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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 06:17 PM
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66. Thanks. It's a bummer.
It has strained family relationships more than one could imagine.
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  -How many DU'ers have long time friends/family who are RW'ers? mnhtnbb  Aug-20-11 12:14 PM   #0 
  - Keep talking and making rational arguments. So not expect all  OHdem10   Aug-20-11 12:25 PM   #1 
  - In this case, the friend's post was directly aimed at me. I was told  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:30 PM   #3 
     - I would have cut them off a long time ago. Ungrateful shits.  demosincebirth   Aug-20-11 12:51 PM   #16 
     - Seems very ungrateful and patronizing.  Darth_Kitten   Aug-20-11 07:18 PM   #70 
     - Respond in kind....  Darth_Kitten   Aug-20-11 07:16 PM   #69 
     - That's grounds for ending a relationship in my book.  GoCubsGo   Aug-21-11 08:53 AM   #101 
  - I do  Populist_Prole   Aug-20-11 12:30 PM   #2 
  - It is sad.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:33 PM   #5 
  - I gave up, bud. Over 6 years ago, after they trashed John Kerry over his medals.  Major Hogwash   Aug-20-11 12:33 PM   #4 
  - There was a picture of a woman--holding a book critical of Kerry at the Repub  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:39 PM   #9 
  - It is sad. I'm not very close to my sister because her  Lint Head   Aug-20-11 12:35 PM   #6 
  - I have a sister married to a Rushbot and my brother  Mojorabbit   Aug-20-11 02:24 PM   #52 
     - So sorry, Mojorabbit.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 06:15 PM   #65 
  - Yes, many  treestar   Aug-20-11 12:35 PM   #7 
  - I do - several of them and it's been ALL of our lives together.  patrice   Aug-20-11 12:37 PM   #8 
  - this is really good advice  dana_b   Aug-20-11 12:43 PM   #10 
  - I try to tell them that my challenge is my invitation to strength & I accept the same from them ...  patrice   Aug-20-11 12:53 PM   #18 
     - I hear what you are saying  dana_b   Aug-20-11 01:07 PM   #22 
        - That's probably the best thing to do for the friendship, 'cause, at least where I come from, friends  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:10 PM   #24 
        - See, that's the thing. What is it with insults?  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:29 PM   #30 
           - to make them feel better about themselves?  dana_b   Aug-20-11 02:10 PM   #48 
              - I think you're right. It's a game to see who can out insult whom. That's why she liked  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 06:14 PM   #64 
  - For the time being  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:43 PM   #11 
     - That's a hard thing to experience - a valuable emotional relationship either changes or isn't what  patrice   Aug-20-11 12:49 PM   #14 
        - I think that she is no longer the person I thought she was.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:52 PM   #17 
  - My best friend who is 73 & like a father to me bleeds Republican.  elocs   Aug-20-11 12:45 PM   #12 
  - This wasn't even politics this time. It was about healthy diet. I suspect  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 12:49 PM   #15 
  - My father, in fact.  Lizzie Poppet   Aug-20-11 12:48 PM   #13 
  - I was blessed with a Labor-visionary father. He always expressed admiration for people who could  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:04 PM   #21 
  - I think you and your dad's idea of balance between socialism and capitalism is the best solution. nt  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:08 PM   #23 
  - My entire social circle consists of lifelong friends. Most I met in elementary school.  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-20-11 12:56 PM   #19 
  - I exum them.  DocMac   Aug-20-11 01:01 PM   #20 
  - A couple  Mz Pip   Aug-20-11 01:17 PM   #25 
  - My sisters and their husbands are RW.  Curmudgeoness   Aug-20-11 01:18 PM   #26 
  - You can hide things she posts on FB so that only direct writes on your wall show up.  Pholus   Aug-20-11 01:21 PM   #27 
     - I have eliminated her posts from showing up on my feed and  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:27 PM   #29 
     - OK, it is time for you to have a time out.  Curmudgeoness   Aug-20-11 01:37 PM   #35 
        - LOL, curmudgeoness. It's true. I'll bet she spent time during her  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:55 PM   #42 
     - I did hide all her game bullshit, but if I did the hiding all of it,  Curmudgeoness   Aug-20-11 01:43 PM   #37 
  - Don't we all?  rustydog   Aug-20-11 01:24 PM   #28 
  - My BIL's mom is sort of a church lady and somewhat conservative  kestrel91316   Aug-20-11 01:30 PM   #31 
  - I have both family and friends  Tallulah   Aug-20-11 01:34 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-20-11 01:34 PM   #33 
  - Don't ask  TheCowsCameHome   Aug-20-11 01:36 PM   #34 
  - Sorry, Cows, it must be bad!  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 01:57 PM   #43 
     - Thanks. It's a bummer.  TheCowsCameHome   Aug-20-11 06:17 PM   #66 
  - This is the reason I hardly ever do anything on fb... similar reasons  MrMickeysMom   Aug-20-11 01:42 PM   #36 
  - But see, that's the thing. At one time I thought we were quite  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:00 PM   #46 
     - You weren't fooled, and she probably hasn't changed a lot..  MrMickeysMom   Aug-20-11 03:15 PM   #55 
        - You're right. She has changed a lot. Hubby and I were just  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:56 PM   #60 
