Sorry Drew, but that is naive thinking. The Democrats view any effort to compromise as capitulation. If the Republicans cave on taxes, they will cave on gun control. The Dems know that all too well, and the Republicans will just take it with barely a whimper.
Oh, they'll cave on gun control. Of this, I have no doubt. It'll only be a matter of how much they'll cave.
The RATs are all cut from the same cloth, of the union-thug, packer/muncher/ tree-hugger, socialist weave. They are a monolithic voting bloc. The democrats can be counted upon to be... "the democrats".
The Republicans are all over the map...RINOS, squishes and TEApublicans.
The Republicans ARE NOT "the Republicans".
You’ve got that right. Republicans cave a little here, a little there and pretty soon the democrats have all they want and need then tell the pubc to take a flying leap.