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Old 06-13-2014, 10:25 AM  
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Pew: the more liberal one is, the more accepting of compromise they become.

Pew put out an absolutely fascinating 11-page look at the political landscape amongst American citizens. It is highly worth a read.

The main theme: we have gotten very polarized as a population over the past 20 years.

However, this particular develop fascinated me:

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Compromise in Principle vs. Compromise in Practice

In principle, most Americans want their political leaders to compromise. A 56% majority prefers political leaders who “are willing to compromise,” while 39% prefer leaders who “stick to their positions.” And this preference has a decidedly ideological tilt: Consistent liberals overwhelmingly prefer leaders who compromise (by an 82% to 14% margin), while consistent conservatives voice a preference for leaders who stick to their positions, by a 63% to 32% margin.

Despite liberals’ stated preference for compromise, however, they are about as likely as conservatives to want political agreements that favor their side. Although 82% of consistent liberals prefer leaders who compromise, 62% say the optimal deal between Obama and the GOP should be closer to what Obama wants. Among consistent conservatives, there is less of a contrast: 57% say that when Republicans and Obama need to strike a deal, Republicans should get more of what they want. That’s in line with the 63% majority who say they prefer leaders who stick to their positions.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:14 AM   #16
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Well Zilla, you mentioned the public coming around to the GOP's stance on things. Isn't that precisely why they were so smart to stonewall President Lefty? If the public favored him and his party so much then you'd have to compromise - but a President with a rating in the toilet, not so much.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:04 PM   #17
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Well Zilla, you mentioned the public coming around to the GOP's stance on things. Isn't that precisely why they were so smart to stonewall President Lefty? If the public favored him and his party so much then you'd have to compromise - but a President with a rating in the toilet, not so much.
Like I've said, the tea party has been a huge positive to moving the Republicans back to having an identity.

But now they have to get focused on getting things done and doing things that are going to allow them to get the right people in the right offices. Stonewalling is a good strategy to a point. When your maneuvers make you more unpopular than an already unpopular President, you have to soften your positions a little bit.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:37 PM   #18
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:34 PM   #19
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Not really surprising at all. Here in Iowa, the recent right-wing commercials touted their principled-stances and their unwillingness to compromise. During the recent primary, right-wing candidates were targeted (by others in their party) for voting with democrats and compromising. A few years ago, Democratic candidates were referred to as "spineless" by their counterparts on the right.

It appears that many on the right don't want to compromise and really don't hide that fact.
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