The news media have constantly been guilty of gumming up the works of public discourse, the worst of the bunch being Fox "News".
Their favorite trick is to frame an issue with two aspects that are part of a distortion of that issue in place of a frame of two logically opposing aspects of that issue.
Then they talk about "compromise" in terms of the two distortions, leaving out the substance of an enlightened debate of that issue.
What they are really urging is "capitulation", thus, we never enter the realm of "compromise", which is a form of fair dealing.
The problem can be addressed by allowing unbiased academics or unbiased watchdog groups to frame the issue, thereby losing the media pundits and politicians who tend not to be able to see the real aspects of an issue.
For example, environmental issues are typically framed as jobs vs. a clean environment.
In other words, if you want a job you have to pollute the environment.
If that issue was framed as doom of civilzation vs. clean environment, which is more accurate by orders of magnitude, the issue would play out differently.
No sane folk want civilization to go down because it has damaged the environment to that degree, instead the sense of the people is to have a clean environment which produces a lasting civilization.
The job of the media portion of MOMCOM is to deceive the public into supporting the oil baron ground zero of pollution portion of MOMCOM, as well as the imperialistic robber baron military portion of MOMCOM.
That is why the media use (what people who understand logic call) "a false frame with a straw man" to deliver a false front, a distorted presentation of the issue being discussed or debated.
A debate about jobs vs. environment cannot set up a scenario to intelligently discuss the catastrophic implications of global climate change induced by global warming.
Nor can it deliver a "compromise", because the real word is "capitulation".
When people are scared with the fear of losing their job as the only option to a clean environment, that is not compromise, it is capitulation.
Thus, the mystery is solved by realizing this congress will be THE BRIGHT vs. THE RIGHT.
Watch out for what MOMCOM habitually calls "compromise" over the next two years, it will actually be "capitulation".