Re: Once again the wingnuts are showing off the hypocrit credentials.
posted at 10/2/2013 3:02 PM EDT
In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
So, what was that about "dont negotiate with terrorists under duress"? Guess your side blinked.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) offered to open negotiations on tax reform Wednesday if Republicans agree to a clean resolution to reopen the government.
Reid sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pledging to appoint negotiators to a budget conference if House Republicans relent on a six-week funding stopgap.
So let me get this straight. You idiots have been whimpering about how the Dems won't 'negotiate' and when the Dems make an offer you fcvking turds act like you have won some kind of pi55ing contest.
Thanks for showing everyone the exact reason the Dems shouldn't even bother acknowledging the wingnuts.
Geez, I wonder how this will get played in the world of public opinion?
"Dems make an offer to end shutdown, wingnuts say F-U."
And I know you don't have the capacity to understand this now but maybe when you grow up you'll realize that the people who make the first overtures in such a standoff are usually the ones doing it from a position of power which affords them much more leeway.
By-the-by here's how it actually went down:
In one overture, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) offered to engage in wide-ranging budget and policy negotiations with House Republicans, marking the first formal overture from congressional Democrats since parts of the government shut down on Tuesday.
Mr. Reid, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), didn't offer policy concessions. But he said if House Republicans passed a simple short-term measure to reopen the government, Democrats would agree to begin broad negotiations on 2014 spending and other matters such as health care, tax reform and agriculture policy. "There needs to be a path forward to reopen our government and protect our economy. This is a communication to you offering a sensible, reasonable compromise," Mr. Reid said in the letter.
House Republicans quickly dismissed the offer, saying it amounted to Democrats asking Republicans to capitulate without giving anything in return.