TL;DR Not every politician is an asshole, get to know them before you judge them.
Me: That's not true, I grew up with a politician for a father, and I've met and known politicians of varying degrees of importance all my life. Once you've had governors over for dinner or attended a fund raiser, you realize that they're just ordinary people who care enough about society to stand up and take a bunch of crap from people like you to do the right thing.
Average Joe: Then explain why unemployment is so high!
Me: Look at African nations, they have unemployment over 30%, we're doing pretty damn well. The reason we have so many problems is people have different ideas about how to fix America.
Girl 2: No way, girl, he's one politician if I ever saw one!