Originally Posted by HessStation
Simply put, bc you will lose. I wrote this long explanation but then deleted it. In summary to that though, how can you expect Obama and thr 50% of America to compromise their own ideologies and beliefs when you, yourself, won't. No one is asking you to change your ideals and beliefs, but compromise, for the good of both sides. What's the saying, it's a good deal if no one's happy.
Issue #1: Abortion. The "Compromise" is 100% legal abortion on demand.
Issue #2: Illegal Immigration. The "Compromise" is the Pathway to Citizenship and increased legal immigration from Mexico and points south, a de facto Amnesty Program and 20 million new voters voting 70%+ (D) and more every year. Empoty promiuse to "secure the border made, never carried through, i.e. the Reagan Amnsety.
Issue #3: Gay Marriage. The "Compromise" is 100% legalized, full equallity Gay Marriageand forced acceptence (not just tolerence).
Issue #4: Healthcare. The "Compromise" is and has always been a full State controlled single-payor Euro-style system Anything less is a stepping stone only.
Issue #5: Womens Rights. The "Compromise" is absolute equallity in pay, despite obvious real-world differences in productivity and attendence, a de-facto quota system to punish those not hring "enough" women, and all set without actual performence being a factor. Oh, and free condoms on deman, paid for by taxpayers.
Issue #6: Taxes. The "Compromise" is same as it's ever been, higher taxes now and a promise to "Cut spending" that will either not be met at all, or will be met via blaoted initial budgeting (i.e. 10% increase y-t-y proposed) "cut" to "only" a 8% increase in spending y-t-y.
Issue #7: Entitlements. The "Compromise" is no change in anything, period. No new enforcement, no action to stop fraud and abuse, and more funding across the board. More funding, more programs, more redistribtion.
Issue #8: Diversity and Affirmative Action. The "Compromise" is that we accept that people will continue to be given opportunity because of their skin tone only, not the content of their character or the content of their resume. Diversity > All Else.
Issue #9: Energy. The "Compromise" is nothing related to Oil and Gas, higher taxes on oil, gas and coal, and massive new investments in gree energy that requires massive direct-payment subsidy to get 2% of the marketplace, in the name of climate change, while other Countries ignore the issue completely (China, India, Brazil, etc).
There is no compromise. There is only capitulation described by (D) as "moderate compromise".
Where (D) has won, IMO, rather clearly is the war of words and language. Depsite very little actual "extremism" or "far right" policy positions, the left has won in getting the majority of voters to see them as a de facto American Taliban of Race Hatred, Poor Hatred and in it only for the rich banksters and special interests.
Wait and see how the fothcoming "compromises" work.
But I'll be honest, HERE Is where I WOULD "compromise". Whatever tax rate (D) wants to set on those making over 1 million per year, I'd give it to them. Whatever tax rate they want to set on Capital Gains, I'd give THAT to them as well. And whatever cuts they want to make to the millitary, I'd ok that too (we always have the nukes for actual defense).
As a party, I'd simply no vote (i.e. abstain) and let them pass without a yes/no vote from (R). The (D) can own it.
And however it turns out, it turns out. If it works, (R) is proven conclusivelt wrong anyway, and it was the rght choice. If it fails, it's owned wholesale by (D). Thats my compromise (well, and I'm all for gay marriage too tbh amonsgt a few other things, mostly social).