I caught up on some Friday evening and Sunday morning news shows this morning and it struck me, particularly with the president’s looming plan to reduce the deficit beginning with, erm, massive new spending, to you know, enable the (chuckle) ‘cuts’ later:
deficit — spending hikes now, we’ll agree to cuts to come later
immigration — amnesty or some version now, and we’ll agree to secure the border later
energy — take the windmill etc. schemes (and debt) now, we’ll agree to permit the stuff that works later
And on, and on. I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for what I want, today. That’s how they roll. They aren’t serious people. And pointing that out, calling for seriousness, makes you intransigent.