Turns out the American public is not all that excited about the new GOP Congress, and it wants them to “compromise”:
While Republicans steamrolled to a big victory in the House and made significant gains in the Senate in last week’s election, there is less enthusiasm this year for the GOP win and its plans for the future than there was for the Democrats’ takeover of Congress in 2006 and the Republican capture of the House in 1994, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted Nov. 4-7. [...]
In a CBS News poll released Thursday, 72 percent said Republicans should be willing to make trade-offs to get things done. Seventy-eight percent said Obama should do the same.
The Pew survey found that 45 percent admired politicians who stick to their positions compared to 42 percent who preferred leaders willing to make compromises, with 13 percent undecided. Republicans favored those who stick to their positions over making compromises by a 55 percent to 33 percent margin, with 12 percent undecided, while Democrats are almost evenly divided on the question.
They want you to compromise. But if you compromise, they’ll think you’re a pussy. Hmm, which one of those sounds more pleasing to Republican politicians? [Politics Daily]