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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:40 PM

My husband who SLEPT through last night's debate has set my blood pressure to 1000

After having to sit through the evening news and listen to all of the reports about Romney including reports from Massachusetts where his son Tig or Tag or Tuck or whatever the hell his name is was talking about how much his dad loves everyone and cares so much and people have been so mean, my head was about pounding. And hubby turns to me and says that the president was horrible and just standing there "out of it". So that about blew the top of my head off. I said that with the amount of lies Romney was spouting anyone would be taken aback. Then he said the President lied just as much Romney, and that I let this politics stuff get me too upset. Then he went to bed. Now I am sitting here FUMING!!!!!

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Reply My husband who SLEPT through last night's debate has set my blood pressure to 1000 (Original post)
Robyn66 Oct 2012 OP
quinnox Oct 2012 #1
LadyHawkAZ Oct 2012 #6
quinnox Oct 2012 #10
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #13
quinnox Oct 2012 #14
sadbear Oct 2012 #2
cash__whatiwant Oct 2012 #3
hlthe2b Oct 2012 #4
abelenkpe Oct 2012 #7
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #9
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #12
StarryNite Oct 2012 #5
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #8
arboretum Oct 2012 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #15
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #16
HERVEPA Oct 2012 #18
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #21
cry baby Oct 2012 #28
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #20
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #23
catbyte Oct 2012 #17
AzSweet Oct 2012 #19
adigal Oct 2012 #22
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #24
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #26
beac Oct 2012 #25
Robyn66 Oct 2012 #27
LittlestStar Oct 2012 #29
reformist2 Oct 2012 #30
Stargleamer Oct 2012 #31
Tyrs WolfDaemon Oct 2012 #32
jillan Oct 2012 #33

Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:42 PM

1. take a cold shower

 

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Response to quinnox (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:45 PM

6. ...for at least the next month.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:54 PM

10. touche

 

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Response to quinnox (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:56 PM

13. I think he will be the one taking cold showers

for a good long time!

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:56 PM

14. heh heh

 

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:43 PM

2. He went to bed?

It had better be on the couch, huh?

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:44 PM

3. He has a right to his opinion

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:44 PM

4. I've avoided most tv news/punditry today for that reason...

Last edited Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:20 AM - Edit history (1)

My sister, who missed the debate, texted me earlier to find out what I thought... After three texts I just said it had to get better as the MSM (hopefully) reveals all Mitt's lies and then went off to sweat it out on the treadmill for 90 minutes.

Yes, I can relate...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:48 PM

7. I did the same!

Avoided the news and ran for a little more than two hours. Still voting for the prez and hoping that sanity returns as fact checkers point out falsehoods.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:52 PM

9. That is sounding like a great idea the more I hear it

this is just getting nuts!!!!!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:54 PM

12. That's it!

I'm taking up running!!!!!!! I think that is the only way I will get through this!!!!!!

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:45 PM

5. I feel your pain.

I'm in a politically mixed marriage and the fur can fly at times. So I call my Liberal daughter on the phone and I talk extra loud to her so my rethug hubby can hear me pointing out all the lies and bullshit from Rmoney and clan.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:51 PM

8. LOL I have two very liberal daughters

one is 13 the other is 17 and they are wonderful! The thing that makes me crazy is hubby just spouts this "stuff" without any interest in knowing what is true and what really happened. That is what makes me insane!

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:54 PM

11. Dump him.

 

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:58 PM

15. He's right..Obama did do bad. We just have to accept that and hope things change ! Hope

he watched Hardball and Ed Show once in a while now.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:07 PM

16. He wasnt saying Obama did bad

he was saying that Obama is as big a liar as Romney. That is what made me nuts because he has no idea what he is talking about, has no intrest in politics and is just repeating junk he heard around the office. If he had an opinion that would be great but he is intentionally low information because he doesnt like politics but then likes to push my buttons. Its a good thing he's cute !

