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Papagoose Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 06:56 AM
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64. I don't avoid the relatives, I avoid political discussion
Family comes before politics for me - and I try very hard to keep politics out of it when I'm with my family. My Mom is a registered Republican, but openly admits that George Bush is the worst President ever (she voted for him twice). If you go through the issues with her, she sides Democrat about 90% of the time, yet votes Republican. I expect her to vote for McCain and then complain about how bad he is if he wins. My brother is a wannabe redneck - calls Bush a hero - thinks the Republicans are going to "kick some terrorist ass" - won't vote for Barack Hussein Osama and all that BS.

It's not much easier at friends and neighbors. Living in NW Georgia, Democrats are very far and few between. I just had a neighbor who I don't even know very well come over on Saturday and ask me to remove the Obama bumper sticker from my car. He told me that someone might break a window or key the car. I'm taking him at his word that he was just acting out of concern - I'm pretty sure he wasn't threatening me or at least I hope!
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  -Do you avoid Repug relatives? La Coliniere  May-11-08 03:00 PM   #0 
  - Don't have any  benddem   May-11-08 03:05 PM   #1 
  - Nor do I. Aren't we lucky?  Libby2   May-11-08 03:06 PM   #3 
  - don't have any. being an orphan does have its advantages  niyad   May-11-08 03:06 PM   #2 
  - i moved to an eastern state  barbtries   May-11-08 03:10 PM   #4 
  - My immediate family members  La Coliniere   May-11-08 03:14 PM   #6 
  - Many of my relatives on both sides are either gone or they live far away.  calimary   May-11-08 04:29 PM   #17 
  - No, now it's obama supporters.  juajen   May-11-08 03:10 PM   #5 
  - Bullshit  depakid   May-11-08 03:22 PM   #8 
     - Sorry but  notfullofit   May-11-08 04:44 PM   #19 
        - That's an individual choice  depakid   May-11-08 06:03 PM   #21 
           - I guess some  notfullofit   May-11-08 07:29 PM   #24 
              - Has little to do with how close families are or aren't  depakid   May-11-08 07:38 PM   #26 
              - Lucky for you  Generic Brad   May-11-08 10:48 PM   #42 
                 - O_o  sudopod   May-11-08 11:05 PM   #45 
  - YES!!!  OwnedByFerrets   May-11-08 03:21 PM   #7 
  - i really only have one, i would avoid him if he were liberal instead of a conservative.  chimpsrsmarter   May-11-08 03:24 PM   #9 
  - I avoid politics with them  Juche   May-11-08 03:37 PM   #10 
  - well, yes largely  mitchtv   May-11-08 03:38 PM   #11 
  - not at all  mdmc   May-11-08 03:51 PM   #12 
  - Nope.  mutley_r_us   May-11-08 03:55 PM   #13 
  - Yep, I avoid those holiday family functions like the plague..  hwmnbn   May-11-08 04:02 PM   #14 
  - My brother and his wife are die-hard Republicans. I used to make the  mnhtnbb   May-11-08 04:09 PM   #15 
  - Mostly Where politics are concerned.  SalmonChantedEvening   May-11-08 04:11 PM   #16 
  - Yup.  junofeb   May-11-08 04:32 PM   #18 
  - I avoid my son because he chose a different path...and I would just be  angstlessk   May-11-08 05:23 PM   #20 
  - How sad. nt  notfullofit   May-11-08 07:27 PM   #23 
  - Strangely the "Christians" are the most judgmental bunch  MartyL   May-11-08 07:41 PM   #27 
  - Nope, because I don't have any--honestly, I don't. nt  blondeatlast   May-11-08 07:24 PM   #22 
