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Democrats in Congress in no hurry to seek compromise

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 30, 2012

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said this week that the Nov. 6 elections “spoke very strongly about the fact that the American people don't want to cut these programs ...” That's an interesting takeaway from an election Obama won by just 2 percent of the popular vote, and that left the House and Senate as they had been — with Republicans in control of the former and Democrats leading the latter.

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said he has detected “a certain cockiness” among Democrats that “is really astounding to me.”

No one will feel very cocky if these talks break down and worst-case economic scenarios are realized. Obama said Wednesday that, “I'll go anywhere and I'll do whatever it takes to get this done.” We'll see if he backs up those words with actions.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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