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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:13 PM

4. Believe Me

 

I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 200+ emails that we exchanged since I was introduced to this guy back in August via email from our common friend in San Diego and all the efforts to engage this republican in any sort of a dialogue of FACTS was always like driving my car into a brick wall.

I was raised in a household in Orange County California where my parents and grandparents attempted to indoctrinate me that Barry Goldwater was going to be America's savor, that John Kennedy was the devil reincarnated and I can still hear my beloved Father telling my children that they were going to be reading in their history books that Richard Nixon was going to go down in history as one of America's greatest Presidents and that it would be proven that he was not a crook! When I returned from Vietnam and cast my very first vote for George McGovern my family said that my time served in the military had turned me into a "hippie" and that I must have "smoked too much dope" while I was in the Nam. Suffice it to say that I am living proof that not all of us "old white 60 something dudes" are going to march to the music of the republican party of today or yesterday.

I learned years ago when attempting to "convert" my beloved Father into seeing things in a more clear and rational way that it would be a effort in futility so yes engaging this "40 something" repuke from Janesville that I was introduced to via email by a dem buddy in San Diego did become a good laugh for me over these past few months, in a sad way he replaced my Dad as someone I could banter back and forth with after my Dad passed away in '07 shortly after he had to watch President Obama place his hand on the bible and take the oath of office.

They say a constant drop of water wears a hole in the hardest of stones my friend and I'm glad you've had some success in that but for me I've yet to ever be able to talk any sense into a repukelican with either logic or humor.
Peace Out!

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