View Poll Results: Do you have friends on the opposite side of the isle

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  • I am conservative but have lib friends

    21 50.00%
  • I am conservative and hav few if any lib friends

    3 7.14%
  • I am liberal but have con friends

    14 33.33%
  • I am liberal and have few if any con friends

    4 9.52%
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Thread: Real life friends

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    Re: Real life friends

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who is very lib and loves Obama and it got me wondering about other people in this forum. Some of you seem to hate people on the other side of the isle and I am wondering how this effects your social life. IMO more libs hate cons than visa versa and shun them but lets see.

    I have friends of all political stripes. My bests friends are both conservative. I don't consider a persons politics in friendship. Seem odd to me that anyone would.

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    Re: Real life friends

    I am a conservative college student so yeah I have liberal friends.
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    Re: Real life friends

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I know the poll is missing variances but I just stuck with the basics. There is no way I could come up with every scenario. I agree with you that the internet lets people spew venom they would not say IRL and that is one of the reasons for my poll. I am curious if some of the most foaming at the mouth partisans in here have a real life that is a little or even a lot different.
    You clearly have better friends than I do

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    Re: Real life friends

    I don't "hate" anyone on the other side or who has opposing views - I can strongly disagree with someone who hasn't matured enough to discard the shackles of liberalism without hating them.

    Debate is very entertaining, if also frustrating at times - people of like minds get bored with each other pretty quickly.
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    Re: Real life friends

    I've lived in SC and MA. Yeah it is safe to say I have friends from both sides.
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    Re: Real life friends

    i'm independent, and have friends of all political stripes.

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    Re: Real life friends

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    There are some topics I avoid and others that I refuse to respond to. For example, last Christmas at a family gathering and out of nowhere, someone I love announced, "Bush is an idiot." I just didn't say anything.
    Sometimes, the Jesus approach is best- "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do".
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    Re: Real life friends

    A very large proportion ( probably about 30-40%) of my friends are conservatives. Of course, it doesn't mean exactly the same thing here as it does everywhere else.
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    Re: Real life friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    ... Of course, it doesn't mean exactly the same thing here as it does everywhere else.
    Indeed. I imagine a lot of the conservatives in New England, for example, are more liberal than some of the liberals in more conservative states.

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    Re: Real life friends

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who is very lib and loves Obama and it got me wondering about other people in this forum. Some of you seem to hate people on the other side of the isle and I am wondering how this effects your social life. IMO more libs hate cons than visa versa and shun them but lets see.
    I have one friend I know that leans to the left, but other than that, I can honestly say that I don't know or care.
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