I never try to set him straight about either religion or politics. "I'm tolerant that way," I say while doing my little superior dance.
HOWEVER, last Friday, I got an e-mail I simply couldn't let go unchallenged. You may have received the same one, if you've somehow found your way onto the contact lists of any Republicans. Apparently, these e-mails are everywhere.
It claimed that Medicare would raise premiums an enormous amount in the next few years, and it blamed it all on President Obama's Healthcare plan. It also contained a link to Snopes.com, so I would think Snopes found it to be the truth, and I wouldn't bother to check it for myself. Fat chance, Bucko! Snopes says it is FALSE.
So, I replied to him that if he would open the link to Snopes, he would see that it had, once again debunked another outrageous claim by the Right Wing. His reply? "I don't believe Snopes."
Look, I'm older than dirt and this misguided cretin is even older. When he had to retire from the company, he got a few perks, as a middle manager, and his length of service allowed him a decent pension. But, I know what his salary was and while he may have a fairly comfortable income when the pension is added to his Social Security, and I also know that company didn't make him rich.
So, why, why, why is he so determined to further the cause of a party that is working so diligently against his interests? Why is he so blind? So hidebound? What's the matter with him, anyway? And, with all of those like him?
It's a little scary to think just how wrongheaded these people are. They are like Lemmings, racing each other over the cliff, into the sea. And, they're trying to take the rest of us with them.
It's just so frustrating!