I was alone with my company's president for several hours this week and it wasn't long before he started tossing out liberal talking points - "That idiot Sarah Palin," "The failed Bush administration," etc. The man is tremendously successful and a brilliant man in his area of expertise, but his understanding of politics is stuck at a very adolescent level. He's a NPR listening, big city, limousine liberal; and certainly gets more reinforcement of his beliefs than he needs from his circle of friends.
I mostly bit my tongue, despite him saying he doesn't hold anyone's political views against them. Yeah, right!
Did I do the right thing or should I have challenged him, revealed my beliefs, and pointed out factual errors (little things like Congress controls expenditures and the Democrats have controlled Congress since 2007)?