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updated: Jan 05, 2013, 1:00 PM

Are you proud of our politicians' hesitance to compromise or do you think their stubbornness will be our demise?

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 COMMENT 360508 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-05 01:33 PM

503... poetry is mostly allegory but it's rarely self evident on the first reading. It helps to drop any preconceived notions you bring to it.... which is usually the point of the exercise.

Demise..... unless you're on the "might is right" camp.


 COMMENT 360512P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-05 01:56 PM

08, I'd think I am at least entitled to conceive notions about the content of these posts from their TITLE, but such is never the case.


 COMMENT 360527 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-05 03:32 PM

512... well if you're entitled to hang on to them I guess it's less likely you'd be very successful in the exercise. Just sayin'. It's okay though ... poetry is not for the faint of heart; not everyone is going to get it or like it, or even appreciate what the artist is trying to say, especially if it challenges your beliefs or comfort zones.... not for the faint of heart.


 STRAY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-05 04:14 PM

Failure to find compromise will be our demise.

Compromise is the cornerstone of a thriving democracy.

On the otherhand, there are those who say the most efficient form of government is one with a benevolent dictator.

Unfortunately, a dictator usually sheds the benevolent part pretty quick and then you're stuck.


 COMMENT 360585 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-05 06:00 PM

Unfortunately with the super majority in California the 'benevolent' dictators are showing themselves to be as mentioned--just dictators. I find it very concerning when any party has a super majority. Debate is healthy and good for a democracy.

Unfortunately people seemed almost knee jerk in the party vote these days. Doesn't seem people have much interest in really examining issues--issue by issue. Sad.

The end of our democracy started when people decided they were to done with thinking things through and looking at both sides honestly. If even just to decide to vote as they originally intended.


 COMMENT 360618 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-05 08:16 PM

A person in good conscience, will not, and should not compromise principle. Period.


 COMMENT 360633P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-05 09:30 PM

This is not local news. I feel your pain, but do you really think you are going to make a difference on the national level with this?


 COMMENT 360656P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-06 03:50 AM

If Edhat is going to ban postings of peoples' photos of their pets, I really wish the staff also would vote to ban these silly postings.


 COMMENT 360668 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-06 06:49 AM

Interesting to read and try to to determine how each side thinks the other is the one "unwilling to compromise".
I wonder if they argued about that in England oh say around the year 1215?
I am safe from my government when they are bickering and do nothing, it's when they actually "act" that is when things go from bad to worse and I am forced to actually get involved. None of these issues are new, they have all taken place thousands of times before the current era, always with predictable results. The current trend is toward liberal socialism and "progressive" political thinking in the name of "fairness and equality". This always leads to corruption, lethargy, bankruptcy, starvation, war, and reform. I already saw this movie in 17th Century Germany, 19th Century France, and 20th Century Russia and China.


 COMMENT 360721P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-06 09:52 AM

Sadly, once a person is elected to Congress, they usually answer & vote the way the PACS that funneled the monster dollars into their campaign desire.

We poor constituents back home only hear what our elected official thinks we want when they visit our district.

Is this called talking out of both sides of the mouth? Hmmm


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-06 10:00 AM

Compromise is important in all circumstances; marriages, between neighbors, politics, kids in the sandbox. Being bullheaded gets nothing done.


 COMMENT 360750 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-06 11:09 AM

Since no human being is infallible, knows everything, or has a monopoly on truth, to be healthy as an individual or as a society we have to listen to other perspectives and opinions with an open mind, and view evidence within the framework of as many theories as can be credibly constructed. This will be the only way we survive, if we do. Principles are great - but one person's principle can be another person's abstract ideology. Humility and an open mind and heart are first principles.


 COMMENT 361638 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-09 07:39 AM

"Our politicans"?

What does that mean? Whom is this referring to?

Such ignorance is why some people stay clueless.

If you mean the Republican caucus in the Congressional House of Representatives, then state that.


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