The Action: Voting in (twice) a recovering alcoholic who believes that without Jesus, he’d be rolling in the gutter sucking on a stale Schlitz. Said recovering alcoholic (who had other experimentations, as well), is beholden to the Religious Right, and makes very transparent efforts to turn the government into a theocracy. He then gets to nominate two men to be on the Supreme Court, who share his Christ-astic world vision.
The Consequence: It’s now legal to discriminate against women in the workplace.
Actions. They have consequences.