Abadoning core principles for the the sake of bipartisanship is never an option.
Fool me once, shame on you!
Fool me 372 times, shame on my incompetence.
No more "we will reduce spending over the next ten years" BULLSHIT.*
You want tax increases tomorrow?
Give us spending reductions of three times that amount tomorrow!
We MUST reduce the absurd spending increases of the last 6 years.
Both the liar and the honest man must have regard for truth, the former to subvert it and the latter to propagate it. Bullshit, by contrast, is fundamentally unconcerned with truth or falsehood, but only with appearance, effect and persuasion, however transitory. Yuri Luzhkov was not accusing the Moscow weather forecasters of lying, or yet of trying to predict the weather and honestly failing; he was accusing them of not caring about the true weather. The essence of bullshit is getting away with it, with persuading listeners or readers of a sincerity that is, by definition, phoney. The bullshit artist simply does not care about truth: He pays no attention to it at all, writes Professor Frankfurt. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of truth than lies are.