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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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    To be completely honest, I feel like the media has been grossly over exaggerating how partisan this country is. And the more the media loves to cover this issue, the more the country becomes convinced that it is very partisan.

    Being completely technical here, I think our nation is mostly a nation of moderates. We're all very close to the center of the political spectrum and don't veer far from it, even if we do give the people across the isle a dirty glare. The only recent phenomenon is the fact that the media seems to be a lot happier to expose the more partisan bits of our public and in turn we all think that we stand miles away from our opposition in beliefs.

    The blow up that occurred on facebook and other social media after the election results were announced was obnoxious. As much as we'd love to believe there were stunning differences, Romney and Obama were only swimming on different sides of the same pond, not on different sides of an ocean. We believe we're about ten times more partisan than we really are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    To be fair... the guy who said that isn't a serious righty. Which is why he said that.
    Glad I read this before I responded to that guy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Most of them already do work. Some are in our military (I know because my own family is one of those 47% and my husband is active, and my income is only 9/11 GIBill and reserve pay, since I am a student and stay at home mom). The vast majority of those who are in that 47% have low paying jobs or are students or are retired. They are not living off the system to begin with.
    Are you suggesting no one is living off the dole on a government entitlement?
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    If you take your political beliefs seriously enough that you bring them to the dinner table and can't have a civil conversation with family members, you're pretty much an idiot and should not have kids. I'd go even further and state that if you can't have a discussion with family members to the point where you can't be around them, the problem isn't politics, it's you and your family. You'd think people are discussing slavery or women's right to vote. You're actually discussing taxes and condoms. Piss off.
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    I found it interesting as I read through this thread, which political party supporters did the most "ugly talk". I think that says a lot myself. I am not attempting to say that there are not good and bad on either side, I am well aware that those exist. However, if you go back through the pages of this thread, it will be obvious what this thread shows.
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    meh... my dad watches Fox News and gets the "Limbaugh Letter" newsletter mailed to him and believes he has a well rounded view of the world. Not to mention where he lives is a region where there is nonstop bias confirmation.

    When I go to see him I have to do all I can to ward off political talk. He tries to drive any conversation that way. I usually deflect with off topic responses but it always gets to a point where I have to flat out say, "WE ARE NOT GOING TO TALK POLITICS!"
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    meh... my dad watches Fox News and gets the "Limbaugh Letter" newsletter mailed to him and believes he has a well rounded view of the world. Not to mention where he lives is a region where there is nonstop bias confirmation.

    When I go to see him I have to do all I can to ward off political talk. He tries to drive any conversation that way. I usually deflect with off topic responses but it always gets to a point where I have to flat out say, "WE ARE NOT GOING TO TALK POLITICS!"
    I can understand you don't have anything to say that makes any sense.
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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.
    It's the republican way...after all, they are divisive to women, blacks, hispanics, gays...and democrats...
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    I can understand you don't have anything to say that makes any sense.
    Even though my dad is a professor with a doctorate... his political views make him an easy political defeat. All you have to do is break down those oh so simple-minded right-wing talking points. Once you say them out loud outside of the echo-chamber... they sound every bit as stupid to the loyal believers as they do to the rest of us.
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Even though my dad is a professor with a doctorate... his political views make him an easy defeat. All you have to do is break down those oh so easy right-wing talking points. Once you say them out loud outside of the echo-chamber... they sound every bit as stupid to the loyal believers as they do to the rest of us.
    He was probably more concerned with you thinking for yourself than ideology. My father has two masters and my mother has three I got my first when I was in my 20's my brother has two and my other brother is a Phd. My father is almost an Alan West type Republican my mom not so much but she does Republican most times.

    The conversations at family get togethers can be very interesting.

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