I still gravely struggle to understand sentences expressed in the negative.. For simplicity, I'll try to gloss each disjunct (separated by 'or') separately. Harper's the surname of the Canadian Prime Minister in 2015.
Source: A comment below, and NOT, the CBC news article by user Dennis Brady
[1.] Harper never met a good idea
he wouldn't rejector [2.] a bad idea he wouldn't embrace.
1. => 1.1. Harper never met a good idea
he would tolerate.
=> 1.2. Harper only allows bad ideas.
2. = Harper never met [first disjunct removed] a bad idea he wouldn't embrace
=> 2.1. Harper never met a bad idea he would overlook
=> 2.2. Harper only embraces bad ideas.
My question Q1. Are my above decompositions perfectly right?
Q2. How can I quicken my understanding of negative sentences, so that I can progress beyond composing all these steps laboriously? Over the past few months, I've failed to accelerate and only slowed.