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In the Crossfire: Is a compromise good politics?
February 3rd, 2014
05:17 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Is a compromise good politics?

Tonight on Crossfire, should politicians be wary of reaching across the aisle, or is it the only way to get things done in Washington?

At 6:30pm ET Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed and Democratic Strategist Maria Cardona join Van Jones and S.E. Cupp for a debate.

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They’ll also debate other hot political topics including immigration, Chris Christie, the Keystone Pipeline and the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad featuring “America the Beautiful” sung in different languages, which ignited an online debate.

We want you to weigh in on tonight’s Fireback question: Do you find the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad offensive?

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  1. Kurt

    Compromise is good.

    But we have to define what compromise is. Some GOP members seem to think that if you take a hostage (we well let our country default if you don't give us something we want) is a request for compromise. It's not. That's a ransom demand in order to not hurt a hostage (the US economy). The GOP gives up nothing in that scenario... they merely get something in exchange for not shooting a hostage they claim they don't want to shoot.

    I am NOT in favor of giving hostage takers anything. There is no negotiating with terrorists.

    But... if two sides have a list of things they'd like to accomplish, and both will take a situation when they get some of what they want from their list in exchange for some of the stuff the other side wants from the other list... then that's good. That's how our system is supposed to function.

    That is compromise I can agree with.

    So... GOP... if you want to cut entitlements to cut the deficit and are willing ot take some tax increases on the wealthy as an acceptable price to pay... then try to work that compromise. Our president has indicated that's something he'd be willing to pursue. But saying "cut entitlements or we will cause our nation to default" will NOT work. It will NOT be accepted. Our country will NOT negotiation with terrorists... and that's what you become when you try to do business that way.

    February 4, 2014 at 8:49 am | Reply
  2. Mark

    So apparently 86% said the Coke commercial was not really a big issue 14% do, and this is now a big thing?

    February 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm | Reply
  3. ozzy3_97

    Compromise is terrible politics when neither party is representing the people and instead being lead like sheep at the bidding of Corporate America. When Free Trade is put back on the table then we will see some representation and not before...JMO..:(

    February 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  4. cosmok

    If you posed the the compromise question to Obama, the answer would clearly be no.

    February 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Reply

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