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dems_rightnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-09 06:51 PM
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15. I don't even know the party affiliation
of many of my friends. We speak of many things, but rarely politics. In fact, I could care less their political leanings.
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  -How do you feel about maintaining a friendship with a Republican? spooky3  Jan-01-09 06:41 PM   #0 
  - Hmm mmm. Avoid dat.  lonestarnot   Jan-01-09 06:43 PM   #1 
  - I don't judge my friends on party affiliation.  emilyg   Jan-01-09 06:43 PM   #2 
  - Second that. nt  Wwagsthedog   Jan-01-09 08:50 PM   #55 
  - Third that...  Bonn1997   Jan-03-09 04:13 PM   #110 
  - Political affiliation is a part of the picture, for me...  Orsino   Jan-02-09 08:29 AM   #77 
  - BS, It's beyond that.  Blarch   Jan-02-09 11:08 AM   #83 
  - Bu$h .. he's got Tim Russert eyes ..  DemoTex   Jan-03-09 09:49 AM   #98 
  - I think most Republicans don't know or believe that  Bonn1997   Jan-03-09 04:15 PM   #111 
  - When I looked at your title line quickly...  pipi_k   Jan-03-09 10:01 AM   #101 
  - It speaks volumes about a person's ideals and beliefs.  Forkboy   Jan-03-09 03:34 PM   #108 
  - I don't care....  jeff30997   Jan-01-09 06:44 PM   #3 
  - I'm so glad to meet someone else as shallow as me.  Vickers   Jan-01-09 07:12 PM   #31 
     - Lol,Hey, I'm more shallow than a Bush IQ test !!!  jeff30997   Jan-01-09 07:15 PM   #35 
        - Hell yeah! Dude, wait'll you see my bewbies...  Vickers   Jan-02-09 12:17 AM   #63 
           - Hey,hey hey..  jeff30997   Jan-02-09 09:53 AM   #78 
  - Avoid 100% They are not deserving of the air they breath.  Xenotime   Jan-01-09 06:45 PM   #4 
  - seek help. if you believe that, you need it. sick.  cali   Jan-02-09 09:55 AM   #79 
  - I do not forget the horseshit I heard come out of people's mouths, or who they were  ThomWV   Jan-01-09 06:45 PM   #5 
  - That depends on how much of a political loon you or they are.  chucktaylor   Jan-01-09 06:47 PM   #6 
  - Doesn't seem to me like it would be much of a problem  fishwax   Jan-01-09 06:47 PM   #7 
  - sorry, no can do  shanti   Jan-01-09 06:47 PM   #8 
  - Nothing will ever change if we surround ourselves with those of like mind.  patriotvoice   Jan-01-09 06:47 PM   #9 
  - Best/thoughtful answer, imo  Mind_your_head   Jan-01-09 07:35 PM   #42 
  - I have some Republican friends. I simply don't talk politics with them.  katandmoon   Jan-01-09 06:48 PM   #10 
  - As long as they're housebroken and behave themselves  gratuitous   Jan-01-09 06:48 PM   #11 
  - Absolutely, I refused to see my bil last summer because of this exact same problem!  CTyankee   Jan-01-09 06:58 PM   #21 
  - I would say give them a chance...  MadMaddie   Jan-01-09 06:50 PM   #12 
  - At this point in time, identifying with Republicans indicates that a person has character issues  depakid   Jan-01-09 06:50 PM   #13 
  - I have no problem with it  gravity   Jan-01-09 06:51 PM   #14 
  - I don't even know the party affiliation  dems_rightnow   Jan-01-09 06:51 PM   #15 
  - I have some repub friends.  bluedeminredstate   Jan-01-09 06:52 PM   #16 
  - I have lots of Republican friends  Wetzelbill   Jan-01-09 06:52 PM   #17 
  - I'm friends with can't let poltics get in the way.  ileus   Jan-01-09 06:53 PM   #18 
  - All my friends are people who I have something in common with.........  Azimov   Jan-01-09 06:54 PM   #19 
  - "Conservatives" are unfortunately Born that way.. it isn't a Choice, they lack 'Fluidity' in their  sam sarrha   Jan-01-09 06:57 PM   #20 
