Reaching across the aisle does not mean compromising ideals or accepting another persons ideas as truth. It means the two parties work together to figure out solutions to the HUGE problems our country faces today that both can live with and America can move on. I am not saying if you cant beat em, join em... I am saying we have to work together, like fellow citizens and elected officials are supposed to.
It's views like these that got us in this mess in the first place. I think that reaching across the isle is the worst possible idea. Why would I reach across the isle and accept your ideas if I think they are the worst thing for the country? The republican party may be "dead" as another thread states but I would much rather stay in this party and have my ideals followed (for the most part) than just be another democratic party.