Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Compromise is good? Compromise is Bad.

I just read another op-ed about how Obama compromises too much so that we don't know what he stands for.

While I disagree with the premise that Obama compromises too much an W Bush never compromises (I can think of many counter examples of both, and think such choices depend more on political circumstance than politician character) I am amused that the media narrative under an Obama administration is that compromise is bad while under the Bush administration compromise is good. Just another example of confirmation bias in the media.

Kudos again to NPR's linguist for pointing this out for also noting our schizophrenia about compromise.

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