“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Mark Levin who is no big fan of Trump actually said that the God Emperor did the right thing by walking away from the deal. Per Breitbart:
"Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin made the case that President Donald Trump’s reaction to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision not to proceed with the House GOP’s legislative effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was a positive.
Levin called it “actually outstanding” and likened that leadership style to former President Dwight Eisenhower.
I thought the president’s comments today were actually outstanding,” Levin said. “And he showed enormous humility. And this guy doesn’t give up. I mean, he said OK, we’ll fight another day. In essence, he said that events will reach a point where this is going to have to be resolved. And when it reaches that point, I’m. ‘Mark, that’s not leadership.’ But it kind of is, actually. I’m not making a comparison. It is the sort of way that Dwight Eisenhower managed. When things reach a certain point, they’ll be knocking on my door. Then we’ll figure things out.”
The thing is that the art of compromise has been lost. Ike dealt with LBJ as the Senate Majority Leader. There wasn't a bigger prick than LBJ. Nobody more partisan. He makes Schumer look like the putz he was. Still Ike was able to get things through the Congress. Big things. By making deals. By being willing to walk away from the table and letting the deal come to him.
Trump can do the same thing. Trump needs to do the same thing.