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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Thanks. I'll probably have to take another DP break, since I'm already up to here with the **** and it's still well over a year away.
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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Sorry BD, I wasn't trying to increase your angst. And we would miss you if you weren't around.
    Thanks. I just feel like - well, I changed my sig to reflect how I'm feeling.

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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    Nowadays, political parties are only interested in beating the other guy. Not doing what's helpful for American. Neither the left's nor the right's extreme views will work on the problems that we encounter today. Yet, both sides still present them... and try to beat the other side over the head with them, vilifying and demonizing.

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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Well ya see, the way most "messaging" works is through uniformity and repetition. So all the talking point nonsense we see here every day is going to be EVERYWHERE, turned up to ELEVEN.

    The demand on the part of the people for a return to compromise may not occur until after the elections for this reason.

    But the Republican candidates are lightening their tone, and Becks off Fox, so there is hope they'll back off to avoid alienating independents.

    Time will tell.
    You do know Beck is making his own TV channel right?
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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    You do know Beck is making his own TV channel right?
    I saw some chatter on New Posts, but I thought it was internet and you have to pay or something. His audience is apparenty elated. But he's no longer on Fox every day so he should be marginalized to some degree.

    Fox got rid of him because was upsetting independents, imho.

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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    I say no. However you got to realize that sometimes a compromise is not a compromise if you are not getting anything in return. Lowering the debt for example requires lots of cuts and a change in spending, you do not do that by raising taxes because the only thing tax increases do is give the government more of an excuse to spend more. If you are opposed to illegal immigration then the one you do not do is cave into amnesty because amnesty is like adding more fuel to the fire seeing how it encourages more illegal immigration. If you are pro-2nd amendment then the last thing you do is cave to any restrictions because restrictions further restrict the right and pave the way for more restrictions. If you are against tax increases then any bill calling for tax increases would not be a compromise.
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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    For the short term, I hope compromise is off the table.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    i truly expect violence in 2012 during election time.
    The way the extreme right wing ideology has taken over the republican party - I fear the same thing.
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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    If things don't get turned around before the year is out, Marie Antoinette will have nothing on "the party of no."

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    Re: Is Compromise a Thing of the Past

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Thanks. I just feel like - well, I changed my sig to reflect how I'm feeling.
    Patrick Sharma needs to stop spreading fear with ridiculous lies. Its fine to say you find it wrong what is happening, its another thing to say either said wants to end the country in its entirety.

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