  - Yes. Brother voting for McDrain. Haven't talked since.  lonestarnot   May-11-08 07:30 PM   #25 
  - The last time I saw a relative they were racing out of my driveway  MartyL   May-11-08 07:48 PM   #28 
  - I avoid all Repugs. I refuse to give the small business owners my business  HughMoran   May-11-08 08:05 PM   #29 
  - I tell them how I feel.  Blarch   May-11-08 08:22 PM   #30 
  - Nonviolent civil disobedience  sudopod   May-11-08 11:10 PM   #48 
     - So...  Blarch   May-12-08 06:06 AM   #60 
  - I'm moving in with them this summer. My dad is a RW Repub. My mom has  NC_Nurse   May-11-08 08:27 PM   #31 
  - Oh Dear. Come home to DU when it gets too hard to bear upstairs. Hugs to you nt  Ilsa   May-11-08 10:02 PM   #34 
  - Thank you, Sweetie!  NC_Nurse   May-11-08 10:27 PM   #39 
  - YOU  sudopod   May-11-08 11:11 PM   #49 
  - I don't have any...  Blue_In_AK   May-11-08 09:59 PM   #32 
  - Yeah, I have an unle about 600 miles away that no longer has my email.  Ilsa   May-11-08 10:00 PM   #33 
  - indeed  Anarchy in Detroit   May-11-08 10:05 PM   #35 
  - Yes  LucyParsons   May-11-08 10:08 PM   #36 
  - I think I have the best story!  Renaissance Man   May-11-08 10:14 PM   #37 
  - Abortion rocks! Kill em all!  Anarchy in Detroit   May-11-08 10:42 PM   #40 
  - And if your mother aborted you?  Useful Idiot   May-12-08 05:19 AM   #55 
  - Great story!  whereismyparty   May-11-08 10:53 PM   #43 
  - I love my family too much. I would never turn my back on them for their shortcomings. :-)  whereismyparty   May-11-08 10:18 PM   #38 
  - Sad to say, yes...  Hobarticus   May-11-08 10:42 PM   #41 
  - No  XOKCowboy   May-11-08 10:55 PM   #44 
  - I avoid the apolitical. n/t  tuckessee   May-11-08 11:06 PM   #46 
  - Yes  graywarrior   May-11-08 11:07 PM   #47 
  - Not at all.  hughee99   May-11-08 11:16 PM   #50 
  - i know exactly how you feel  nadinbrzezinski   May-11-08 11:17 PM   #51 
  - I do the best I can to avoid the repiggies in the family.  Kool Kitty   May-12-08 01:06 AM   #52 
  - yes too many are repugs  pfitz59   May-12-08 01:32 AM   #53 
  - I have relatives on both sides and in my case.....  Mike Daniels   May-12-08 04:50 AM   #54 
  - Yes, I do.  undeterred   May-12-08 05:25 AM   #56 
  - Silly and immature  Useful Idiot   May-12-08 05:27 AM   #57 
  - Because you say it is? Speaking of silly...  babylonsister   May-12-08 07:06 AM   #66 
  - I could never stay away  Maureen1322   May-12-08 05:47 AM   #58 
  - Yes, I have a whole family full of 'Pug relatives  MadHound   May-12-08 06:04 AM   #59 
  - Not since they all died mysteriously...  Perry Logan   May-12-08 06:32 AM   #61 
  - No, I rub their noses in the shit every time they complain about high gas prices,  notadmblnd   May-12-08 06:45 AM   #62 
  - It would be impossible to  treestar   May-12-08 06:51 AM   #63 
  - I don't avoid the relatives, I avoid political discussion  Papagoose   May-12-08 06:56 AM   #64 
  - We only have a few extended ones who are, so they're very easy to avoid yr round  Echo In Light   May-12-08 06:58 AM   #65 
  - No...  Dorian Gray   May-12-08 07:10 AM   #67 
  - Not at all. Still my family and if we have disagreements about  Mudoria   May-12-08 07:38 AM   #68 
  - No. But I do avoid talking politics with them.  No Surrender   May-12-08 07:43 AM   #69 
  - Like the plague. n/t  Jamastiene   May-12-08 07:53 AM   #70 
  - I have one Born-Again Christian relative, She isn't allowed to know my phone number. NT  baby_mouse   May-12-08 07:58 AM   #71 

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