From an actual conversation about Washington state Governor Jay Inslee's carbon tax plan:
Me: His own commission said it could cause gas prices to rise by $1.76 a gallon
Liberal: I don't know why people keep harping on that, he isn't going to do it
Me: He gave a speech last week where he said he was going ahead with his plan. Maybe people would stop harping on it if he would stop talking about doing it.
Liberal: You can always find someone who will disagree with any proposal
Me: But this was a commission appointed by him to study this specific issue, not just some random opposition
Liberal: Just because a couple commissioners disagree doesn't make it a bad plan
Me: These were the findings of the majority of the commission, not just a couple commissioners
Time to go back to work so off we go, end of discussion. The problem is that this is a guy I like whose opinion in many things I respect. Yet he is so blinded by his partisanship that he will say ridiculous things to defend his position.