I don't think that obstructing a harmful agenda is a bad idea.
If you're trying to create and exploit loopholes in the democratic process because YOU think an agenda is harmful, then it absolutely is a bad idea. But thinking was never your strong suit, I guess.
Honestly, what needs to quit is the fuck
ing moronic failure to acknowledge the plausible viability of EITHER side's economic policies. We don't have economics completely figured out, obviously, and pretending like half the country are rabid brainwashed loons rather than being of a different mind is childish and destructive.
I'm a liberal. I think the government can do a lot of valuable things that you can't leave up to the free market. I don't think that there can never be too many taxes, government can never be too big, spending can't be too high, etc. I just know that this implicit compromise between the left and the right that, "Fine, the left can have their spending, as long as the right gets their tax cuts," is asinine, and EITHER side being completely stubborn isn't going to accomplish anything. Representatives NEED to start promoting more centrist views.
And if it were the left that were making a policy--hell, a mission-- of stubbornly obstructing attempts at compromise, I'd be calling them out on it, too.
Abortion? Who gives a sh*t?
Gay marriage? Completely unimportant.
Environmental issues? Important, but not an emergency.
Creationism in schools?
Frankly, those things are and should be important to everybody. You're not going to find many liberals that won't fervently insist one way nor many conservatives who don't insist the other (aside from the laughable religious examples you included, which is just depressing). Edited, Aug 11th 2011 6:47am by Kachi
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.