I was exchanging emails with a friend about our despair regarding the current political scene. Sure, Obamacare is performing as badly as we all predicted and doing what we knew it would, but so what? Republicans are busy snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and Americans and their economy seem to be on the verge of implosion. Some days, even though you believe in the silver lining, somehow the only thing you can see is the cloud.
And that’s why we need posts like this one, to remind us that the silver lining often resides in the individuals we don’t see, rather than in the politicians and politics we do see. Much as Obama would like to deny it, we are a nation of individuals, not of special interest groups and victim classes.