Saturday, May 12, 2012

I Win, They Lose. 'Twas Ever Thus.

For some time now, I've been engaged in a one-sided\  battle of wits with a few of my co-workers over the current political  situation vis-a-vis Romney vs. Obama.

It's been an uphill battle. For me. For one thing, these people devoutly believe every Republican candidate pisses lemonade. For another, they all firmly believe that Obama is a criminal Socialist who is leading this country to ruin.

And finally, I am firmly engaged in this particular battle of wits against unarmed enemies. There is no more dangerous opponent to face.

There's an old saying: Never wrestle with a pig: You both get dirty and the pig enjoys it. Another old saying is that you should never  argue with an idiot, because they drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

So I try not to engage them whenever possible.

But yesterday I heard them talking about Romney Todd, the demon barber of Cranbrook Academy. And they were wondering why anyone should care about what Romney Todd did when he was 14.

I proceeded to remind them how many Fox News talking heads exploded when it was revealed that Obama attended elementary schools in Indonesia when he was six. By my math, that's about 8 years younger than Romney Todd was when he attacked a young man for being different.

They had no retort for this.

You learn to savor the small victories when they happen.

Meanwhile, I will continue to refer to the presumptive Repuglican nominne as Romney Todd, the Demon Barber of Massatwocuts. Heh.

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