"I DON'T TRUST YOUR SIDE AND MY SIDE SICKENS ME," My Talks with Conservatives
by Deanie Mills via TPM
First thing to know is: They're not stupid. They're just scared.
It is important to know that upfront if we are going to get anything accomplished on health care reform.
My dad is a retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant. He and my step-mom are very conservative--she watches Bill O'Reilly every night and insists that the reason I refuse is because I "won't consider alternative points of view." (It does no good to reel off a half-dozen conservative columnists and bloggers I read; Bill O'Reilly is the definitive word.)
She also believes fervently that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.
I love my folks. Until his health finally prohibited such activities, Dad was a white-water rafter, a kayaker, a mountain-climber, a desert-hiker, a treasure-hunter, and remains a whopping good storyteller. My step-mom is a smart, savvy, generous and loving woman who has stood by him for more than 50 years, while they raised five kids.
They are not stupid people. (Just brainwashed by Fox News) More here: