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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    The point is they dont pay enough taxes, not their character or willingness to work. It is not even a right or wrong thing with Romney, the Republicans and the 47%. It is, as one would expect, bout the money.
    Romney would not have made them earn more money. The most he would have likely done is make more pay more taxes, which would have harmed them, not helped.
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    I completely agree.
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    Romney would not have made them earn more money. The most he would have likely done is make more pay more taxes, which would have harmed them, not helped.
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    This is just so silly. While I'm in line with most of my family politically, I have plenty of friends who are much more conservative than I am. I just don't talk politics with them.
    Agreed. All one has to do is find out which ones enjoy debate/teasing and which ones would rather not talk about it at all. As long as those boundaries are respected, it works out OK.

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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    This is just plain stupid. Why in the world would anyone let politics slither in and destroy their relationship with members of their own family? I guess some people have become so jaded, that they figure it's worth drawing those lines.

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    Stupid is as stupid does. The ignorance of more and more Americans is shocking not to mention the bigotry and racism.

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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Eh truth be told I have done this before, but not on Thanksgiving. I just really don't care about my grandmother, aunts, and uncle's uninformed opinions on politics. They can have their extreme views, but I don't want to talk with them about it.
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think this particular election drew battles lines between the 47% and the rest of us. And that was no accident.
    Don't forget the 52% and the evil 1%ers. I think there may have been an evil 3% category at one time too. And then there was the men vs women, and the.....and the......and the......

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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Stupid is as stupid does. The ignorance of more and more Americans is shocking not to mention the bigotry and racism.

    Well you Democrats made this a racial issue when you nominated a black man to be president.

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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Well you Democrats made this a racial issue when you nominated a black man to be president.
    And it's no wonder conservatives are called out as racists.

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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    In some circles is it very bitter. Much worse than before the election and in real, personal ways.

    It also has affected people's sense of being charitable. A "let the government take care of it now" attitude that many have.

    There is an old fella put in a wheelchair permanently after an accident, his wife promptly leaving him. That forced him to sell his house, and rented one in the neighborhood. Other than a daily visiting nurse, all alone day and night. No one really noticed. One day one of the very elderly neighbors saw him on his dock, struggling between trying to hold onto his boat and the dock - him stuck in the middle trying not to fall in. If he had, he'd have drown. That old person got him back on the dock as the boat tried to drift away from the dock, learned his situation, and spread the word. Clearly he was completely isolated and desperately lonely.

    So in a sense, without saying to him, people organized to find time to visit, take him boating, shooting, shopping and just hang around watching Tv with him etc. No one had to do that, just did. The neighbors just doing their part at their own time and expense, not really getting anything in return.

    After the election one night with a few people over, he commented about Obama winning and "now you people are going to have to pay more for your fair share." When asked what THAT meant (everyone going over has supported Romney), he explained how they have so much and he so little, so they should have to pay more. He was really gloating about, laughing in "us" and "them" terms, in which the people visiting and running him around were "them." How people like them should have to pay more taxes for people like him. They all got up and left. No one visits anymore. Let Obama and the government take care of him.

    He now sometimes rolls himself out by the street waving at people as they drive by. People wave back, but don't stop. I wonder if he even understands why? Probably decided they are evil Republicans not doing their duty to him.

    We still stop by, but not as often because its just us and him. When he started that up with us, my wife told him if he says another word about it she's leaving and will never come back. I was a bit more blunt: "Shut the f/ck up old man." That he understood. What he said was, "ok, ok, I can respect that."

    I'm seeing dozens of variations of how the election has driven hard wedges against people on real, personal levels, not just changes in many employer-employee relationships (including many now ex-employees.)
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That's what people are supposed to do now. Pick one of two sides and hate the other. It's the Obama way and a majority of people just voted for this to be the new America.
    So this is all Obama's fault as is it his fault that the righties hate him so much they throw out family members? ok...
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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