  - Then turn your friend into a simple acquaintance. Friends, by nature, are small in number.  Selatius   Jan-01-09 07:00 PM   #22 
  - I don't have republican friends. It's a personal choice.  Blue State Native   Jan-01-09 07:01 PM   #23 
  - I cut loose my last Republicker friend right after Katrina. n/t  IanDB1   Jan-01-09 07:03 PM   #24 
  - I've told them all to go fuck them selves. n/t  L0oniX   Jan-01-09 07:03 PM   #25 
  - Friendships are established through common interests;  jedr   Jan-01-09 07:04 PM   #26 
  - Anyone who chooses friends based on political orientation is misguided.  Buzz Clik   Jan-01-09 07:05 PM   #27 
  - Half the world I don't want to associate with. So no problem there.  Blue State Native   Jan-01-09 07:13 PM   #32 
  - The fucked in the brain half  DoctorMyEyes   Jan-01-09 07:57 PM   #46 
  - I just disassociated myself from two close relatives  kristopher   Jan-02-09 01:09 AM   #66 
  - Closer to two and a half percent of the world, but yeah  Posteritatis   Jan-02-09 08:38 PM   #93 
     - Conservatives make up 2.5% of the world's population? Okaaaaay....  Buzz Clik   Jan-03-09 09:39 AM   #97 
  - I have several republican friends  madokie   Jan-01-09 07:09 PM   #28 
  - Most of my friends are Republican  Believing_Is_Art   Jan-01-09 07:10 PM   #29 
  - With my republican friends, I've found  trayfoot   Jan-01-09 07:11 PM   #30 
  - Basically I am friends with those whom I share values. However,  Libertyfirst   Jan-01-09 07:14 PM   #33 
  - Thanks to everyone who responded - keep 'em coming!  spooky3   Jan-01-09 07:14 PM   #34 
  - I think putting politics above friendship is piggish.  Chi-Town voter   Jan-01-09 08:00 PM   #48 
     - +1 (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-02-09 08:40 PM   #94 
  - We have some republican leaning..  stillcool47   Jan-01-09 07:22 PM   #36 
  - I'm maintaining a happy marriage with a Republican, so nothing is impossible.  Aristus   Jan-01-09 07:24 PM   #37 
  - Who isn't pro life? Democrats aren't pro abortion, they are pro choice. Who can't understand that?  Blue State Native   Jan-01-09 07:32 PM   #39 
     - I agree 100%.  Aristus   Jan-01-09 07:40 PM   #44 
  - I find that I don't have enough in common with republicans  junofeb   Jan-01-09 07:25 PM   #38 
  - Part of friendship is respect and  hay rick   Jan-01-09 07:32 PM   #40 
  - not much choice in the matter  jljamison   Jan-01-09 07:35 PM   #41 
  - Maintaining? No Problem  Crisco   Jan-01-09 07:37 PM   #43 
  - It's not about party but personal politics  MartyL   Jan-01-09 07:40 PM   #45 
  - Exactly!  DoctorMyEyes   Jan-01-09 07:59 PM   #47 
  - I had a Republican friend...  backscatter712   Jan-01-09 08:03 PM   #49 
  - He's taken a step in the right direction  socialdemocrat1981   Jan-01-09 08:05 PM   #50 
  - If you judge your friendships and relationships  Mudoria   Jan-01-09 08:07 PM   #51 
  - most of the people i work with are republicans  w8liftinglady   Jan-01-09 08:08 PM   #52 
  - I've severed ties with at least two former friends...  liam_laddie   Jan-01-09 08:19 PM   #53 
  - I cannot and will not associate with willfully ignorant people, period  lynyrd_skynyrd   Jan-01-09 08:30 PM   #54 
  - Shoot, I'm surrounded by them. I have no choice  Ishoutandscream2   Jan-01-09 08:51 PM   #56 
  - I reconnected with an old friend a year & a half ago only to find out she's a rethug.  TheGoldenRule   Jan-01-09 08:52 PM   #57 
  - Life's too short  tabasco   Jan-01-09 08:58 PM   #58 
  - My friendships are not based on politics.  genevat   Jan-01-09 09:21 PM   #59 
  - i don't think you can base a friendship entirely on political ideology  sundog   Jan-01-09 09:23 PM   #60 
