On the contrary! If you believe global warming is a hoax, why would you be willing to negotiate about ANY measures to reduce it? If you believe gun control has nothing to do with crime control, why would you be willing to compromise by allowing "some" gun control? If you believe in the value of one man-one woman marriage, why would you be willing to "negotiate" the issue with someone who believes any type of marriage is ok as long as the state allows it? If you believe that government spending is the source of our current economic ills, why would you be willing to "have a conversation" with those who want to push the spending higher without limit? What possible reward will any "compromise" get you?