Two Camps

A couple of months before the election, we sat down with a group happy to be together as we hadn't seen each other for a while. We dove into pasta and crunchy French bread, green salad and a couple of good bottles of wine. We laughed about the antics of our grandchildren, our own antics as seniors, and then, without intending to, we veered into politics. We're all college educated, we've known each other for years. It's not like we don't know where each other stands with regards to politics, yet we stepped into it.The conversation quickly devolved into a shouting match, veins standing out in necks and one person stomping out of the room in frustration. The pleasant get together quickly turned into a sour disaster. What happened? Politics has forever been a topic at our table. People would civilly make their points, state their feelings, and then turn the conversation over to the next. Everyone had a chance to speak. Even when George Bush, a constant punching bag by the Left, was...(Read Full Post)