Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
Twenty years ago, a lobbyist named Grover Norquist got Republicans to sign a no-tax-increase pledge. It included no compromise of any kind when it came to raising taxes. The GOP has stayed true to the pledge for the past 20 years. Finally, there are rumblings within the GOP that might lead to some sort of compromise over taxes.
Last weekend, Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Lindsay Graham said it is time to put country first. Wow, how’s that for a revolutionary thought? Any pledge or idea that leaves no wiggle room is a bad idea. Our country was founded on compromise.
The Democrats have to be willing to give ground on some of their programs and ideas to make it work. Compromise means both sides coming together to do what is best for all.
It is time for our congressmen to worry less about re-election and more about the country as a whole.
Sorry, Grover, but you have had your way far too long. It is time for common sense and the common good to prevail.