Barack Obama
Now the Republicans clamor for compromise?

To the editor: When President Obama was first elected and Democrats also had control of Congress, Republicans were complimented for "standing on principle" when they opposed the economic stimulus and healthcare reform. Now that Republicans have control of Congress, Jonah Goldberg accuses Obama of having an "absurd disconnect" because the president is standing on principle. ("Obama, ignoring realities, sticks to his comfort zone," Op-Ed, Jan. 26) Why are the Democrats the only ones who have to "acknowledge that people who disagree with you have a legitimate point of view"? Why must they compromise when Republicans have refused to do likewise? Bob...