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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 11:33 AM
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Coalition building: the art of bringing opposing groups together
Edited on Sat Oct-27-07 11:33 AM by hedgehog
to work for items they agree on for the common good.


Triangulation: the art of speaking to opposing groups in such a vague manner as to convince each group that you agree with their point of view.


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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 11:35 AM
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1. There is no "coalition building" when it comes to this brand of Rep...
There's only caving on the Democratic side ~ that ain't working for America. What we need is some serious butt-kicking, beginning with impeachment and cutting the war funds.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 12:11 PM
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2. Actually, I was thinking more of bringing various groups together under
the Democratic banner. We agree to disagree on "A" in order to work together on "B".
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 12:17 PM
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3. Oh, well that's great up to a point...
Edited on Sat Oct-27-07 12:18 PM by polichick
As long as we don't compromise so much that we abandon our foundational beliefs, and become Republican Lite.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 12:25 PM
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4. It's not abandoning beliefs at all. It's saying I believe "A+" and you believe
"A-", but we both agree on "B", so we'll table our differences on "A" and work like hell on "B", then get back to "A".

That's as opposed to triagulation where a candidate makes such vague statement that one group hears "A+" and another hears "A-".
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