Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mitch Daniels defends truce

On Fox News Sunday, Mitch Daniels once again defended his call for a truce on social issues.

Notice how he puts some burden on the other (Left) side, too.

"A truce, first of all, is only a truce if both sides agree to stop fighting for a little while.

I don't want to have an argument with anybody about this -- it was a suggestion, really, tactically. It starts with the premise that our nation is at mortal risk.

I'd love to learn that I'm wrong about this -- that the debt is not threatening not just our economy, but our entire way of life, our role in the world, maybe even our national security.

Now, if you share that fear, then all I'm saying is we're going to have to unify a lot of Americans. We're going to have to get a lot of people together to make these changes.

You ask me -- tackling these problems that we're talking about [Social Security, Medicare] is supposed to be politically undoable.

Well, if we're going to do the undoable, we're gonna need to gather ourselves together as a nation, and that will, by definition, mean that there'll have to be some folks in that coalition who do disagree about other things."