"So, Do You Still Love Obama, Perry?" asked my friend George the other day.
"Well," I said, "no doubt he's made mistakes. He's done some good things and some bad things. And though I tend to like it, I guess the jury is still out on Obamacare."
"That's amazing!" said George. "I feel exactly the same way."
Now understand that both George and I are lifelong Democrats. George has never said a positive thing about a Republican other than complimenting Ronald Reagan on having good hair, and although I have occasionally voted for Republicans over the years, I have always thrown up afterwards.
"How are we ever going to figure out if we still love Obama?" I asked George.
"There's a group I know of that's having a meeting tonight. It's called the Still Lovin' Obama (?) Society."
That sounded like the place to get answers, so George and I headed for the meeting. As we entered the building we saw a large poster of Obama peppered with both big red kiss marks and pointy darts. Nearby a small group was plucking the petals off daisies.
"We love him, we love him not. We love him, we love him not. We love him .... "
"Strange group," I mentioned to George.
"Springing up all over the country!" he replied.
As we entered and waited for the meeting to start, I overheard attendee after attendee muttering in hushed tones.
"....there's no doubt he's made mistakes.
... He's done some good things and some bad things ...."
I guess the jury is still out on Obamacare ...",
"Now we'll find out at long last," I said to George, "if we still love Obama!"
"No doubt he's made some mistakes ...." began the speaker.
"SHIT!" I cried to George. "He doesn't know either!"
"But the real question is not whether we still love Obama," he went on. "It's whether we love Hillary!!!"
He was right.
Whether we still love Obama didn't matter anymore.