What’s wrong with working and talking with someone that you may not entirely agree with on every single or most issues? The answer: Nothing.
But in today’s hyper-partisan political climate, tribalism, and trying to prove the other side is wrong is way more important than actually talking with people of different political stripes and beliefs.
Let’s be honest, Republicans and Democrats are both guilty of acting in such manners. But in the extremely rare times when people actually reach across the aisle in good faith it’s always refreshing.
That’s what happened at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday. Former Obama official and CNN host and commentator appeared at CPAC where he praised conservatives work on criminal justice reform, calling them the leader on the issue.
VAN JONES to CPAC: "Here's the deal — the conservative movement in this country… is now the leader on this issue of [criminal justice] reform… take some dadgum credit for being smart. Take some dadgum credit for getting it right." #yikes pic.twitter.com/GUuufkCSBe
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2019