Overheard in a suburban Illinois hotel bar

Patron: So what do you think of your man Obama?

Bartender: Pffft. I didn’t vote for him. He ain’t doin’ nothin for us. He’s not even from here. Did you hear where he’s from? Like Alaska or Hawaii or… I don’t even think he’s American. He’s from some other country. He doesn’t know anything.

Patron: But isn’t he from Chicago? Doesn’t he do anything for you?

Bartender: Not for us. He does stuff for his people, but nothing for us.

Patron: What about this health care?

Bartender: That’s never going to get through.

Patron: I thought it did.

Me: Yeah, they got something through but…

Bartender: My mother has diabetes. She’s going to be dead before it helps her.

Patron: You don’t think think it will help?

Bartender: I don’t know… I don’t know. I might be okay. My husband is in the union. We’ve got health care until we’re dead.

There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said by people who are much more eloquent than me. Read that.