I'm paraphrasing it because I was driving when I heard it:
"Someone with a different ideology isn't the enemy, he's the opposition."
This was stated by Republican strategist David Winston during the Diane Rehm show on NPR today, as they were discussing Ted Kennedy and his practice of working with both parties.
I think that's a really profound statement when you consider the heated rhetoric in politics these days. If we can all remember that someone who disagrees with you is an opponent, not an enemy, perhaps we can actually start seeing each other differently and get things done.
Answer by janet116 at 2:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
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Answer by stvmen88 at 3:36 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
yes it is time to move past the "if you ain't with us you are against us" mentality of past admin from both sides of the political fence
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Answer by Grandmarga at 8:59 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:07 PM on Aug. 26, 2009