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    Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

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

    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.

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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 is the way of both sides.
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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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    I'd imagine this is neither the first election nor the last that will be an excuse for dysfunctional families to stay apart on the holidays. I think, though, that Facebook has given many of these people a heads-up and a head-start. Ha!
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    the mental processes around political identity seem to be so visceral that they have the potential to trump friendship or even blood relation. I'm not sure if this is genetic or programmed, but my guess is that it's a little of both.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the mental processes around political identity seem to be so visceral that they have the potential to trump friendship or even blood relation. I'm not sure if this is genetic or programmed, but my guess is that it's a little of both.
    I think this particular election drew battles lines between the 47% and the rest of us. And that was no accident.
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'd imagine this is neither the first election nor the last that will be an excuse for dysfunctional families to stay apart on the holidays. I think, though, that Facebook has given many of these people a heads-up and a head-start. Ha!
    Facebook... what a wonderful, yet potentially terrible at the same time, phenomenon.

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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.
    every election since the 1990s has gotten worse and worse. the result of hyperpartisanship speaks for itself.

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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.
    The rest of us? Who is the "rest of us"?
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    Re: Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'd imagine this is neither the first election nor the last that will be an excuse for dysfunctional families to stay apart on the holidays. I think, though, that Facebook has given many of these people a heads-up and a head-start. Ha!
    Yeah, Facebook has made for an interesting dynamic. I am very vocal on my Facebook about my political and religious opinions. As a result, family no longer bring those subjects up with me at get togethers. I enjoy debating, but most of them don't like talking about contentious subjects unless it is with people who agree with them.

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