I have been interested in politics for most of my life, going back to just before the Berlin Wall fell. I have been actively involved in politics, as a party member, official, candidate, and commentator in both print and talk radio for the last 14 of those years. Never before, however, have I had a political discussion like the one I was unfortunately pulled into late this evening.
People that consciously do not bother to follow national current events, yet BLINDLY fall into lockstep with a President merely due to the healthcare issue, are not only dangerously uninformed, but dangerously disingenuous, as well. That combination of dangers could be the only reason for one to think they know much of anything about a process they are NOT EVEN BOTHERING TO LEARN ABOUT!
It must be nice, sitting there swaddled in the smug warmth of that perceived superiority, enjoying the fine tailored cut of the Emperor's new clothes. For people such as myself, who not only have eyes wide open but focused on the entire picture, not just the parts I felt like coloring in, that view has never and will never be enough to suit me. But keep on admiring that fancy set of clothes, since that is all you are apparently willing to see, despite the shriveled and impotent evidence dangling in your face.
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