posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 12:17 PM
I had to go to the grocery store this morning so off I went with shopping list in hand. Got everything I needed and went to the checkout line. A
nice older black woman was the checkout clerk. Very nice woman. Chatty. Proud of her grandchildren. She said one is a marine. That's when the
conversation really got started.
I said ... you must be nervous for him because of what is happening in Syria. She said .. "oh not at all. President Obama isn't that George Bush.
Obama doesn't lie. He won't get us into something we can't get out of like that Bush did." And that's when the woman who was bagging the
groceries spoke up. She also was an older black grandmother. She agreed with the check out clerk. (to paraphrase the two of them) "Nothing to
worry about. Obama's got it covered. He doesn't lie. We will be in and out. We have to do something because that country is killing it's own
people." and then a lot more bad Bush, bad Bush, bad Bush.
I was polite. I didn't push it. Obviously these two women are part of the 9% of the country that supports action in Syria and nothing will change
their minds about their fella Obama.
But it was interesting to listen to them. They didn't care that Al Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood were 'the rebels'. They didn't believe that
Obama had lied about 'the red line' or anything else for that matter. They didn't know our objective (we don't have one) or how we'd achieve it
(you can't achieve a 'no objective', right?) . They didn't know anything about any of this except that Obama said we have to stop the Syrians
from killing the Syrians and so we need to be there, and they trust him completely.
It was really surreal to me .... I guess I'm used to people at ATS asking the hard questions and digging down for facts. There aren't many O-bots
here (a few, but not many) so when they pop up in real life it's pretty wild listening to them. It was an odd experience. (I guess I should get out