Jill Lawrence of National Journal noticed this heartwarming political ad. “Even on a good day, Washington is a disheartening place, locked in ideological arm-wrestling over the budget, the debt, the new health law, and an array of emotional social issues,” writes Lawrence. “This week has been especially dark, starting as it did with the mass murder of a dozen people at the Navy Yard.”
Jr.: “I had to come out and tell him…”
Sr.: “Wait for this…”
Jr.: “That I was a Massachusetts liberal.”
Sr.: (incredulously): “And he’s proud of it.”
Jr.: “Dad’s in the tea party.”
Sr.: “Damn right.”
The two go on to argue good-naturedly over guns, abortion, banks, equal rights, and other hot-button issues, before saying—believably—that they love each other.
Yes, yes, I know, this is one family, not the American family, and Congress will never be mistaken for a family. But watch it anyway. You’ll feel better.