I’ve learned after a long time of harsh words, bruised egos, and clenched fists – you cannot change the opinions of others; particularly family members. Suffice it to say – I go out of my way to avoid politics with those close to me. I was over at my sister’s house yesterday when my brother-in-law and sister started talking of Romney. And all the things he was “going to do”.
Now I don’t have cable, which means I was spared the temptation and agony of watching the Republican Convention, but apparently, Romney supports the freedom of religion. Cool! He knows what the First Amendment says! He’ll repeal Obamacare, lower taxes, and create jobs. The same rhetoric that every politician spouts.
“Yeah, even the gays are getting behind Romney!” my brother-in-law said. (This is all true. It’s too stupid to make up.)
“Really?!” my sister asked incredulously. At this point, my face was contorted in a tight grimace. I was trying very hard to keep out of this.
My personal oath not with standing, I took the bait.
“That’s because he supported same-sex marriage while he was Governor of Massachusetts,” I informed. My brother-in-law’s face looked like Forrest Gump standing at a black-board trying to compute algebra.
“He was governor of Massachusetts?” he asked.
That’s when I realized – I give up! If people aren’t going to know enough to know what state the Republican Presidential Candidate was governor of, then you won’t believe the facts about Romney.
Romney and President Obama are like those two cars in a used car lot. You look at the outside. Look at the inside. Take it for a test drive. But even still, you can tell that something just isn’t right.
Oh, and was that a “teleprompter” I saw the the RNC? So when Romney starts to use one, can we blast him for it?