, there is no real Republican Party today.
Do we do it under a president who cares deeply about the safety net, or kick the can to some future president who may be less committed to the elderly and vulnerable? The fiscal cliff threatens the recovery, but it also presents Democrats an opportunity.
Your prosperity is driven by mine, and vice versa. We do no one any favors when we divide the country into two warring groups at a time when, in reality, our economic troubles have lumped more of us together than at any time in nearly 50 years.
The Republican nominee for president can explain the food-as-entitlement remark away all he wants. But if the Democrats want to seal the deal with America, they'll make sure that small moment of these now-infamous videos hits the airwaves every single day until November 6.