I have an old friend - a former drummer in my band. He's apparently a liberal and Obama supporter. I don't see him anymore, but we're connected on facebook.
During the government shutdown, he posted an article by Fareed Zakaria, condemning Ted Cruz and the House for trying to obstruct "settled law", saying that the actions were dangerous to the republic.
I chimed in and tore the article to pieces. Rather than object, my old friend warned his other facebook friends to think before engaging me, and he said it in a condescending way, suggesting that I'm a know-it-all.
I let it sit for a while, and then my friend chimed in with a long diatribe, which I more easily tore to shreds than I did Zakaria's BS. My friend must have decided he was outmatched, because even though I've posted bits and pieces about the devastation of Obamacare as addendums to that facebook thread, he has not responded.
Now here's the thing: he's a small business owner, and I am absolutely certain that he obtains his health insurance on the open market. I am infinitely curious to know what he's learning about how his finances and choices are about to be turned upside down, and the prospect fills me with glee.