Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Unhealthy compromises

As a followup to the need for skepticism about spin intended to attack those who are bound not to defend themselves, it's worth pointing out another problem with the credence the media and other have offered to the Cons: it's useless to talk about compromise with somebody whose position is so unreasonable as to be beyond rational explanation.

I'm not the first to make the analogy (though I can't track down where I've seen it before at the moment). But when one party is proposing broken glass as a sandwich ingredient, it doesn't do the rest of the diners any good to take a bit from everybody's suggestion in deciding what to eat. And the Cons have made it clear that they're out for destruction rather than nourishment.

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