Recent conversation I overheard in a restaurant (paraphrasing):
Man 1: You know, you’d think with such an important issue like healthcare on the table, that both sides would be able to sit down and work this deal out.
Man 2: Yeah. I mean, sure, it’s not a perfect proposal but instead of complaining about it why not offer up some alternatives? You can’t just complain all the time without bringing your own ideas to the table.
Man 1: The opponents need to quit playing political games and try to work with the other side of the aisle in order to try and get something meaningful passed.
Man 2: But it’s not about getting anything passed. It’s about providing obstacles for Pres. Obama to tackle in order to stall, stall, stall. I read on CNN where Obama keeps trying to reach out to his opponents but they won’t bite. Sad.
!!!!! They had the O-Team’s talking points down, didn’t they?
The conversation went on for longer than that but by that point I had tuned it out. Blood pressure worries and all. I was not in a position to be able to respond, as I wasn’t even close to being a part of the conversation, but do you know how badly I wanted to take a few steps over to these two nearby loudmouths and tell them how absolutely stuck on stupid they were?
And BTW, the two gents having this discussion were fairly hot. Just goes to show (once again) that looks aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.