Tea Party has taken compromise off table

The majority of U.S. voters are moderates. We expect our government leaders in both parties to sit down together to discuss their ideas and proposals for what’s best for the American people.

Compromising has always been what is necessary in order to get the job done. We still expect that.

But the Republican Party of today is not the same as it was at one time. It is now under the thumb of the Tea Party. As with other hate groups, these extremists prey upon the weak, vulnerable and ignorant because these are the people who can be manipulated. The tea partiers will sacrifice any and all who don’t conform. Compromise is not in their vocabulary.

Until the Republicans return to their core values and work for the good of the country, this voter will have to go along with the bumper sticker I saw recently: “Friends don’t let friends vote Republican.”

Cindy Harms

Bayfield