The night before Andrea’s law school graduation, we had drinks with her mom Mrs. S, her stepdad Tim, and her uncles Lee and Jamie. Mrs. S and Tim are Republicans from Florida. They love Sarah Palin and hate President Obama. They’re outspoken Fox News conservatives.
Adding alcohol to this outing guaranteed one of two outcomes. Either Mrs. S and Tim would have fun and not bring up politics or everyone would get into a screaming match by the end of the night. Andrea was willing to risk the latter, in hopes that the former would occur.
By the third round of drinks, Tim surpassed drunk and proceeded to belligerent.
“I’m not represented in this country — not with the current president!”
I rolled my eyes and took the bait. “Really, Tim?”
“I’m a minority where we live!”
“Y’all live in Orlando.”
“Most of our neighbors are Hispanic!”
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