Well it's that time again..

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    More idiots acting as if the partisan divide is the problem rather than the issue upon which that divide occurs.

    We have a partisan divide largely because we have people with a very different views of where the country needs to go. Everyone here is a partisan of a certain set of ideas though scarcely the same set of ideas and there isn't a damn thing wrong with that. But the notion that there is some sort of nebulous middle ground on every issue is completely absurd and even where there may be a middle ground of sorts that middle ground may represent no improvement to the status quo. And if it isn't going to improve things why bother?

    Some examples :

    We should eat 5 lbs of crap a day. We should eat 0lbs of crap a day. Do you really want to compromise somwhere in the middle?
     
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    What ime is it again?

    Miller ime!!
     
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    What the hell are you talking about?

    What do I care what you had for dinner?
     
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    Good job rightwinger but then I didn't really expect you'd have a clue.
     
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    Theoretically it's possible to argue ideas and then reach a new position - the old dialectical model of thesis/antithesis-synthesis which then becomes a new thesis.

    But in practice it's a numbers game and those with the numbers win.
     
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    What a silly point. If you are going to make it, garyd, at least support it convincingly.
     
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    Theoretically yes however positions that are diametrically opposed often have no significant middle ground that anyone on either side would find acceptable.
     
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    To suggest that the political philosophy of the two-party system cannot generate significant middle ground is going to require particulars. From the beginning (think the 1st U.S. Bank and the siting of the nation's capitol on the Potomac), American politicians have been doing exactly that. The most spectacular failure was the South's refusal to accept the constitutional process in the aftermath of the election of 1860. I, for one, will generally try to find the middle ground.
     
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    That's true if the search were for compromise.
     
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