“I think it’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers — unless the hostage gets harmed. Then people will question the wisdom of that strategy.” – President Obama, December 7. 2010

Taking hostages. It’s the only thing the President understands. He said so himself today. It’s always been our working theory that the President only responds to those who are willing to stand up to him, while friendship gets you nothing. The President, Senator Reid, HRC and the apologists have three more weeks to get the DADT compromise passed. Because after that, it’s hostage taking time.