In a column which really must rank as one of the silliest on “fiscal cliff” negotiations, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank calls on Mitt Romney to delay his retirement so he can help Republicans reach a compromise.
Milbank, like many liberal columnists based in the nation’s capital, seems to think that the problem is really controlling the “Republican backbenchers.” He fails to acknowledge that the president has failed to compromise himself, not having specified significant cuts to the federal budget he’d accept as part of a deal (you know that “balanced” approach which he talked about on the campaign trail).
If Republicans need to compromise on taxes, shouldn’t Democrats compromise on spending?
Milbank does at least recognize that fiscal cliff negotiations have reached an impasse. In calling on Romney to come in and help resolve things, he seem to have acknowledged that Obama has failed to forge a workable compromise.