I pose this as a direct challenge to the community: can you persuade me to support the recently vetoed bill to expand S-CHIP? Support for this bill, and for an attempt to override the President’s veto, is nearly universal here. Despite that, I intend to challenge the community to justify this to me.
It is not truly important for you to bother to do this. I am only one person, and few people share my opinion. Further, whether or not you agree with me, this is very advantageous political theater, and undermining it by seriously questioning its foundations has disadvantages. That being said, I’ll make my case, and I’ll even give you reason to believe you can succeed in converting me.