One of the twin Presidents from Maine, Susan Collins, in the WaPo:
I don’t know who first described politics as the “art of compromise,” but that maxim, to which I have always subscribed, seems woefully unfashionable today.
It’s a tough time to be a moderate in the U.S. Senate. Sitting down with those on the opposite side of a debate, negotiating in good faith, attempting to reach a solution — such actions are now vilified by the hard-liners on both sides of the aisle. Too few want to achieve real solutions; too many would rather draw sharp distinctions and score political points, even if that means neglecting the problems our country faces.
Putting aside the fact that she has sided with the fringe lunatics running the GOP in almost every single vote the last two years, she’s going to be preaching this moderation stuff until the tea partiers primary her stupid ass in the next election. Good riddance.