Working with a new lady today. Somehow politics came up. I tuned the radio to Rush while I was driving her to the hospital. She seems mad, and I can see a chip developing on her shoulder.
“Who did you vote for in the election?”
That’s kinda personal, and not something normally asked, but whatever. “My guy didn’t win.”
“Actually, no. My guy lost in the primaries. But I think Romney would have done a fine job.”
“Why didn’t you vote for Obama?”
“I believe in personal freedom and responsibility, not handouts. He and I disagree on the role of government.”
“You just don’t like him ‘cuz he’s black.”
Look, if a person votes for a guy who gives him a check, I get it. It makes sense. People tend to like other people who make their lives easier.
But if you are voting for a guy based on his skin color, that is racism, and it makes you no better than the person who votes against a guy based on his skin color.
The latter is called bigotry, by the way.