The TexAgs political message board is probably not the best place to go for nuanced, sophisticated discussion of the day's issues, unless you think Fox News is fair and balanced.
But things can get lively. Like recently, when a poster named dermdoc put up an item headed "Laid off my first Obama voting employee today."
Our reimbursement rates are spiraling downward, taxes are projected to go up with Obamacare, so I did it.
This is for you crag.
On another note, my internal medicine doc for 20 years is retiring over this Obamacare crap.
I am really starting to get pissed......
Firing people for their political views -- it's the American way.
As you can imagine, fellow Aggies were quick to condemn him...for not laying off more of those godless Democrats, more or less.
"Good for you doc!" said one.
"I would love to be able to fire Obama voters. Youre helping them more than hurting them. Conservatives are not the only ones who need to realize that elections have consequences. Its time to grow up and live in the real world," said another.
Some did complain that it was unseemly, and possibly illegal. To which the answer came from "aTm2004" -- "To those of you complaining...STFU. DermDoc is a business owner and had to make a business decision. As somebody said, elections have consequences and the person they voted for, and whose policies they support, directly led to their job loss."
Dermdoc did express one regret about his action. "I'll probably have to see some foreign med school grad with a hyphenated last name," he wrote. "This sucks."
Yes, something definitely does suck. But we think it's you, dermdoc.