Last Night I was Called a Purist
I've never supported Obama and my friends know that. They also know I am out of electoral politics and gone independently left libertarian. Last night I tried to stay out of a political discussion at a small get together of friends. But I did say that I thought it was unacceptable when Obama said he "suspected" that his position on SS was similar to Romney's. Although, I added, it was the most truthful thing he said all night. And then added that IMHO, he looked uncomfortable because he had to pretend he had a different economic philosophy than Romney and that was tiring for him.
Then my friend said, "What does it get you to be a purist?"
I said I'd rather drop the subject especially when labels got attached.
He looked a bit chagrined and said, "Well, I'm conflicted but don't see what else to do and would be interested in why you think not voting for him is the way to go."
I said again I'd like to drop it for the evening as I had 2 glasses of wine.
So we tabled the discussion, but I will make a lunch date to discuss further.
So this week I was called unpatriotic and a left wing fear monger by a woman on line when I made the same comment about SS and now a "purist" by a friend. I guess that is better than "zealot" that I was called last year. Or "a f**king retard". These are all from liberals. My conservative acquaintances actually are quite friendly and tend to agree with "a pox on both your houses".
What other names are there for those of us wandering in the wilderness and what should I discuss with my friend who wants me to explain my supposed purity?