Monday, November 03, 2008

agree to disagree

I've had political conversations recently with a few out-of-state friends who are on the other side of the fence. One said that Obama is "too mysterious" and possibly a "Muslim threat," that Michelle is a trophy wife (and that Cindy McCain isn't), that the way Shrub has run our country into the ground and made it an international joke is okay, and that McCain represents a "stable, sensible choice." Another quoted Bible verses about prophecies.

We may agree on other issues, but on politics we should simply agree to politely disagree. If we are this far apart on political candidates, nothing either of us says is likely to convert the other.


Al Iverson said...

If somebody thinks Obama is a "muslim threat," then I can't imagine even talking to that person about anything. It's so clearly indicative of a double digit IQ as to be unfathomable.

Anonymous said...

That's one of the things that stunned me about conversations like that. One person commented that when she's offered up some of these choice bits to Obama supporters, she's generally been greeted with non-response. My thought, which I did not share with her, was "you have no idea how wacko and unintelligent that makes you sound, listening to all that out-of-context sound bite crap and actually believing it." Seems likely that others shared my disbelief.