So I’m back in the People’s Republic of Mt. Airy, sitting in the waiting room of the massage therapist’s office. This young guy comes in for an acupuncture appointment, and I hear him tell the receptionist he teaches 9th grade biology.
When he sits down across from me, I ask: “Where do you teach?” He mentions an exclusive prep school. I forget exactly how the topic comes up, but he starts talking about how the Republicans are keeping Obama from accomplishing anything.
“Really?” I say. “It’s funny, isn’t it? When the Democrats control both houses, the Republicans control everything, and when the Republicans control one house, they control everything. Do you ever think about that?”
He looked at me like I was a crazy person. But I’m learning. The people who still have jobs, whose lives are not directly affected by this depression, those people still think Obama’s doing the best possible job he can.
So I did something I rarely do: I saved my breath.