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When you stand for nothing, you fall for Obama

June 28, 2011

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.” ~ Chinua Achebe

“Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another–too often ending in the loss of both.” ~ Tryon Edwards

“Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

“Compromise is when one person wants to rob a bank and the other person does not, and they compromise to rob a person outside of the bank.” ~ Christopher Myers

There is no word more despicable in politics than that of compromise.  What is the one thing, almost universally, everyone desires in their politicians?  Principles.  Yet we desire those supposed principled politicians to suddenly forget all that mess and give up on their beliefs in the unicorns farting rainbows dream that compromise is the ultimate goal.  No legislation can be bad enough, more wasteful, more costly to the taxpayer, nor unnecessary that can be remedied by adding the bipartisan moniker to it.  As long as its bipartisan, it must be good.

But what does the muddled middle desire most?  “Enough with all the partisan bickering!”  They channel Rodney King and decry, “Can we all get along!”  They chide us partisans because we are the “reason nothing ever gets done in Washington.”  You morons need to grow up and understand the way the Congress is supposed to work.

Compromise is not a goal!  Its, well…uhhh, a compromise.  As a salesman, I seriously wish you guys would have come and bought from me, because I guarantee your concept of negotiation would be laughable if not so sad.  Rule number one of negotiation, “know what your product is worth.”  Know your bottom-line, what value people place in what you are offering, how low you are willing to go and so on.  Now, to the moderate “compromise is the best policy” lunatic roaming around the middle of the political spectrum, they never get past rule one.  They know how much their product (or the product they desire) is worth, but they see no “value” in fighting for it.  To them, the sale is what matters, not the price they get.  As long as they can check a box that says, “I successfully made a transaction today”, the quality of the transaction is irrelevant.

You never go into negotiations with the number you expect to get.  You highball or lowball.  That is how you set the standards for the deal.  Let’s take a current example in Congress as an example, the debt-ceiling negotiations being run by VP Biden (that’s pretty laughable right there).  The Republicans are intransigent in their stance, “No tax hikes”, and the Democrats are as equally intransigent in their demands “To increase spending” (disregard the absurdity of spending more when you are talking about a debt crisis).  Neither side expects their initial stances to remain that intransigent, but if they don’t start there, they leave themselves no room to negotiate.  Its how crap is done.  The idea is to go in trying to get the most out of the deal that you can, the only way to do that is to highball at the beginning.

If your ultimate goal is to come off as a compromiser (not a good sounding name is it?), you don’t really care about what the deal is, as long as you make a deal.  So, to use our former example, the compromise that would somehow please the muddle (middle, damn) would be more spending and higher taxes.  Doesn’t matter that that is the worst case scenario, all that matters is “we are all getting along”.

The calls for sincere compromise universally come from the muddle (middle, damn).  The muddle (get over it) has no principles.  They go whichever way the wind blows, and in 2008, the wind was blowing for a junior Senator from Illinois with no record of achievement except “he ran a good campaign”.  The muddle was so unprincipled that they overlooked the numerous issues with Obama’s past (Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, teaching Saul Alinsky 101) and his numerous socialist statements during the campaign (“share the wealth”) for some intangible nonsense like “Hope” and “Change”.

The muddle bought into the hype propagated by the MSM that the election of the Messiah would garner a new era of compromise and “post-racial” politics like the country has never experienced.  I have to say, we haven’t truly experienced anything like an Obama administration before, and its a damn good thing too.  The muddle was happy, nay ecstatic, to cast a vote for the “great orator” not because of what he said, but how he said it.  Here is a quote from someone else who was good at convincing people by how he said things as opposed to what he said:

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.

You can look up who said it, but, yes, I went there.

To conclude, I give one more parting shot about the evil of compromise.  For all you muddles who voted for Obama because of your white guilt this should be rather poignant – it’s called the Three-Fifths Compromise.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    June 28, 2011 8:34 pm

    THANK YOU for posting this! I’m very glad I found your blog!!

    Steve
    Common Cents
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

    • June 29, 2011 12:26 am

      I am glad you found my blog too, for it gave me an opportunity to discover yours. Good stuff! I shall add you to my blogroll. =)

  2. June 28, 2011 9:13 pm

    I was almost certain who you quoted but I googled it just to be sure, I was right. The time for compromise is over, it is time to stand on principle. And if I am not mistaken, the man known as the “Great Compromiser” helped to usher in the Civil War.

    • June 29, 2011 12:29 am

      Yeah, being known as the Great Compromiser is hardly a badge of honor. It just means your an unprincipled pile.

  3. June 28, 2011 9:22 pm

    That’s a good one Fleece. However I hope that there are no tax increases in the current negotiations. That will do more harm than good.

    • June 29, 2011 12:31 am

      I agree, but I don’t see how the Dems can do another “tax cut” deal with the GOP and survive the wrath of their base. Last time they did one, you would think someone started WWIII by pimp-slapping Ralph Nader – the vitriol and hate from the extreme left towards OBAMA was rather scary to say the least.

  4. June 29, 2011 9:54 am

    I’m going to use that quotation for an upcoming “Quote of the Day.”

    • June 29, 2011 11:55 am

      Its a pretty good one isn’t it?

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