Originally Posted by Bowser
You've got to give up the hardline stance on gay marriage. Sorry, there just isn't a middle ground to be had there. It's an either/or type of deal.
Stop fighting the abortion wars. It's not getting repealed; it's not going away. I'd be open to hearing compromises on this front form you.
We've covered imigration, and are in agreement.
Those three moves alone would bring the Repubs much closer to the pulse of the population in 2012, imo.
There are compromise positions available, but most on the left won't settle for anything but total victory.
Gay marriage - Civil unions with some or all of the legal trappings of marriage is a compromise.
Abortion - Limiting abortion to early term abortions or allowing for restrictions like parental notification are compromises. Reversing Roe v Wade and rolling abortion law back to the states is also a compromise.
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