If anyone here is not reading R. Alex Whitlock, then it's time to click over for his exceptional post on the "common ground con". Among other gems:
The reason I get suspicious when liberals start talking about "common ground" is that they are quite frequently planning (consciously or subconsciously) to simply walk you through the steps they walked through to come to the conclusion that they did. When you break with them at one point or another, they'll start all over at the begining of the track and repeat it.Read the whole thing. G'wan, shoo!