To Sarah Palin, Compromising Is Flip-Flopping


According to Sarah Palin on Good Morning America this morning — yes, realizing that she doesn’t have the best reputation, she’s slowly opening up to media outlets other than Fox News and conservative radio — President Obama “flip-flopped” on the Bush tax cuts, because “he was so adamant about not allowing the tax-cut extensions to take place” for people earning over $200,000 or families earning over $250,000 a year, “and then all of a sudden one day he was fine with it.”

Obama’s position on the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans hasn’t actually changed, though. He still opposes them. But he decided that stopping them wasn’t worth denying 98 percent of America their tax cuts, or millions of out-of-work people thirteen months of unemployment benefits, which would have happened in a stalemate with Republicans. So he signed a bill that included some proposals from the other side that he didn’t agree with. If that’s “flip-flopping,” would President Sarah Palin ever compromise?