First example: At a neighborhood block party Obamacare came up for discussion. Several people voiced concern over its affordability.
Libby Liberal declared, "Everybody should stop worrying because Obama has promised to make everything better.
Someone else answered, "But I don't want to pay for all the illegals."
Libby Liberal replied, "Stop! I don't want to hear about that, I'm an immigrant too." (She had come with her family from Australia at the age of two.)
I said, "Let me tell you a funny thing my green card bearing housekeeper said. While in the kitchen Elena overheard a friend and I discussing a mutual friend who was closing her insurance agency.
Libby stood, "Stop, stop, stop why would I want to hear anything your maid said." She made a fast exit from the patio. p> I continued speaking, "Elena rushed into the dining room and slammed her hands on the table declaring, "Obamacare, bleh!"
Second example: My husband and I were seated with six others in a cruise ship dining room. One couple was from Toronto Canada. When the subject of government health care came up, I repeated what my housekeeper had said.
The the Canadian woman got up and said, "Come Ian, I don't want dessert. You must have made that up. No poor immigrant person would every say that. We visited Los Angeles last summer, and I will never forget all those poor, uncared for children without proper food or medical care. Ian, we are leaving."
After the couple left my sweet hubby replied, "Poor Ian."
Yes, there some self-described progressives who love a good debate, but most toss a snowball or two of their opinions and then runaway.