To say that the current political landscape is disagreeable would be an immense understatement. No one can seem to agree on anything, and the other guy is always the worst thing to come along since a Hun who went by the name of Attila.
To find a time when politicians treated each other with civility and respect, we have to go all the way back to 2005. Not so long ago, after all. As you probably remember, partisanship was just as high 5 years ago. But just as the British and the Germans took a break from WWI to play a Christmas game of soccer, Congressional Republicans and Democrats tabled differences for an ice cream social.
Congressman David Dreier (26th District, Ca.) sponsored the bipartisan ice cream event. If his name sounds familiar, that’s because Representative Dreier is of the Dreyer’s ice cream family fame. Dreier and other representatives did not join hands and start singing the same tune, but they did treat each other with courtesy and good humor.
This political coming together proves a long-standing theory of mine; that ice cream contains properties that promote harmony. So the next time you find yourself in a political debate with a friend, family member or co-worker, break out the ice cream. You may not come to an agreement, but you won’t be left with a bad taste in your mouth.