I’m not the kind of person who gets overly excited over political commercials. But rarely have I seen something in a kickass ad (from a mere production standpoint) that so succinctly explains why the GOP has been unable to keep a majority over the last 30 years, beginning with the Reagan Revolution.
The keyword is compromise. Essentially, when GOP leadership has compromised principle to “get something done” it has come back to bite them in the ass every time. This ad from the Ron Paul campaign explains it most eloquently.
Since the ad was produced, Mitch”the Bitch” McConnell has come out with a “compromise” that would give Obama the power to raise the debt ceiling. And John Bo(eh)ner has, despite his previous backbone, indicated that said bullshit plan may be a last ditch move.
Compromise means continuing down the path we’re on. We have the opportunity to do something different. But I suspect our “leaders” will again compromise.