A thing of beauty:
[Tim Geithner's] offer lacks any concessions to Republicans, most notably on the core issue of where to set tax rates for the wealthiest Americans. After two weeks of talks between the White House and aides to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), it seemed to take Republicans by surprise.
What's wrong, boys? It's not as though you have any principled objections to coldcocking, right?
Compromise is either dead, or--and here I'll use that dreadfully idealistic word--it should be. Not permanently, of course, for that way lies contemporary conservatism's madness. But compromise should remain righteously kaput as long as Republicans insist on confusing their ethical bankruptcy with honorable necessity, like mafiosi in church.