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Papagoose Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 07:56 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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