Here is how the DC game works:
– One side proposes to kill everyone in Kentucky and Tennessee. 15% of the public supports this (0% in Kentucky or Tennessee.)
– The other side thinks children should have enough food so they can grow up strong. (85% of the public supports this.)
– A Grand Bargain is reached in which they agree to kill everyone in Tennessee and spare the people in Kentucky, and children will get half as much food as they need.
The DC pundits will say that since everyone is angry at this, it must be the right solution because “both sides” only got part of what they want.