A political view that has a direct effect on one's personal life such as cannabis legalization or gay marriage. It does not make other politics such as foreign affairs any less important. Rather, it speaks for the issues that are most important in one persons life. Does not necessarily represent a liberal viewpoint, as they could be against cannabis legalization.
Politically obsessed person: "If you don't care about the financial involment overseas, then you are a turd-eating liberal!!"
Rational and sane person: "I am neither a liberal or conservative, I just care more about cannabis being legal for me to partake than what happens with the goverment budget. I guess its what you would call applicative politics- politics that actually matter."