Reaching Across the Isle

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Reaching Across the Isle

Post by Minute » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:31 am

Everyone bitches about the lack of bipartisanship, but always proceeds to say what they think is right & why. Almost never do they suggesting giving in on anything in order to get something. Are you willing to give in on something the other side wants? If so, what do you want? And what are you willing to exchange for it?
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Post by Garrdor » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:21 am

What happens when a majority are old-age-dead? What do you think the parties are going to look like in 10-20 years?
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Post by Jarochai Alabaster » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:47 pm

When the GOP wants something that's sane, I'll consider "giving."
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Post by Kulaf » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:34 pm

You are going to see the GOP give on some level of taxation in exchange for lower defense cuts.

You are going to see the Dems agree because they gain points on getting taxation and they save jobs in their home states by avoiding defense cuts.

No one wants to lose jobs in their home state. So there will be willingness on both sides of the aisle on this issue.

There are certain things that neither side of the aisle are EVER going to agree on, nor would they ever be willing to offer it up no matter what they might get in exchange.

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Post by Harlowe » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:37 am

Well there won't be any reaching across the aisles with this dude (I know he's not in office). For your entertainment, here is a Libertarian blogger that has gone off the rails ala Victoria Jackson style....seriously, his friends AND family members that don't fit his political paradigm are now his official enemy and he won't go to their funerals either.

He has some hilarious responses too...

http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/20 ... -only.html

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Post by Lurker » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:30 pm

It sounds like he might be upset about the election results.

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Re: Reaching Across the Isle

Post by Harlowe » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:14 pm

Express your hatred, shame, and outright disgust with anyone you know who voted Democrat

However, for me, I'm choosing another rather unique path; a personal boycott, if you will. Starting early this morning, I am going to un-friend every single individual on Facebook who voted for Obama, or I even suspect may have Democrat leanings. I will do the same in person. All family and friends, even close family and friends, who I know to be Democrats are hereby dead to me. I vow never to speak to them again for the rest of my life, or have any communications with them. They are in short, the enemies of liberty. They deserve nothing less than hatred and utter contempt.

I strongly urge all other libertarians to do the same. Are you married to someone who voted for Obama, have a girlfriend who voted 'O'. Divorce them. Break up with them without haste. Vow not to attend family functions, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas for example, if there will be any family members in attendance who are Democrats.
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Re: Reaching Across the Isle

Post by Rsak » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:17 pm

Since the California vote thread made me post I might as well respond to this one.

While I still think the rhetoric is largely socialist about taxing the rich and class warfare I also recognize that compromise has its place. My contention about higher taxes is that there is so much government waste.

With the whole "fiscal cliff" debate I would honest be willing to accept some raised taxes if there were assurances and/or penalties for government waste and the requirement that the senate would vote and pass a budget each fiscal year.

I think the government is too big of a player in the economy I recognize that even if they shrank to the levels I would be comfortable with doing it right away would be disaster for the economy and trigger a recession.

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Post by Ddrak » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:37 pm

The best way to cut waste is transparency, not forcing cuts.

Otherwise, yes. It has to be a gradual process if you don't want to crash markets.

And wb. :)

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Re: Reaching Across the Isle

Post by Harlowe » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:38 am

I agree with the transpareny. Also wb Rsak.

I thought this was a pretty good article..
"As GOP politicians and pundits pile on Romney in defeat, they often argue that he was done in by not being severely conservative enough; if only he’d let Ryan be Ryan, voters would have been won over by right-wing orthodoxy offering a clear-cut alternative to Obama’s alleged socialism. In truth, Romney was a perfect embodiment of the current GOP. As much as the Republican Party is a radical party, and a nearly all-white party, it has also become the Fantasyland Party. It’s an isolated and gated community impervious to any intrusions of reality from the “real America” it solipsistically claims to represent."
http://nymag.com/news/frank-rich/gop-denial-2012-11/

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