Don’t want to compromise? Then government will never work.

The way to stop gridlock in Congress is to stop electing people who promise to go to Washington and refuse to compromise. Compromise is absolutely essential to our political system. Without it, nothing gets done.

Here’s the problem. A politician promising to go to Washington and reach across the aisle to get things done for the American people never makes it through a primary. We vote people like that down, and then complain about the resulting gridlock.

We get the government we deserve.