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Is the "compromise" talk all a crock of garbage?

dru-zod2501

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THis has been mullling over in my head at least since the 2004 election (the election when I think I finally became self-aware, and aware of what happens in Washington and the world)

This is what I have trouble grasping whenever I hear people say we should get over our differences and compromise, "reach across the aisle", whenever possible... On all or most the issues we disagree on, each side appears to feel that if they lose, we risk destroying the very things that make America great & strong. We risk at best becoming a 3rd world hellhole, and worst case, inviting God to come down and wipe us all from the planet. How can we even conceive of a compromise or agreement when the stakes of each issue appears to be our lives and/or our eternal damnation?

This is the language our leaders use daily, and y'know what they say, repeat something enough times, you'll start to believe it yourself... So am I right to look on with a face of :barf: whenever I hear talk of "working together"?
 
I think most people are moderates, problem is in the primaries the extreme parts of both parties are more likely to vote giving us more extreme candidates and the issues they want
 
It's a crock. Especially when both sides use the term "bipartisan" instead of "nonpartisan" when they talk about things they are going to work on together. Those words, they don't mean the same thing, but they act like they think we think they do.
 
In 2010, Democrats voted out moderate Democrats and Republicans voted in crazy Tea Party kooks. It seems the crazies still have the majority....and that means no compromise.
 
In 2010, Democrats voted out moderate Democrats and Republicans voted in crazy Tea Party kooks. It seems the crazies still have the majority....and that means no compromise.

QFT. Close the thread.
 
That's essentially it.

The far extremes of both parties are in charge, and they're not about to work with the other side. But, because they shout the loudest, they get all the air time. And they say all the things that rile up the more vocal and active part of the parties. So they get the votes.

Sometimes I think Congress needs a professional negotiator/mediator for both parties to work through.

Actually, I think it most of the time.

Actually, I think it'll have to be a team of negotiators. A big team. Armed with tasers.
 
You know, I remember a history lesson about a "great compromise".....something about American history...hmmm.....
 

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