- Democrat: I believe that extending the payroll tax cut will be good for the middle class and the country.
- Republican: I agree.
- D: Great, so you will vote for it.
- R: Only if you will vote for an oil pipeline that you believe is bad for the country.
- D: I don't understand. You won't vote for something you agree is good for the country unless I vote for something I think is bad for the country?
- R: It's called compromise.