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  •  Nicely explained, MB (7+ / 0-)

    You're correct that "compromise" has multiple meanings (a polysemous word), some will view it as positive, whereas others will view it as negative. Valences of cultural use here.

    Finding "common ground," on the other hand, only has a positive connotation.

    Which once again puts the GOP in some bizarre, rhetorically strategic position, which is why I really feel like we need to start paying attention to George Lakoff's suggestions on this site, as well as our general framing.

    Unless we want to always work to stand on the ground people like Boehner deign to offer up as "common ground," always on their turf and their terms, naturally.

    "There are always two parties; the establishment and the movement." - Emerson

    by mahakali overdrive on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 03:35:11 PM PST

    •  I agree with this, but first (1+ / 0-)
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      we need some new candidates.

      "Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me."-- Harry S. Truman

      by irmaly on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 03:40:33 PM PST

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    •  they will just make (1+ / 0-)
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      'finding common ground' evil

      common derives from the word communist, dont you know, blah blah blah, so lets just find ground.

      the GOP is literally killing the english language

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      by Krush on Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 03:48:54 PM PST

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