Bipartisan: (adj) involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties
Compromise is when one person wants pizza and another desires a hot dog, so it is decided to settle on hamburgers, with the hope that the bun will remind the pizza desirer of his choice and the beef in the hamburger will hearken to the filler in the hot dog.
In other words, no one’s happy but instead, tries to feast on the nobility of negotiation.
Bipartisan is a term that is not used as often in our day and age, mainly because we are convinced of the purity of our motives, and therefore, the divinity of our cause.
Or maybe it’s just that we’re too damn stubborn to sit and listen after we’ve yapped and fillibustered.
But the truth of the matter is, bipartisan is a ridiculous notion put forth by people who spend their day thinking that the world’s problems will be solved by forming an excellent debate.
When one person wants pizza and another wants hot dogs, hamburger is not the answer. It is unsatisfying to both parties and merely provides a surrogate solution, which will continue to be picked at by the participating partisans while they try to get their way.
Truth is never what you think, what I think or even a merger of our thought bubbles.
Truth is something completely erratic, which exists only in the hearts of those who are willing to humbly admit that they do not know what the hell they’re talking about.
Only through conversation can the stupidity of our reasoning be revealed, and then, only through repentance will it ever be abandoned.