Political compromise usually means pushing an issue down the road and avoiding the tough decisions that in the end will be more difficult with the passage of time, often with devastating results such as "Munich" in the 1930's and "The Great Compromise of 1850". Important issues must never be compromised and those who advocate reaching across the great divide must always be questioned and avoided when possible!
Saying "NO" to compromise is in most cases a virtue and those who take such positions should be applauded and not condemned. Alas, that is not the case, as echoed in today's MSM when it comes to their leftist positions. They expect compromise from those on the right and failing to gain that they quickly label them the party of "no", while calling for those they support to hold fast. Most who call for compromise are dealing from a position of weakness and their calls for bipartisianship is simply a reflection of that weakness and not some nobel stance!