Someone recently said to me that she intended to take a break from the news and TV because politics is stressing her out. She said she would return to the news after the elections, when "the country won't be so crazy for a couple of years and we can all just work together."
That last part kills me. It's a very common sentiment, and yet it seems so blatantly thoughtless. Whether liberal or conservative, if you believe the other side is wrong, why would you want to compromise and support half-wrong actions?
Compromise is fine and dandy when the two (or more) sides of the debate are not diametrically opposed. But let's be honest. Nobody truly wants to compromise with injustice and tyranny, however one defines them.