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  •  You have to compromise to govern. (1+ / 0-)
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    That is an absolute truth in a constitutional democracy. And compromise becomes easier--compromise without abdicating some of your own key principles--if the people you're compromising with are not dug into extreme positions. How do you set that table? By encouraging and rewarding the moderates in the opposition from Day One, moving even friendlier people into understudy roles for promotion later, and strengthening the base from the bottom up rather than from the top down.

    When the pendulum swings back to the right, and sooner or later it will, conservative leaders will be faced with an institutionalized liberalism that they will then have to live with and justify displacing.

    I think what he's doing is brilliant.

    Hipness is not a state of mind; it's a fact of life. -- Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

    by jazzyndn on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 07:56:29 AM PST

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