We Wince At Every Hit
Interestingly, my experience in real life is that no one is talking about this. I hang out at soccer games too and have yet to hear a single person mention Sarah Palin, or McCain, Obama, or Biden. I have to agree with Wright that she's probably in a slightly non-standard environment.
Wright is also politely not mentioning the "tell the crazy woman what she wants to hear" dynamic.
No way am I talking about politics at soccer games or supermarkets. I'm afraid someone will go postal or someone's head will explode. It's a dangerous political scene out there!
How do you all handle it when somebody says something completely outrageous and factually wrong?
I just calmly point out the basis of their misapprehension of reality. For example, when some one says "Nobody has trashed the Constitution like Bush!" I point out FDR's little efforts in that regard and how, as a result, he is lauded. I note wistfully that perhaps President Bush's problem is that he hasn't trashed the Constitution enough.
aog, how does that go over?
I've always had a special soft spot for these "purposeful" women who humiliate their families by accosting strangers at dinner parties or in check-out lines and, with intense stares, demand to know their views on politicians they don't like.
erp;No one has brought it up twice. Whether it's because they see there error, or classify me as a dangerous lunatic, I don't know. I get both reactions frequently.Mr. Burnet;SWIPIAW has a similar view, which is a big reason why I vent politically online, safely away from the view of family and friends IRL.
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