The Lost Art of Compromise

I have often stated that my political views are that “I’m a dyed in the wool moderate,” which according to my GNN friend Scott doesn’t make any sense.  I’m not a member of any political party, I have no patience for political extremists, I lean one way on some issues,  the other way on other issues and I have been searching for some sort of 3rd party that I can relate to. I can’t understand how a politician can be pro life and pro death penalty, pro guns because they hunt and anti-environment (which is where they hunt), want to increase taxes without ending pork barrel spending and yada, yada, yada.

My opinion of the folks running thing in our nation’s capital these days is that they suck. Most politicians favorite thing to do is to hear themselves talk as long and as loudly as possible. They are completely out of touch with reality because if they had a clue, maybe we wouldn’t be where we are right now and where we are right now is the 2 parties are carrying on like little children trying not to lose their lollipop.

It’s not like I have a complete understanding of these things but as near as I can tell our nation is broke. At the beginning of August we will have maxed out the corporate card, reached some sort of debt ceiling and nobody wants to figure a way out.  Oh both sides of the argument have ideas but neither one is budging or making any sort of overture to work out a compromise.  There’s that word…compromise. You never hear about our so called leaders reaching across the aisle, sacrifice for the greater good, politicians from both parties working together to hammer out a compromise.

You hear about negotiations but they don’t really seems to be negotiating. It’s just the 2 biggest idiots on the block screaming at each other about who gets to turn on the fire hydrant while the neighbors house burns down. In the end, the neighbor will have lost everything and then the 2 idiots can start blaming each other.

And so my fellow Americans, in closing let me say that I really don’t have a complete understanding of these things and I’m pretty sure the folks who are supposed to take care of these things are in the same situation. I only wish I could be there when their house starts burning down so I can smack them upside the head with fire hydrant wrench.


About IraSez

I am the owner of Monarch Communications, a graphic design/advertising/website design firm in Millburn, NJ. You can take a look at some of our work at I started IraSez at the urging of my wife, a couple of friends and several facebook friends who actually encouraged me to write a book. They think I'm funny but some of my latest blogs have covered some rather somber topics. In my spare time, I run the local SU alumni club. I'm in the 9th year of a 3 year term or as us SU grads called "fuzzy math." I'm SU '82, wife is SU '83, daughter is SU '11, son is SU '14, even my nephew goes to SU. So yes, we bleed Orange. I like to play golf, watch the same movies over and over, and take long walks with my dog on the trails in South Mountain Reservation behind Old Short Hills. If you see a guy wearing something with an SU logo chasing after a dog named Cosmo, that's me!
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