THis has been mullling over in my head at least since the 2004 election (the election when I think I finally became self-aware, and aware of what happens in Washington and the world) This is what I have trouble grasping whenever I hear people say we should get over our differences and compromise, "reach across the aisle", whenever possible... On all or most the issues we disagree on, each side appears to feel that if they lose, we risk destroying the very things that make America great & strong. We risk at best becoming a 3rd world hellhole, and worst case, inviting God to come down and wipe us all from the planet. How can we even conceive of a compromise or agreement when the stakes of each issue appears to be our lives and/or our eternal damnation? This is the language our leaders use daily, and y'know what they say, repeat something enough times, you'll start to believe it yourself... So am I right to look on with a face of whenever I hear talk of "working together"?