Would you be willing to contradict your political ideology

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    I am a staunch supporter of Austrian economics, I hate the idea of the fed, like most libertarians. But I realize the majority of voters would freak out at this point in time & some people, particularly the poor would be hurt, some may even die, if this country decided today to adopt Austrian school economic theory in full right this moment today. I'd be willing to be pragmatic and find a way to ween the country off of it's Keynesianism and welfare statism in order to make the transition less hurtful to those who would be harmed by cutting food stamps and other welfare programs. Probably would be hard to do, but Id atleast try.

    So my question is would any of you all be willing to compromise and be attacked as a sell out by your fellow travellers in order to make things less combative & transitions run smoother? I'm not talking about just economic policies but any and everything.

    Look forward to the responses. Thanks in advance.

    Locke
     
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    How would agreeing to be attacked make things less combative?
     
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    Taking Verbal snipes from zealots within your own movement once elected is different than getting it from your opposition. I meant to say making things less combative with the opposition movement.
     
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    So let's review:

    A. You want me to volunteer to be attacked.

    B. But only by people that agree with me.

    C. This will make opposition less combative.

    Do I have this down correctly?
     
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    Ever heard of the term compromise?

    It means neither side gets everything it wants and there will always be people who accuse their own representatives of being "sell outs" because they were willing to compromise.

    So what you are proposing is just good old fashioned compromising. Used to work really well in the past. At least it did before the same folks who demanded "free stuff" in the form of tax cuts for themselves are now demanding that no one else should have any "free stuff" in the form of healthcare and social security.
     
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    I can generally stay the course where my political ideology is concerned but there are times where I can see where I might compromise if a particular ideal seems to contradict the norm. In fact, I was listing to Ralph Nader the other night and he actually made some sense. I was watching Bill O'Reilly.
     
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    Here?

    On USMB?

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    no.
     
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    Yes, when politicians climb down off their political posturing grandstands and start talking like normal people it is surprising what We the People have in common. Far more than what divides us.
     
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    Hmmm, I could have sworn I have mentioned it more than once and sure enough, the USMB search engine finds it about 500 times with even a couple of threads using the term in the subject line.
     
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    I don't want you to do anything. I'm asking if you'd be willing to if it would make the process go smoother with the people who are against you the most & lessen the harm the transition may cause to poorer people. That's all. Like Dirty Sand said...compromise for the sake of of peaceful transition.
     

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