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Old 03-01-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I don't have any family but one of our dearest friends is a Trump supporter. He's also very low information and very anti government. He will not discuss anything about politics with me, not even an opinion on the corruption in the white house today. He's one of the small business LLC owners that is getting a tax break, and for that, I'm grateful. If anyone deserves it or needs it, it's him. He's a dear good friend and it doesn't matter how he voted, he will always be more important then one president. I don't like fanaticism on either side of the spectrum, and we are all people before politics in my universe.

My roller skating boyfriend is around 80 and a Trump voter. He is still loyal and we have had some really intelligent conversations about Trump and his policies. I actually do agree with his immigration policies, but I also support DACA for those that are already here. I also believe that DACA should end for future illegals. So we do agree on some things. He's also very near and dear to me and no president can break our friendship. I look forward to seeing him every Friday morning.

I don't understand this fanatical intense hatred on both sides. I don't think it does anyone any good.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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This has probably been aired before and apologies if so, but could not find anything on a search. I know I can't be the first to post on this. Has anyone else been driven away from family or friends during these crazy political times? How are you coping? Fight or flight, or ignore? Not just the Trumpolitics, but the gun issues, the general unease and lack of leadership in the country? Every day there is something else to drive us apart as a country, but how are others managing this with their families? Is whatever is behind all this winning? Thoughts please!
Nope. I silently disagree with family members whose politics I find abhorrent. It's not worth it to me to argue; they're not going to change their minds anyway. I'm certainly not going to ruin a family gathering over something as pointless as politics.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Nope.

While my family runs the gamut from left to right, we all agree Trump is a jerk.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Anderson, IN
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You are one of very few.
I guess you could say I'm an odd duck.

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Old 03-01-2018, 01:51 PM
 
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Nope of the nearly 100 people in my extended family, all of us despise Trump.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:55 PM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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Back in the 80s, my dad and uncle (Dad's brother) got into an argument over Richard Nixon. SMH I was too young to care about which side each man was on, but they didn't see each other for a few years. Of course, they didn't really get along too well before that, so I suspect Nixon was the straw that broke the camel's back. There's lot of family members (not to mention ex in-laws) with whom I disagree. But we don't get into arguments over politics. They're family.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:41 PM
 
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This has probably been aired before and apologies if so, but could not find anything on a search. I know I can't be the first to post on this. Has anyone else been driven away from family or friends during these crazy political times? How are you coping? Fight or flight, or ignore? Not just the Trumpolitics, but the gun issues, the general unease and lack of leadership in the country? Every day there is something else to drive us apart as a country, but how are others managing this with their families? Is whatever is behind all this winning? Thoughts please!
Lol...if you pepper your causal speech with political bias and emotion, it isn't a surprise that you might have family and friend issues.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I have not found anyone in my extended family who does not think Trump is an idiot and can't understand how he got elected.
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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Identity politics intentionally encourages the pitting of males against females, gay and tranny against straights, religions against religions, and ethnicity against ethnicity. Most of my friendships and relations with women, and I'd argue most people's, are phony and shallow because everyone is brainwashed by identity politics.
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:10 PM
 
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I have not found anyone in my extended family who does not think Trump is an idiot and can't understand how he got elected.
That's pretty strange, as a somewhat normal level of objective analysis should have people on both sides of any political fence. In other words, a complete lack of derivation from one opinion, across a large group, might mean that your family lacks information or is otherwise politically motivated by personal gain from one particular political group or the other. Most families have members in both camps. Are you sure that you don't have a hostile political disposition that might have some family members hiding their true beliefs?
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