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Old 06-14-2019, 04:24 AM
 
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Trump fans, are your relatives speaking to you yet?

Just about everyone has a crazy uncle people tend to avoid, nothing unusual about that ...

 
Old 06-14-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Some people, like being other peoples property.
They could never make it in life without someone providing and looking out for them.


We call them "Dead Weight"
 
Old 06-14-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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"Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you." ("My vas pokhoronim!")

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

This is a quote attributed to the late Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev while speaking at the Polish Embassy in Moscow on November 18, 1956.

Sad how a lot of people think there has to be a war and they are very wrong.

"The most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside," Obama

We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”
 
Old 06-14-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: New York
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No, you won that point.


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Trump fans, are your relatives speaking to you yet?

Just about everyone has a crazy uncle people tend to avoid, nothing unusual about that ...

Has anyone asked if the releatives of HRC fans are talking to them again yet?


She was the worst candidate in modern history yet won the general. She has spent more than two years blaming everyone but herself. How is that even remotely squared as being logical?

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Old 06-14-2019, 09:52 AM
 
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But politics is linked to our identity, our ideas, what we believe. In a way it describes who we are. If we are hateful, if we are kind, if we are gullible, if we have decent values, so it does come first before family. If a person rabidly hates gay people, doesn't believe we should help the poor, approves of bullying and ridicule, well, that's a big part of who they are. How can they get along with a family member who is really touchy about politically correct words, thinks college should be free and everyone should get a free basic income, illegals should come before Americans...they're already miles apart. Their differences came first and they are who they are. They already can't be very friendly to each other, family or not. They would have to be extremely careful when they are together. Today's politics have made us stop and think about what we believe and probably have made us believe even more strongly and now we know who we are.

I don't know if I'm right but that's how it seems. We'd so focused on politics that it's shaping who we are. Then who we are is deciding whether or not we can even get along with our family. Somebody needs to come along and help us to find how much we are alike instead of always how much we are different.
Politics is only linked to identity because people make it so.

You don't have to vote to be a jerk. You don't have to vote to be a nice person. How you act is what matters.

Yet people are religiously obsessed with politics and worship political candidates like they are gods.

I was with a coworker recently and a man was walking down the street wearing a 'Trump is the anti-christ" t-shirt. She is completely flat-out obsessed with politics/hates trump and was visably gleeful and pointed it out. When I pointed out that the BACK of the shirt said "Jesus is THE Christ" she immediately shut up, confused. Why? 2 ideas that were difficult to piece together within a stereotype. What? A religious person who doesn't like Trump? That can't be!

We need to stop lumping people into stereotypes, pretending that learning who they voted for is ALL that matters. It's pathetic. AND misleading.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Yes they are. They are saying they can't believe the Democrats are such a bunch of low life lying no goods.

It really started with the BS they tried to pull on Kavanaugh.

As the election approaches, Trump should put her deadpan face along with Kamala and Spartacus on TV attacking the Judge.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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Politics is only linked to identity because people make it so.

You don't have to vote to be a jerk. You don't have to vote to be a nice person. How you act is what matters.

Yet people are religiously obsessed with politics and worship political candidates like they are gods.

I was with a coworker recently and a man was walking down the street wearing a 'Trump is the anti-christ" t-shirt. She is completely flat-out obsessed with politics/hates trump and was visably gleeful and pointed it out. When I pointed out that the BACK of the shirt said "Jesus is THE Christ" she immediately shut up, confused. Why? 2 ideas that were difficult to piece together within a stereotype. What? A religious person who doesn't like Trump? That can't be!

We need to stop lumping people into stereotypes, pretending that learning who they voted for is ALL that matters. It's pathetic. AND misleading.
All that matters to me is that the United States of America remains as a Constitutional Republic as it was originally founded and not become an authoritarian socialist welfare state as many would like. To me that's what politics is all about. It's more than any one person.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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My family isn't so dysfunctional that we are disowning each other due to politics.



Some people should try to grow up.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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If you have friends or relatives that base their relationship with you on politics, and if you voted for Trump, they are really neither, and not worthy of your time.
You would think that lifetime relationships would transcend political differences, but now days that is not really true. My family all assumes I am liberal like them, maybe just not as extreme as they are. It would be a big shock if they knew I agree with conservatives on a lot of things.

But many of my most passionate opinions are not addressed by either party, so that's what I am more likely to talk about anyway. For example, neither party seems to care much about things like genetic engineering, or the reckless application of untested science and technology.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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As a non-Trump supporter, I actually gave up on a friend who is a HUGE non-Trump supporter. The problem is that Trump consumes his life. Every conversation became an obscenity filled and crass attack on Trump and every GOP voter, usually filled with misleading information from websites like Democratic Underground. You can actually see rage and crazy just take over.
At least you think for yourself. That's all I ask of anyone.

A relative in her 80s is a lifelong Dem who watches CNN and she's clearly been brainwashed, sending me debunked info about Trump and his staff. No point in correcting her. Her once sweet, funny nature is now angry, bitter, depressed, anxious. Very sad.

I just hope she isn't donating to the Dems because she promised me years ago that she was leaving me some money when she dies. So I have to stay on her good side.
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