Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan Quote
Posted on 02/21/2014 6:02:26 PM PST by Innovative
Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise (in his own words)
An American Life (his autobiography) | 8/7/03 | Ronald Reagan
Posted on 8/7/2003 2:05:04 PM by Diddle E. Squat
"When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it.
"Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't get it all, some said, don't take anything.
"I'd learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: 'I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.'
"If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it.
Using your post for reference.
thank you for posting it over 10 years ago.
The current crop of Republicans isn’t the same. Reagan would get stabbed in the back by this bunch. Why negotiate with them?
There is a difference between a compromise and a cave in.
I wish the RINOs would take it to heart and compromise with us.
Actually, he DID get stabbed in the back by this bunch, almost 40 years ago. Fortunately for him, he prevailed against them. They’re back. Levin gave us a valuable history lesson in his radio broadcast this evening.
Hey Johnny, they’re at it again...
Very selective and completely out of context. When it came to “compromise” that destroyed principles Reagan stood hard and fast against it. As he put it, “to draw distinct lines” in the party.
You are peddaling the RINO version of compromise which is giving the opponent, liberal pieces of human scum, 35-40% of what they want (which is usually started out so far to the left any compromise seems prudent when it’s twice what they thought they could get) and that is nothing but a slower rate to destruction.
When it came to defining the difference between conservative, constitutional freedom with statist tyranny, Reagan would take a defeat any day regardless of his party. Sort of like Ted Cruz.
Just a reminder that your liberal republicans lifted the borrowing cap this last week. There is NO borrowing limit for the US government. That came out of the republican majority House of Representatives.
That's what compromise with liberals gets you.
But keep on posting. You harden conservatives to your evil compromising ways, and provide a place to exchange information debunking your claims.
And nothing can change that I didn't vote for Cornyn in the primary. Or Bush. Or Dewhurst.
And won't in the general, should they make it that far.
“Compromise” was a dirty word to them and they wouldn’t face the fact that we couldn’t get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don’t get it all, some said, don’t take anything.
Unfortunately, the traitorous bastards in the GOP are giving the enemy everything and getting nothing at all.
What do I do if the politician in question compromises against me over 3/4 of the time? Support him anyway because he has (R) after his name?
They'd have to stop performing fellatio on the democrats first. I don't see them doing that.
I posted Reagan’s own words.
Are you calling Ronald Reagan a RINO?
No compromise! No surrender! You don’t have the stomach to fight the RINOs, get the hell out!!
Oh c'mon, don't you know, once Repubs win the Senate, all their true conservatism will shine through! You just need to vote RINO this one last time... Because THEY can WIN!
Satan quotes scripture.
Satan can post Jesus’ own words too. Except like you, he takes them out of context. Doesn’t make the end result right.
I have a great deal of respect for you.
But all I did was post Ronald Reagan’s own words.
I'd be thrilled. When was the last time the current GOPe got anywhere close to 75-80% of CONSERVATISM??? Fought for it? Or (LOL) even ASKED for it?
My first sentence in the previous post answers that question.
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