Had a political engagement this evening.
Seeing the McCain commercial, the negative one that bizarrely includes images of Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton in order to disparage Obama as a celebrity that isn’t ready to lead blah blah blah, someone I know commented that Barack had no business meeting with foreign diplomats.
I said that he was a US Senator and I was pretty sure that entitled him to do so.
This was countered with the argument that it was a political ploy.
I wasn’t going to argue with that but I did point out that McCain did challenge Barack go to Iraq, and now he was griping because the trip went well, made Barack look pretty good, in fact. Although I heard reports today that the trip did not help his poll numbers when it comes to whether people think he’d make a good Commander-in_Chief.
Anyway. It was a disagreement to be sure, but a civil one. And the person I was talking to didn’t just say, well, I don’t like him, and then try to argue it is because they are a staunch republican.
I don’t have a problem talking politics with people who disagree with me, but I do have a problem with ignorant people who cannot be bothered to have real reasons for their choices and hide behind flip comments and smug chuckles.