By Jueseppi B.
“That’s right – Compromise.
Sloth, Wrath, Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, Pride – and Compromise.
If you’ve spent your life living it for other people, then getting to a level where you start to say what you want then negotiate down – the level of compromise – might seem like a step up.
Don’t get me wrong, learning to say what you want and stand up for what you believe in is a huge advancement…
…but learning to compromise definitely isn’t.
In fact, in the grand scheme of things, compromise is actually a huge step backwards.”
Of course I strongly disagree with TheArtOfLiving.
“To compromise is to make a deal between different parties where each party gives up part of their demand. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms—often involving variations from an original goal or desire.Extremism is often considered as antonym to compromise, which, depending on context, may be associated with concepts of balance and tolerance. In the negative connotation, compromise may be referred to as capitulation, referring to a “surrender” of objectives, principles, or material, in the process of negotiating an agreement. In human relationships “compromise” is frequently said to be an agreement that no party is happy with, this is because the parties involved often feel that they either gave away too much or that they received too little.”
In international politics, the compromises most often discussed are usually regarded as nefarious deals with dictators, such as Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler. Margalit calls these “rotten compromises.” In democratic politics, compromises are necessary if any progress is to be made. Politicians campaign standing on principle and demonizing their opponents, which is to be expected in a robust democracy. But then they have to be able to adjust their principles and work with their opponents if they are to govern at all. This tension is one of the great challenges of contemporary democracy and has become more difficult in the era of the permanent campaign, as Gutmann and Thompson show. The problem of political compromise in general is an important subject in political ethics.
If you are dead against compromise, you really have no business being in politics in any capacity whatsoever. in fact, being a politician means knowing when diplomacy and compromise should best be used in order to reach common ground.
I have watched the “expert pundits” on TV all day long, sit and do what they do best: Monday Morning Quarterback. I have read the words written by the Reich Wing and the Looney Left bloggers and reporters. I have come to one very clear and vital conclusion that Rev. Al Sharpton hit on when doing his show PoliticsNation: To a man/woman, every person I have talked to about the Tax Relief Extension Bill “compromise”, has said it was exactly the result they wanted. A compromise.
That seems to be the overall desire of just about every average Joe & Jane on the street of America. Stop the fighting between political parties and inside each political party and work together to accomplish forward progress for America. Now if only our elected politician were able to hear what Americans want.
Lefty Loonys & Reich Wingers are upset that their sides didn’t whoop the asses of their opponents to a pulp. Thats not what politics is about. Nobody got everything they wanted last night in this deal. Thats not what this fight was about either.
The racist caucasian politicians on the TeaTardedRepubliCANT side, and you know them by name, were pissed off that Barack. Hussein. Obama. Saved the day once again.
Barack Hussein Obama has a skin tone that is NOT caucasian.
For people like TheArtOfLiving, who think compromise is a bad idea….learn what politics is all about first, then attempt to offer an opinion on politics.
Politics is all about compromise & diplomacy. Don’t think so….then explain to me exactly how President Barack Hussein Obama has accomplished this…….
……………If not by compromising and using diplomacy?
There were no winners or losers Tuesday night.
Well except for the elderly, the unemployed, the middle class, the poor, the average everyday American. Like you & Me.
Compromise & Diplomacy.
President Obama on the “fiscal cliff” agreement
Published on Jan 2, 2013
President Obama on what’s in the “fiscal cliff” agreement and what it means for you. Watch it and share it with friends and family.
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