Democrats Love and Compassion Too Much For DC to Hold

Democrats, always modeling compassion and empathy, are doing their best to melt the ice in Washington using the power of love.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Friday compared the tax-cut fight with Republicans to negotiating with terrorists, while Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri suggested Americans might need to “take up pitchforks" if Congress renews tax breaks for the wealthy.

“Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results?” Menendez said, when asked whether he and other Democrats would compromise with Republicans. “It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists.”