When Did “Compromise” Become a Bad Word?

I can’t begin to count the number of times sine the election I’ve heard someone  (both Democrats and Republicans alike) announce that “what’s important now is that the [insert name of my party here] dig their heels in and do not compromise!”

Maybe this is naive, but that just sounds silly to me. How could you possibly, as a blanked policy, be prepared to say that “no compromise” is always preferable to “compromise”?

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