This guy (a former high school classmate), represented by the brown postings, responded to my posting (I'm in green) of Romney's emergency room remarks.
I ended up screenshotting this exchange and reassembling it as an image, because copying and pasting the text was going to be a formatting nightmare. You may have to click once on the image to enlarge it, if you're using Firefox. My apologies to those who cannot read the text content of the image with their browser.
It was one of the more bizarre entanglements I've had on FB, due mainly to the guy's complete avoidance of engaging on substance, and later his self-loathing psychopathy against the poor. From his own description of his financial state, he would benefit more than most from Progressive social policies, but cannot seem to make the connection. I can't tell if he's being deliberately contrary for entertainment's sake, or if he has a conception of compassion being a form of weakness.
There is also a constant attempt to appear "balanced" by claiming equal antipathy towards both candidates (the old "they're all the same" syndrome) but he only responds when he has something to say against Obama.
This kind of bitterness is out there, and it's really amazing how blind to solutions it makes a person.