Governors like Walker and McDonnell want to govern by absolute decree.  They do not want to 'negotiate' or 'compromise' (nor does the Republican party nationally it seems by their own words).  Is that not what, in part the definition of what 'governing' is - compromise?

Is this what we want from our leadership?  Is this what we want and expect of our democracy?

repub symbolThe utter arrogance of these governors as well as the members of the state legislature is absolutely disgusting (let alone that of those holding national office).  They have a right to hold a position and voice their opinion but it is clear that they don't believe in compromise and thus in governing - only in implementing their own idea of what they want in terms of policy and legislation.