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'Compromise' Is Not a Dirty Word

Ric47 Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 12:07 PM
Part 2 : Goldberg is right in theory but misses some important points. First of all, most liberals and conservatives actually agree on the goals for America – freedom and prosperity – but disagree in part about what that freedom and prosperity imply and how to get there. Conservatives, more than liberals, measure prosperity by average prosperity (the mean) while liberals, more than conservatives, measure prosperity by the prosperity of the average person (the median). Since the median is always less than the mean, Conservatives, compared to liberals, value the prosperity of the wealthy more than the poor. But this difference is much smaller than the areas of agreement and the potential for rational compromise should be obvious.
Louie13 Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 1:11 PM
Ric, you say: “most liberals and conservatives actually agree on the goals for America – freedom and prosperity”.

Actually, Ric, you give the Liberal Democrats more credit than they deserve. The Marxists, who control the Democratic Party today, and now also the executive branch and the Senate, are following the Marxist playbook to weaken and corrupt America from within in order to make her easier for Marxist Russia and her Marxist and Muslim allies to conquer. They are trying to kill both freedom and prosperity—they are deliberately trying to destroy America. Theirs is a war against Judeo-Christianity, against private capitalism, and against our Constitution, and it is their goal to destroy them all.

Tacitus X Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 12:51 PM
Wrong. Conservatives understand that without freedom, there will be no prosperity. Conservatives don't value the prosperity of the wealthy more. They believe that each of us is entitled to what we have earned and rightfully own, no more and no less. This applies to rich, poor, and in-between alike. Property rights should be inviolable for all. Study after study has shown that conservatives far surpass liberals when it comes to charitable giving of time, effort, money, and blood. Further, this pattern holds regardless of the income level of the donor.

Compromise has always been a holy word for the Washington establishment. But against the backdrop of ever-increasing anxiety over our fiscal dysfunction, most particularly the next budget showdown, the word has taken on a tone of anger, desperation and even panic.

But in all its usages these days, "compromise" remains a word for bludgeoning Republicans. "Congress isn't just stalemated, it's broken, experts say," proclaims the typical headline, this one in The Miami Herald. And the experts say it's all the Republicans' fault.

"The challenge we have right now is that we have on one side, a party that will brook no...