Liz Cheney Pledges to Stamp Out the Last Remnants of Compromise in Congress

There is a faint hope that politicians will compromise on some things after several years of do-nothing Congresses, but Liz Cheney wants that to put an end to that right now. Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is running for Senate in Wyoming against a fellow Republican, Sen. Mike Enzi, and her platform is that she wants to do more nothing. "In my view, obstructing President Obama's policies and his agenda isn't actually obstruction; it's patriotism," Cheney said at a press conference on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. She also said, "We've got to stand and fight, and we have to defend what we believe in. We have to not be afraid of being called obstructionists."

Cheney's pro-obstruction platform comes just as The New York Times' Jonathan Weisman reports some real compromises are actually happening in Congress. The Senate passed a bipartisanimmigration bill last month. This week, senators reached a deal to end filibustering Obama's cabinet nominees. And the group No Labels, formed in 2010 (and subsequently mocked in a bipartisanfashion) will reveal a bunch of legislative proposals with bipartisan support. Eighty-one members of Congress are involved in the No Labels effort. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told the Times a bipartisan group is forming to stop the second year of the sequester. You remember the sequester, right? It was supposed to be so horrible it would force the parties to work together to compromise. It didn't work.

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