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    Compromise not a dirty word!

    According to Barbara Bush anyway! “I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word,” she said. “It’s not a dirty word.”

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    Honestly, I think that may prove the downfall of the Tea Party in the long run. Barbara Bush is right, compromise is NOT a dirty word (as the Tea Party openly says it is) and is actually necessary to get anything done in government.

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    yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    yup.
    Remember that the next time a Dem steps in front of a microphone and says "We need to pass it to find out whats in it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKinneyTXHusker View Post
    Honestly, I think that may prove the downfall of the Tea Party in the long run. Barbara Bush is right, compromise is NOT a dirty word (as the Tea Party openly says it is) and is actually necessary to get anything done in government.
    Couldn't agree more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornfieldCounty View Post
    Remember that the next time a Dem steps in front of a microphone and says "We need to pass it to find out whats in it".
    Compromise is only good if it's the right doing it silly.

    Or Dems compromising with each other, like in 2008-10. Yeah, that bipartisan train was really humming along then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornfieldCounty View Post
    Remember that the next time a Dem steps in front of a microphone and says "We need to pass it to find out whats in it".
    Yup.

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    Compromise needs to come from both sides. Entitlement reform would be a good starter for Dems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Crawdad View Post
    Yup.

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    I hate the term "compromise" in the political sense. Usually it means taking two partisan/dogmatic solutions and meeting in the middle, however, neither starting positions make any sense!

    To use another buzz word..I would like to see a more pragmatic approach. That is getting down and dirty and actually doing some analysis (without any starting dogmatic views) and coming up with the best solution. There seems to be too little of that from Capital Hill on both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPhoenix View Post
    Compromise needs to come from both sides. Entitlement reform would be a good starter for Dems.
    Agreed! (Uh oh, twice in one thread!)

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    I've always been for entitlement reforms....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPhoenix View Post
    Compromise needs to come from both sides. Entitlement reform would be a good starter for Dems.
    And what would be a good starter for Pubs?
    I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man that had no feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    And what would be a good starter for Pubs?
    Equitable taxation across all economic levels?
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