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:15 PM

18. As someone who presumably thinks, how can you stand being married to someone like that?

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:38 PM

21. Because its only politics that we clash so hard on

We are actually madly in love with eachother. We've been together for a total of 27 1/2 years married for 21 years. Fortunately he asks me who to vote for. He does think I am a bit too liberal but he also has Aspergers Syndrome so that adds about one million percent to his stubborness. So as much as I am bitching right now, I would not trade him for the world. He is amazing in so many ways he just infuriates me with his politics. And fortunately I have you lovely folks to listen to me vent!!!

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:04 AM

28. My hubby is much like yours...

He grew up military in a tiny redneck town in Tx. I love him with all my heart, but he is just wrong in his political thinking from his upbringing.

We've only been married 3 yrs. Give me another 2 yrs. I've moved him from almost right wing to Liberatarian...he's a work in progress...and I'm a great teacher!

I'm sure your hubby appreciates you for who you are at your core. Maybe he will eventually move to where you are politically!

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:34 PM

20. My husband used to be like that...so there is hope. Little by little, I suppose just from hearing

MSNBC so much, the insanity of the other side slowly kicked in. when you get knowledge, you start to become more interested. And, it grew. At Thanksgiving a couple years ago he silenced his whole wingnut family by saying "So all the families or all the soldiers who died based on a war based on bullshit...Who is going to answer for that?" It was a great moment.

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:43 PM

23. I was just about to say I think he likes to push your buttons, but you beat me to it!

Throw him off his game and agree with him on something like that, randomly, right out of the blue. See what happens. If nothing else, it'll give you a chuckle to see how he handles leading the way in a political discussion.

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:14 PM

17. That's why I married a militant liberal, lol

If I had married a Republican I would be dead by now. Or him. Definitely divorced!

Good luck, honey. You are better than I am!

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:33 PM

19. I feel you..

I'm in a "mixed" marraige too! Three steps forward, two back. But progress all the same. I either call one of my daughters (who I raised to think for themselves), or my dear sister to vent. And do the talking loudly thing too..haha

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:43 PM

22. You need a new husband

I cannot imagine being married to a republican. I can't even stand to be in the same room with them anymore. They are insufferable.

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Response to adigal (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:46 PM

24. Believe it or not, they're not all alike. Some have been left far behind by the party they knew.

They just can't understand or accept that, yet. It's our job to help them out. And to raise our kids to tease and mock them about politics whenever possible, and far outnumber them in the family in voting every election.

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:51 PM

26. Absolutely

Our kids are VERY liberal, my husband's family is VERY Republican so we have fun together (sometimes) I try to keep it as light hearted as possible and we stay away from heavy topics for the good of the family, so our political arguments tend to be more or less fairly good natured most of the time LOL!

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:50 PM

25. As an aside, last night Mittens told everyone that Tig-Tag-Tuck and the rest of his brood are

habitual liars, so no doubt the stories of Mitt's compassion is just more mendacity from the Utah's Lyin'est Family.

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Response to beac (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:54 PM

27. True!

wonderful folks the Romneys

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:06 AM

29. Damn.

Has he always been like this? It seems like marriage would be almost impossible if you didn't agree on most political issues. For instance if you both do the political compass quiz your dots should be pretty close too each other's when its over. Anyway good luck, I hope you can somehow fix him. I have the same problem with my mom, who still thinks Obama is a Muslim. I love her but for shit's sake politics can never come up or my head explodes.

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:19 AM

30. So if they all lie all the time, how does he decide who to vote for??


Sometimes people get so cynical they paint themselves into a corner...

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:51 AM

31. I can understand why you got upset. .

I think your husband didn't fully grasp the moral difference between what Obama and Romney were saying. Romney was bullshitting, using the "Gish Gallop" http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251120949 ; Obama like wasn't fully accurate in what he was saying, but was nowhere near "lying". I'd have thrown a pillow at your husband!

The "Gish Gallop" is saying so much bullshit in such a short time frame that your opponent doesn't know where to begin to refute it all.

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Response to Robyn66 (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:27 AM

33. Sending you (((hugs))). I used to be married to someone like that. It's tough.

You just have to learn to let it go in one ear and out the other.

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