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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 11:22 AM
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6. America was based on REVOLUTION, not compromise
If there was real compromise, we'd still be a British colony and Boston Harbor would be blockaded only on days that end with "y."
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  -Congratulations. Compromise is now a bad word. Armstead  Jul-31-11 11:17 AM   #0 
  - We did all the "compromising".  Loge23   Jul-31-11 11:20 AM   #1 
  - Among his other 'failures': POTUS now ruins the English language.  CakeGrrl   Jul-31-11 11:20 AM   #2 
  - I realize there is sarcasm there....But he has managed to ruin that one word for many of us  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:25 AM   #9 
  - That's from Du, blame DU not Obama  treestar   Jul-31-11 02:10 PM   #34 
     - Well, you now have Compromise to console you  Armstead   Jul-31-11 03:01 PM   #44 
        - Well so you have capitulation  treestar   Jul-31-11 03:10 PM   #46 
           - In the case of Compromise, DU had nothing to do with it  Armstead   Jul-31-11 03:21 PM   #47 
              - Even Bush might have used that word  treestar   Jul-31-11 03:35 PM   #50 
                 - Tghat's a false dichotomy -- There is also...  Armstead   Jul-31-11 09:58 PM   #59 
  - Let's compromise and say he only ruined half the English language. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-31-11 01:45 PM   #31 
  - Sounds like a deal....We'll set aside debate of Hope and Change for now  Armstead   Jul-31-11 02:11 PM   #35 
  - If we say Obama's only ruined half the English language, we've given republicans EVERYTHING.  boppers   Aug-01-11 07:37 PM   #67 
  - LOL.  treestar   Jul-31-11 02:09 PM   #33 
     - That last sentence is exactly what Democrats do to rationalize failure  Armstead   Jul-31-11 02:13 PM   #38 
        - What failure? Doesn't logic apply to Republicans?  treestar   Jul-31-11 02:16 PM   #41 
           - It is all a matter of degree...  Armstead   Jul-31-11 02:35 PM   #42 
  - Wrong  ProSense   Jul-31-11 11:21 AM   #3 
  - Not true.....as usual yoiu are being myopic  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:26 AM   #10 
  - umm these are all choices the guy makes, he is not a helpless victim in any of this nt  msongs   Jul-31-11 11:29 AM   #14 
  - a historic victory for health insurance companies  HankyDubs   Jul-31-11 06:34 PM   #55 
  - A compromise requires both parties to act in good faith.  Warren Stupidity   Jul-31-11 11:22 AM   #4 
  - That is my point.  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:27 AM   #11 
  - or collusion. nt  awoke_in_2003   Jul-31-11 02:04 PM   #32 
  - +1 This was collusion being sold as compromise. nt  woo me with science   Jul-31-11 11:22 AM   #5 
  - America was based on REVOLUTION, not compromise  derby378   Jul-31-11 11:22 AM   #6 
  - A Revolution based on compromise  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:29 AM   #13 
  - And just look how well compromise worked...  derby378   Jul-31-11 11:43 AM   #25 
     - So if the Southern States would not join in  treestar   Jul-31-11 02:14 PM   #39 
  - So we should have a war over every point?  treestar   Jul-31-11 02:11 PM   #36 
     - We DID have a war - a big, bloody one at that - over slavery  derby378   Aug-01-11 07:26 PM   #65 
  - True, Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-31-11 11:23 AM   #7 
  - This is a compromise.. non-compromise would have been the Ryan Plan..  DCBob   Jul-31-11 11:24 AM   #8 
  - Oh come off it...They are all just shades of the same thing  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:31 AM   #15 
  - you should look at the some of details of CCB and Ryans plan.  DCBob   Jul-31-11 11:33 AM   #17 
     - Perhaps so, which just reinforces my point  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:39 AM   #21 
  - +1  treestar   Jul-31-11 02:12 PM   #37 
  - Bullshit. You need to move outside the beltway and stop kidding yourself.  LaydeeBug   Jul-31-11 07:46 PM   #57 
  - Compromise you!  Swede   Jul-31-11 11:29 AM   #12 
  - Eh you're just a Compromiser....A MotherCompromiser  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:31 AM   #16 
  - Well this horrible "compromise" probably just saved our AAA rating.  DCBob   Jul-31-11 11:35 AM   #18 
  - We could have gotten that done without selling the store  Armstead   Jul-31-11 12:50 PM   #30 
  - This is not Compromise in any way.  Autumn   Jul-31-11 11:36 AM   #19 
  - That's my point....It's like the current definition of "family values" has nothing to do with...  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:41 AM   #22 
  - Compromise is still an awesome word.  jefferson_dem   Jul-31-11 11:38 AM   #20 
  - I agree with that....Which is why the current use makes me angry  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:42 AM   #23 
     - You have every right to be angry.  jefferson_dem   Jul-31-11 12:06 PM   #27 
  - Compromise is best when reached not when sought by one negotiating with  TheKentuckian   Jul-31-11 11:42 AM   #24 
  - Yes, compromise should be a by-product. Not the starting point.  Armstead   Jul-31-11 11:49 AM   #26 
  - No, it was the republicans that made compromise a 4 letter word. How revisionist of you.  Pisces   Jul-31-11 12:10 PM   #28 
  - They did too, but I experct that from them...  Armstead   Jul-31-11 12:47 PM   #29 
     - That is your interpretation. I just don't understand how people think Obama wants to enact the  Pisces   Jul-31-11 02:16 PM   #40 
        - You have a point about comparative particopation  Armstead   Jul-31-11 02:41 PM   #43 
           - Firing up enthusiasm will get you so far, however historically speaking the midterms belong to the  Pisces   Jul-31-11 03:06 PM   #45 
              - In my opinion, the Democrats should have introduced a clean bill daily  Armstead   Jul-31-11 03:25 PM   #48 
  - YOU have made Compromise a code word for Surrender. You choose to ignore what  jenmito   Jul-31-11 03:34 PM   #49 
  - I have to disagree with you, friend  Jack Rabbit   Jul-31-11 04:42 PM   #51 
  - That is not a disagreement  Armstead   Jul-31-11 10:11 PM   #61 
  - Compromise requires honest brokers and the GOP do not negotiate in good faith.  AtomicKitten   Jul-31-11 04:45 PM   #52 
  - And as a consequence these bullshit debt proposals should not be called compromises  Telly Savalas   Jul-31-11 06:24 PM   #53 
     - Compromise would be raising taxes on the wealthy and eliminating oil & gas subsidies. nt  AtomicKitten   Jul-31-11 06:27 PM   #54 
        - Right  Telly Savalas   Jul-31-11 08:50 PM   #58 
  - Hyperbolic fringe rant  RBInMaine   Jul-31-11 06:45 PM   #56 
  - Coming from you I consider that a compliment  Armstead   Jul-31-11 10:02 PM   #60 
  - Yes... Thanks DU  BklnDem75   Jul-31-11 10:18 PM   #62 
  - Actually, compromise is almost always an example of the golden mean fallacy.  bobdawg   Jul-31-11 10:19 PM   #63 
  - You could walk away from the deal.  Ikonoklast   Jul-31-11 11:57 PM   #64 
     - but not so good to you  bobdawg   Aug-01-11 10:13 PM   #68 
  - Evil, eye, beholder, yada yada.  boppers   Aug-01-11 07:35 PM   #66 
     - Oh they didn;t get a balanced budget amendment that would never go anywhere....  Armstead   Aug-02-11 01:18 AM   #69 
        - Sorry, I'm a bit of a stickler for facts.  boppers   Aug-02-11 04:45 AM   #70 
 

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