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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:20 AM

Finally convinced my Mother to vote for Obama!

I've been working on her really hard for about a year and it finally paid off!

A lifelong republican, she now calls herself an Independent.

She absolutely hates Romney and agrees that he is an arrogant, greedy bastard and would be a disaster as POTUS.

And, best of all, she has shared some of the anti-Mitt cartoons and memes I have posted on Facebook. All of her friends are racist, southern, TP repukes. But she doesn't care anymore if she makes them mad!

Go Mom!

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Reply Finally convinced my Mother to vote for Obama! (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 OP
japple Oct 2012 #1
MiniMe Oct 2012 #2
Cracklin Charlie Oct 2012 #3
dvhughes Oct 2012 #4
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #7
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #5
ellisonz Oct 2012 #6

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Good on you! Your hard work paid off. It is so nice to see those blindfolds

fall away and for folks to realize the truth. Congratulations.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:46 AM

2. My Mom looks at what Romney and Ryan would do to social security and Medicare, and while she doesn't

like everything that Obama has done for the last 4 years, she won't vote for Romney, she will vote for Obama. She supported Hillary 4 years ago, but voted for Obama in the general election, mostly because of Palin.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:19 AM

3. My mother in law...

Great lady, has a bunch of tea party type friends.

They are constantly trying, through email, facebook, and phone calls, to intimidate her into not supporting the President. These are not nice people, and I think these friend's hatefulness is one of the things that has turned her away from Republicans the most, not even to mention the agenda pursued by the Republican candidates.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:16 PM

4. I love stories like this

Excellent work. I must admit you are a better person than me.
I have had siblings block my emails, hide my FB statuses and I finally realized that it was like trying to convert someone's religious beliefs. Most of these folks base their beliefs purely on faith.

  • Faith is beyond reason.

  • Faith is immune to critical thinking.

  • Faith is believing that no matter what, I believe what I believe and nothing you say will change that.

  • Faith is dangerous.

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Response to dvhughes (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:08 PM

7. I am certainly no better than you . . .

My mother is a very smart and compassionate woman . . . I very patiently and methodically worked on her with logic.

And I tossed all the right-wing haters from Facebook a long time ago . . . who needs those people? Life is too short!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:21 PM

5. Woo Hoo

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:22 PM

6. Glad to hear it!

Go fleur-de-lisa!

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