With the size and scope of Daily Kos I'm sure this has been covered about 80 gazilion times. So what's one more?
I work for a small business owner. He's done very well having opened up his first "shop" in 1966. His business has grown over the years and in the 1990s I became a customer at his shop.
Over the years we developed a good relationship as customer and shop owner. On a few occastions he offered me a job. The problem was that he offered me a job at paltry wages so I never even considered working for him.
I would be an asset in his business as I know a little about a lot shall we say? In other aspects I knew more then he did and this could be beneficial to his business. Still, the offers he made of employment were an insult basically.
Finally about 4 years ago he made me a real offer because he really needed help.
A chance meeting as it were as, at the time, I was working in the painting and drywall industry. All new construction and we were busy till the sheets hit the fan.
New construction died (all Obama's fault of course) and it was going to get tight in my household.
I wandered into the shop to buy supples as I figured I'd have to start selling. OK, I'll leave it at that.
When I wandered in the precious metal prices were rising and we deal in those where I work. He looked at me and told me "I could use some help". I told him "I could use some work".
So now he had to make me a real offer. He did. I accepted and, unlike so many others, actually have a job. I have no insurance or benefits but I'm working and basically really like what I do.
EXCEPT FOR ONE THING.
I'm surrounded by right wing morons. Basically old ones at that and a bunch of friggin racists. Proud racists at that.
Let's start of off with the young one. Smart as hell and a few monthts older than me (gonna be 50 this month).
Wears a Ron Paul for President hat and, yup, a proud racist.
Hard core local Tea Party as well.
Damn shame. He knows his stuff but everything is black and white.
Dems are a bunch of Socialists to him except for the Commies. Geez!
Then we have the two ladies that work there. Both in their late 60s. In our last election one was pulling for Hillary till she lost then it was all about Sarah. Nuff said?
The other was busy watching Glenn Beck with her husband and sure as hell would never vote for a "nigger". THis is also a woman that goes to Graceland every year to pay tribue to Elvis. NEWS FLASH. HE'S DEAD!!!
Finally the boss. I do a lot of research for him on the computer cuz he's an idiot when it comes to that. The radio is right by my side. I get to listen to fine people like Rush all the time. He buys it hook, line and sinker.
The worst was when he asked my co worker who to vote for in the last election even though he'll spout the garbabe he hears all day to any customer.
He also hates "niggers".
So how do I deal with this folks?
Patience really is a virtue.
I keep my mouth shut and let the "niggers" babble. After all, the REAL definition of a nigger (to me anyway) is an ignorant person. Holy Shit! I'm surrounded by them!
Bottom line is this. I could argue with folks like this every day but why waste my time on morons?
Let them form their own idiotic views. As it stands now at work they all really seem to hate Romney and Newt. They love Ron Paul.
Good. Paul and Newt are toast and Mitt will be when it counts.
I reckon I'll vote for President Obama again. They'll never know it though.