Compromise is a dirty word in Washington. And with an epic "deal" on the table to extend existing tax rates while granting a host of Republican and Democratic holiday wishes, it is pretty much guaranteed nobody's happy in the rank-and-file.
"A moral outrage," is how Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, described the trade-off, griping that tax cuts for the rich would be extended for two years while long-term unemployment aid would be extended for one year.
"Grossly unfair," declared Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt.
While the liberal wing of President Obama's party was howling over his decision to negotiate with Republicans -- likened to "terrorists" by one Democratic senator last week -- conservatives also were grumbling that the president won concessions for Democrats in the process...