Lincoln trampled civil rights more than any other President. So he is quoted with regard to civility in government?
Compromise requires both sides to be acting in good faith for the best interest of the country and it's citizens. Do you really believe that the Reids and Pelosis and Obamas on the left are interested in compromise for the good of the country, or does it make more sense that they use it as a tool to further their socialist/communist agenda by "a little bit this time, a little more next time"? I believe it's the latter.
Wake up people!!
We are fighting a Civil War without blood right now! Such a war was also fought in 1848 to 1860 - then all Hell broke loose! Go back and read about the period.