From an Amazon.com description of a new book by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks
Acrimony and hyperpartisanship?
The American political system has given up on that hallowed "tradition of compromise"?
It's worth noting that on this date 208 years ago a former Vice President of the United States shot and killed a former United States Secretary of the Treasury.
Tell me again about that tradition of compromise?
There is one thing the author of that piece above got right. This:
"The Republicans [at least the Tea Party wing thereof] have become ... ardently opposed to the established social and economic policy regime."
That's a fact.
There's a new economic policy regime in town, fellas. The days of compromising the speed at which the government taxes and spends us into oblivion are gone.
Be happy that our new regime doesn't offer itself to you at the point of a gun.