  - hey when its your own mom you have to talk to her :) nt  Mari333   Jan-01-09 09:36 PM   #61 
  - Republicans aren't all neocons.  ElboRuum   Jan-01-09 09:46 PM   #62 
  - hardcore repubs don't want to be friends with Libs  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-02-09 12:19 AM   #64 
  - Hell, I barely can maintain a relationship with my Republican FAMILY members and  bertman   Jan-02-09 12:46 AM   #65 
  - It's possible to find common ground with those different from you.  fortyfeetunder   Jan-02-09 01:15 AM   #67 
  - I don't stay friends with Repukes.  Perragrande   Jan-02-09 01:36 AM   #68 
  - I only knew one person that was a republican...he was my boss  firedupdem   Jan-02-09 01:39 AM   #69 
  - I have nothing in common with those folks so there's no basis for a friendship.  sfexpat2000   Jan-02-09 01:40 AM   #70 
  - If you like him, then of course you should be friends.  dorkulon   Jan-02-09 01:44 AM   #71 
  - Life's too short.  LynnTheDem   Jan-02-09 02:20 AM   #72 
  - they are trying at least. and not everything in life is life-or-death politics.  NuttyFluffers   Jan-02-09 02:59 AM   #73 
  - bigotry against at least one group IS part of the value difference  spooky3   Jan-03-09 02:33 PM   #107 
  - Life is too short and the world is too small to be so narrow  Number23   Jan-02-09 03:15 AM   #74 
  - Discuss values you have in common instead of specific policies? n/t  eridani   Jan-02-09 04:25 AM   #75 
  - thanks for the additional replies  spooky3   Jan-02-09 08:04 AM   #76 
  - There are times when it is frustrating  Echos Myron   Jan-02-09 10:11 AM   #80 
  - Party affiliation is one factor among many. And there are different kinds of Republicans.  closeupready   Jan-02-09 10:49 AM   #81 
  - It should be illegal to be Republican.  deaniac21   Jan-02-09 11:03 AM   #82 
  - I'm dating a republican  MsTryska   Jan-02-09 03:37 PM   #84 
  - Repubicans are human, too.  Brgotn   Jan-02-09 06:18 PM   #85 
  - I can't -- Republican values (or should I say, "lack-of") are a deal-breaker for me. . nt  Genevieve   Jan-02-09 06:23 PM   #86 
  - I hear ya! We have nothing in common, plus, the ones I've  Fire1   Jan-02-09 07:57 PM   #89 
  - I'm married to a Republican  spinbaby   Jan-02-09 06:26 PM   #87 
  - I'm apoilitical when it comes to friendships.  Kaleva   Jan-02-09 07:14 PM   #88 
  - I don't deal with Republicans or Libertarians.  Naturyl   Jan-02-09 08:10 PM   #90 
  - Sure  rexthedestroyer   Jan-02-09 08:19 PM   #91 
  - My social circle has remained essentially the same for about 35 years.  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-02-09 08:36 PM   #92 
  - It depends on how strongly you identify yourself by party affiliation.  Flatulo   Jan-02-09 08:51 PM   #95 
  - Delete - dupe.  Flatulo   Jan-02-09 08:51 PM   #96 
  - Republicans Are People Like Anyone Else. I'd Say Asking The Question The Way You Did Is More Of  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-03-09 09:50 AM   #99 
  - I have friends who are  pipi_k   Jan-03-09 09:59 AM   #100 
  - I'm sorry, but I keep anybody of that ilk at a distance.  nathan hale   Jan-03-09 10:16 AM   #102 
  - I have one republican friend  norepubsin08   Jan-03-09 10:22 AM   #103 
  - Who has perfect friends?  aikoaiko   Jan-03-09 10:29 AM   #104 
  - Never have had any and will have any Republican friends...  santamargarita   Jan-03-09 10:39 AM   #105 
  - I have friends who are not of same political persuasion  johnlucas   Jan-03-09 12:05 PM   #106 
  - I have no use for them as friends.  Forkboy   Jan-03-09 03:36 PM   #109 

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