May 27, 2017

Baldwin Victory Highlights Broader Challenge in D.C.

Tammy Baldwin ran a brilliant campaign, but she now faces the challenges of every other senator: how to get something done.
November 7, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



"If the country is on an unsustainable fiscal path, which it is, and if continued partisan bickering will not solve this problem, which it won't, and if divided government has been re-elected, which it has, then the only choices are calamity or compromise," Robert L. Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group in Washington, D.C., wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

"Solutions will be impossible if both parties retreat to their partisan corners and stubbornly insist that compromise is only something for the other side to do and that any calamity is only the other side's fault. It's long past time to stop such unrealistic nonsense."

We agree . . .