Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The meaning of compromise and government by BS
John Boehner said on 60 Minutes that he doesn't want to use the word "compromise" for what he did and will do with Obama. He wants to call it finding "common ground". But common ground is when you find out when you agree. Compromise is when you don't find a mutually agreeable solution, and you have to give up something you want. But Boehner understands rhetoric very well. He says that when you use the word "compromise" the electorate will hear that as "selling out." The solution? Don't call a thing what it is. Call it something else and hope people will go along because it sounds good, though not true. Government by BS.