Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision to
strike down uphold the Affordable Healthcare Act. Of course, in an industry dominated by unions, only myself and one other PA were actually directly affected by the decision.
Not that that stopped anyone from discussing it. The consensus was, as you might expect, that the law was good, and the Court decided rightly. I didn’t hear one word of disagreement. So, I guess it was less of a “discussion” so much as a reaffirmation of everyone’s beliefs.
Except mine, of course. Again, 50% of the people the law affects.
But this post isn’t about me; it’s for young conservatives coming out to Hollywood. Some people will tell you you just shouldn’t talk politics in the office. But for the next few months, that’s going to be impractical. It’s like not talking about the Oscars in January.
Besides, saying something like, “I don’t like to talk about politics in the office” is a dead giveaway that you’re one of the dreaded Republicans (dun dun DUNNNNN).
Instead, find something you and the limousine liberals you work for can agree on. After all, no one is purely liberal or purely conservative. You might be pro-life, but also anti-death penalty. Maybe you think the federal government shouldn’t have a say in whether people grow marijuana in their back yards. Or, like me yesterday, maybe you’d rather ascede to an individual mandate to buy health insurance, rather than let people die in the streets if they don’t have any.
Find a point of agreement with your friends and co-workers across the aisle. Just don’t tell them you disagree with them on everything else.