Do not, absolutely, do not discuss politics and religion in mixed company. It’s the unwritten social code of polite society. Yet, when I’m at a social gathering, that subject always comes up. Even when I try my best to redirect the chit-chat, it boomerangs back to that taboo topic.
Party Guest: Why do you conservatives hate women?
Me: Did you try the dip?
Party Guest: You know, it’s Bush’s fault that health care premiums went up.
Me: You really should try the bruschetta.
It’s like that Youtube video of babies and their shadows. No matter where I turn, or how I to try to shake it, that topic follows me whether I like it or not. This has led to some pretty interesting, if not amusing, conversations. I’ve found that with most liberals, when their own argument has backed them into a corner, they downplay the absurdity of their conclusion. “So what if our taxes are raised? Only greedy people care that their taxes are raised.”