So, I was at Wal-Mart this morning and saw something you just don’t see very much. No, not 22 LR ammo packed on the shelves to the point of falling off into the floor, so don’t get excited but an equally odd anomaly nevertheless. As I exited, with my plastic bag containing my prescription, tissues and shaving razor, again sans 22 LR ammo, I noticed a Buick SUV pulling into a handicapped parking space close to the door. As it passed by, the driver pulled it into the parking space grossly missing the lines and parking it in what could best be described as any damn way they please. I observed, adhered to the rear bumper two bumper stickers. On the driver’s side was an “Obama/Biden ’08” sticker, on the opposing passenger’s side was an “Obama ’12” sticker. Now this tells me several pieces of information right away.
First, the obvious: the driver is certainly of the liberal political persuasion as they chose to support Obama for two terms.
Second, I believe it could be safely stated that the driver must not be very attentive to the POTUS and his actions. Now while I can see why someone, unhappy with things in the country and grasping for anything right or wrong, may have been duped by the rhetoric of the former senator during the first campaign and voted for him so as to be a part of the historical moment when America elected it’s first black president. However, anyone who gleefully supported Obama for his second term clearly wasn’t paying attention to the Prez’s 1st term performance record. So all of this tells me the driver is likely not very smart or a critical thinker or perhaps they are just such a die hard liberal that they close their eyes and stick their fingers in their ears and dance about singing, “La La, La” as loud as they can to distract themselves from the blatantly obvious failures of the POTUS.
Now, at this moment in my intellectual foray I am convinced the driver is older, (Buick, handicap sticker) and likely female (no slight against women just more of a process of elimination since OFWGs don’t fit the profile – more on this later). To my surprise the driver’s door opens and emerging from within…………. an OFWG! For those of you who may not be familiar with that term an OFWG is an Old, ****ing, White Guy. More shocked, I could not have been. He had atop his head a baseball cap reminiscent of the ones vets wear with some form of service designation atop the crown, however I did not see anything specific so it may not have been such. So to paraphrase from one of my favorite 80’s musicians, Cyndi Lauper (a liberal, I know) he just “seemed so unusual”, as this demographic does not often fit into the profile of your basic Obama supporter.
Here is where the Oxymoron reveals itself further and things get even more confusing. After watching what looked like an old vet exit the car and walk toward the store, I got in my truck, bewildered and drove through the parking lot, around the column of cars and passed the vehicle once occupied by this now walking enigma. I looked at the vehicle as I passed, giving one final inspection, and there, stickered on the rear glass, low in the corner slightly hidden by the dark tint was, yep, wait for it…………………………………… an NRA sticker.
Now I realize folks of all kinds may be gun owners, and I have seen folks with very liberal social views support the 2nd Amendment and in a lot of ways perhaps those highly liberal folks should support the 2A more than the rest of us so called “people of the gun.” Why? Because they should want to protect their views and ideas from the Government just as much as anyone else if not more so, since their views are usually more aberrant than those representing the bulk of society. The 2nd protects the 1st and for that matter, all of the rest, but I digress.
Regardless of the above, this old timer seemed to me a great paradox as he chose to support Obama for both terms and subsequently maintain membership with the NRA. Now, while some may in fact see this as a possibility, I really don’t see how you can successfully blend the ideals of the NRA with the political bend of our POTUS. Maybe someone can, maybe others see the way, maybe he was just a single issue voter and the one thing that meant the most to him, Obama favored. Who knows? I didn’t stop to ask, and am not sure if I had if I could have stomached the answer. Whether he knows it or not, he’s an enigma, a paradox, a moron; no, wait I meant to say oxymoron. You get the idea. 😉