Last week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cited the need to use hard and soft politics in governing the city. "We are making hard decisions again and again that allow us to show compassion," the Democrat told a luncheon held by the Atlanta Press Club. "Because you can't help other people if you're broke yourself."
The Republican congressional leadership might consider the use of hard and soft politics.
Currently, they are tagged as playing hard politics (making tough decisions that are not pleasant), while President Obama is practicing soft politics. He wants to overspend today, to be compassionate.