“With bipartisanship you’ll not only get a compromise that sucks, when it’s time to throw the bums out no one will be quite sure which party should be blamed. Then what new candidates do is just run against some generic ‘Washington.’
Democrats have the presidency and big majorities. Instead of hiding behind the spread-the-blame-around tactic, they should announce their vision and run with it.”
I like FDR:
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. “
Reminds me of this more recent quote
know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
“We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in saying no to thousands of projects so that we can really focus on the few that are truly important and meaningful to us. We believe in deep collaboration and cross pollenization of our groups, which allow us to innovate in a way that others cannot. And frankly. we don’t settle for anything less than excellence in every group in the company and we have the self honesty to admit when we’re wrong and the courage to change.”