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Sun Sep 9, 2018, 03:48 PM

From John K Delaney's Facebook Page

"Better is good. I used to have to tell my young staff this all the time in the White House. Better is good. Thatís the history of progress in this country. Not perfect, better. The civil rights act didnít end racism, but it made things better. Social security didnít eliminate all poverty for seniors, but it made things better for millions of people. Do not let people tell you the fightís not worth it because you wonít get everything that you want."

Obama's speech on Friday was inspirational in many ways but what really stuck out was his defense of principled compromise. We must work together to get things done for the American people, it's the only way to put lasting change into action.


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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 10:51 AM

1. I agree with him, but there's a flip side.

 

A frequent strategic choice is whether to accept a less-than-perfect compromise. I agree with Delaney that automatically rejecting all partial solutions is wrong.

The flip side is that automatically accepting all improvements is also wrong. Sometimes, "you donít get everything that you want" translates as "you're being offered crumbs to get you to shut up, so you should hold out for something better."

The choice about whether to accept a compromise is sometimes a difficult one.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:16 AM

2. Sage advice, but...

the willingness to compromise should recognize that there is no compromise with ideologues. If both sides are not compromising, then one side is capitulating.

Compromising with RW ideology over the last 40 years or so has dragged this country so far to the right that now we're talking about appointing a known RW operative to the SC.

Not much remains for the left to compromise on any more that doesn't risk slipping into a Fascistic abyss that we might not be able to climb out of.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:17 AM

3. K & R. n/t

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