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Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

dfiscus Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 7:50 AM
It is their definition of compromise that has demonized the House. Because the house do not go in lock step with what the President wanted, the Progressives accused them of not compromising. They actually did their job and each representative voted for the interests of his/her constituents. Compromise means each side giving a little for the greater good, but the President has said in so many words that it's my way or the highway.

During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days.

King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Liberals, conservatives and every other point on the political spectrum used to co-exist fairly easily (with the exception of left-wing anarchists who don’t get along with anyone). But these days détente has given way to anger and open hostility.

Some, not all, people have become less civil to those...