Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) says that he’s ready to play the role of General Patton in the Republicans’ war against Obama, with Boehner and Cantor helping. The GOP has devolved into full-blown delusion, and yet Obama seems to want to still play nice and try to compromise. As Mike Papantonio points out on The Ed Show, you can’t compromise with psychopaths.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced