Saturday, January 4, 2014

Coffee With A Liberal

Had coffee today with a high school classmate. She is a Boulder County Liberal’s liberal, and we disagree about most everything. We can disagree without being disagreeable. I have a lot of respect for her. She is far from a phony and has “put it on the line” many times in her life. I admire her courage.

After the usual talk about health issues and our aging bodies, the challenges of our adult children, and gossip about our mutual acquaintances, the conversation moved on to politics (as it always does).

Talking about Obama, she made the first negative remark about him I’ve ever heard her make. “After five and a half years,” she said, “I am very disappointed.” She is not buying the, "It's Bush's fault," theme any longer.

She is still a Hillary supporter, but less ardent than in the past. She is a big fan of Elizabeth Warren. I must admit I can agree with her about Elizabeth Warren vs. Wall Street. We discussed the faux Native American side of Warren. My friend knows the Native American issues about well as anyone, having worked in that field for many years. She went off on the whole “Cherokee Princess” ancestry claim so many people make, and claiming the status without having to prove it.

All in all, it was a nice two hours. Proves to me once again that people of good will can disagree, exchange views, and not be dogmatic.


Old NFO said...

I'd call that a miracle... An HONEST conversation is amazing! Congrats!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

One of many with her. Woman forces me to examine some of my assumptions. I think I return the favor.

Scotty said...

While many on the left now openly criticize the president my unit of measure is, if he were to run again, would they vote for him again. That's the big question.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Not in a primary; most certainly in the General. He is their stuttering CF, and the dead elephant party is, well, dead.