Originally Posted by frazod
I see this forum as a wonderful little microcosm of our government. Extremists on both sides pound away at each other, and moderates get blasted by extremists on both sides. No reason, no compromise, not ever. You can't reason with extremists, because no matter how much you give they'll always want more. And digging in against them eventually makes a reasonable person extreme. It's like staring into the abyss. It stares back.
If anybody ever asks me why Congress can't get a goddamn thing accomplished, I'll simply direct them here.
I agree with this. It gets frustrating to try and speak up sometimes because of the extremists - especially when they don't have the ability or desire to express why they think the way they do, but instead they just go for a quick insult or a "Haha yeah right".