I have a fair amount of discussions about politics with friends and family, and generally I’m happy to have them. But as of today, I’m done debunking people’s specious claims about President Obama or Democrats, usually regurgitated from the Drudge Report, talk radio, or Fox News.
If people want to believe that President Obama asked the families of military dead if he could do a photo op with the casket of their relative, or that Anita Dunn publicly admitted that Mao is her hero, or that Obama is trying to set up government panels that will decide which old people have to die when they get sick, I’m not going to try to correct them any more. Clearly people believe those things because that’s the world that makes sense to them. And who am I to correct them?
It’s a losing battle, it wears me out, and for every ridiculous rumor I debunk, there are ten more behind it waiting to take its place. So if people want to wallow in propaganda that caters to their absurd preconceived notions, they officially have my blessing.
That feels better.