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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:36 PM

Looking forward to hearing stories later from DUers regarding their right-wing relatives...


I have only Democrats in my house, so I miss out on all of the holiday fun



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:39 PM

1. Well I also only have dems in my house but when I go to a republican relative's house I set a

 

rule no politics or religion. Everyone is good with that and we have a ball. They know I will get up and leave if they start discussing politics. I know my sisters are happy with that rule also.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:50 PM

2. I wouldn't last a half-hour with my brother in-law's relatives. One birthbagger

comment and it would be smack down time. I'd say pack up your cousin and kids and get the fuck out! Then I'd be banned for life. Much better to save the trip and hang out with guys in my fantasy football league watching the games.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:50 PM

3. Me too--houseful of happy Dem relatives

I love all the jokes about the mythical "right wing brother-in-law"--my BIL is a genuine Leftover Hippie complete with ponytail. Good dinner companion.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:30 PM

4. Sorry, can't oblige this year. The sane one's are too far away and the insane one's are not

 

welcomed anymore. Life's too short and the accident of birth doesn't justify putting up with these nutters.

One of the best thing about being atheist is knowing, and being comfortable with the knowledge that this is all we've got. Nothing is worth the agro. Enjoy every moment you have, it really is much later than you think.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:34 PM

5. I wish things were different

I'm sitting here alone on Thanksgiving. I refuse to go to my family's house. Mom and siblings are crazy. They are hard right, haters and I finally decided I'd had enough. This is my second year to just stay home. Tomorrow, I'll get together with my kids and have a nice dinner. I'd rather be alone than be anywhere near their hypocrisy. It's ugly and they see no reason to respect my boundaries. I wish I had democratic relatives. I'll be making excuses again in 6 weeks, since I will not be going there for Christmas either.

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Response to rainin (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:43 PM

11. Hi rainin.....WELCOME to DU...

Glad you made it here.



Tikki

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Response to rainin (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:44 PM

12. You're among like minded friends

here.

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Response to rainin (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:43 PM

16. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:36 PM

6. My Republican relative is a total mooch & ingrate.

Is 41 years old. No job. No look for job. Lives in parent's basement for free, and eats like a freaking blob-hog, bums money from them for cigarettes and gas. And then whines and complains about THEM all the time. Voted for Mitt and Ryan to "save America." Right. What lameass chickenhawk Republican-socialist horses ass. He should be ashamed of himself for being such an ungrateful mooch. But he is, instead, an arrogant Republican a-hole.

If Republicans want to know why Americans turned their back on them this year in the election, all they need do is look in the mirror to see what loser-moocher-ingrat blobs they are.

Allow me to add in closing that otherwise it was a wonderful holiday, and all the rest of us were glad to be alive, relatively healthy, and to have enough wealth to provide a feast. We have so much to be grateful for.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:51 PM

7. With my husband's family today

Hubby thought he was a Republican when we first met, but couldn't tell me exactly what that meant. After twenty years of my not-always-subtle influence, he leans quite a bit to the left now.

My in-laws were born and raised in Alabama, and it shows. The election did come up, and the table was solidly Romney, except for Hubs and me and our 17-year-old nephew, the most thoughtful out of the whole crop of grandchildren. The political talk subsided quite a bit after we revealed our preference for the other side.

After dinner, Hubs schooled them all on their new benefits under Obamacare, which we had just been studying, and then we moved on to the topic of women's rights and the "rape" candidates. And then a 19-year-old nephew made a crack about having a black President, and I told him that he'd better get ready, because our next President will be a woman. He grabbed his head and yelled, "No, no!" but he always acts like such an entitled little prick anyway, so whatever. On the whole, it wasn't too terrible, and we did manage to get some positive info wedged into their heads to think about.

I think that in four years, when none of their worst nightmares have come true (Obama's gonna close all the churches!) and lots of good things that improve quality of life happen instead, the teabagger faction is going to be less and less appealing to a whole lot of people.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:00 PM

8. Just got home from dinner with my all Lib family. Peaceful as usual. We had great fun mocking Romney

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:16 PM

9. Just got back from Queens visiting my Wife's Uncle

He has a liberal son-in-law name Mike. Mike and him discussed politics all the time while sitting in the living room drinking beer and watching football. Mike is a big supporter of women's rights. Mike and my wife's Uncle Archie got into a big fight. Mike was called a "meathead" by Archie and the argument was getting way out of hand. Archie wanted his wife Edith to side with him. Edith, had enough and said "Stow it, Archie!" And a big cheer went up around the room, like we were being filmed in front of a live audience. Almost as good Thanksgiving I had on Walton's Mountain.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:37 PM

10. All quiet on the western front.

Republican MIL was very pleasant, and nary a political conversation/gripe was heard.

Made things a lot easier.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:52 PM

13. We had dinner with my RW Sister and family 22 people all total, 5 Democrats

Had a wonderful day. We have much to be thankful for. The only thing mentioned was the "fantasy fiscal cliff" there seemed to be a consensus that we need to go over the cliff. I did point out that the republicans were the ones who insisted on those automatic cuts. Got quite a few agreements and a couple of "I didn't know that."

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:59 PM

14. Weird - politics was not discussed by anyone.

nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:10 PM

15. I had fun talking about how screwed the GOP is by teabaggers

The kinfolks I was talking with are all good Democrats. But I noticed across at the next table the father of a cousin's wife kept looking at me as I went on using words like "crazies" and "psychos" when I talked about teabaggers rather loudly. So of course, I talked even louder and stared a hole through the guy, about my age, but was a sack of lard sitting on a stool. I'd had a few beers. I wanted to say, "hey, you got something to say there?" I don't know the guy at all so I especially didn't give a shit. But my wife told me to blow it off. He didn't say anything so I let it go.

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