  - oh boy...  handmade34   Aug-20-11 01:48 PM   #38 
  - I think you're right about the human element--the face to face discussion--  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:02 PM   #47 
  - I have a few...  derby378   Aug-20-11 01:49 PM   #39 
  - I'd start with this approach:  Lorien   Aug-20-11 01:52 PM   #40 
  - Excellent, EXCELLENT advice. Talk issues. AVOID catch-phrases & cliches of any kind.  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:58 PM   #44 
  - That's really interesting clip. The discussion started  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:14 PM   #49 
     - From what I've heard Paula Deen is a liberal ... I wonder if your friend  Raine   Aug-20-11 09:09 PM   #73 
        - I don't think she's a liberal. She was being interviewed on Fox  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 11:12 PM   #77 
           - DARN, I thought I someone on DU said she was a liberal  Raine   Aug-21-11 02:26 AM   #84 
  - Have you found an opportunity to offer authentic positive comments about anything you can?  patrice   Aug-20-11 01:54 PM   #41 
  - 100%of my posts on this friends wall are upbeat, positive, reinforcing  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:18 PM   #50 
  - One of my best friends is a Bachmann-loving teabagger.  Xithras   Aug-20-11 01:59 PM   #45 
  - See, I know about her politics. The thing with the Bourdain/Paula Deen  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 02:21 PM   #51 
  - Some slack-jawed cousins.  Jakes Progress   Aug-20-11 02:31 PM   #53 
  - I do!  a la izquierda   Aug-20-11 02:38 PM   #54 
  - Condolences on the family. I was the black sheep, but my  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:50 PM   #58 
     - Ick!  a la izquierda   Aug-20-11 08:53 PM   #72 
  - Just had a discussion about all this with hubby who thinks  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:44 PM   #56 
  - my sister and her family are all RW  trueblue2007   Aug-20-11 04:49 PM   #57 
  - My husband's family are all RW.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 04:53 PM   #59 
  - I'm going to give you 2 perspectives  Hydra   Aug-20-11 05:02 PM   #61 
  - Thanks for your comments. I like the last sentence: The truth needs no advocate. It simply is.  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 06:13 PM   #63 
  - I live in the suburbs of Houston and work in the oil industry  FreeJoe   Aug-20-11 05:17 PM   #62 
  - I don't have time to waste on Fascists.  ShockediSay   Aug-20-11 06:33 PM   #67 
  - All my relatives are repugs but we get along fine  Raine   Aug-20-11 06:56 PM   #68 
  - My best friend is a conservative.  white_wolf   Aug-20-11 07:18 PM   #71 
  - Sure do.  H2O Man   Aug-20-11 09:12 PM   #74 
  - Never..  AsahinaKimi   Aug-20-11 09:19 PM   #75 
  - Thanks for everyone's comments  mnhtnbb   Aug-20-11 10:46 PM   #76 
     - Good for you. Like ripping off a bandage. No need to prolong anxiety  Populist_Prole   Aug-21-11 12:07 AM   #81 
     - I don't understand your statement.. was this directed at me?  AsahinaKimi   Aug-21-11 12:20 AM   #83 
        - Sorry, it was late, meant to make it the last post not in response to you.  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:43 AM   #89 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-20-11 11:13 PM   #78 
  - Spot me, because I'm one of them  Populist_Prole   Aug-21-11 12:16 AM   #82 
  - oh my  bonecrusher3k   Aug-20-11 11:24 PM   #79 
  - My Family(Mother, Brother, Niece are very right wing  donheld   Aug-21-11 12:01 AM   #80 
  - So sorry. I'm so glad I no longer have to worry about walking on  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:48 AM   #90 
  - i used to work with a guy who is probably a foaming-at-the-mouth teabagger now  noiretextatique   Aug-21-11 02:33 AM   #85 
  - It really is a waste of breath, isn't it?  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:50 AM   #91 
     - yes...this a quote from a tea party supporter who was interviewed by a NYT reporter  noiretextatique   Aug-21-11 08:42 PM   #104 
  - Grandparents on my dad's side.  Bladian   Aug-21-11 02:33 AM   #86 
  - Ignorant and proud of it. It's just amazing, isn't it?  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 06:51 AM   #92 
  - When dealing with the anti-intellectual "I have to feel it" types, you have got to make them feel it  McCamy Taylor   Aug-21-11 02:34 AM   #87 
  - Lives far, far, FAR away.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-21-11 02:38 AM   #88 
  - Tell them that they're acting like the very "elitist Manhattanites" they claim to hate...  JHB   Aug-21-11 06:56 AM   #93 
  - my dear 89-year-old Aunt Betty is an absolutely CRAZY right-wing fundamentalist  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-21-11 07:07 AM   #94 
  - Besides no amount of information, logic or empirical data will ever influence her thinking one  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 08:26 AM   #97 
     - Here's an article about the study I mentioned  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 08:34 AM   #98 
  - My MIL and her husband  eilen   Aug-21-11 08:20 AM   #95 
  - I just want to say one thing on behalf of Paula Deen...  XanaDUer   Aug-21-11 08:24 AM   #96 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-21-11 08:42 AM   #99 
  - My idiot brother  GoCubsGo   Aug-21-11 08:43 AM   #100 
  - I have this problem with so many people in my life I don't know where to begin.  TNLib   Aug-21-11 09:02 AM   #102 
  - Because of a comment on another thread I looked up when Fox News started: 1996  mnhtnbb   Aug-21-11 09:47 AM   #103 
  - My wife calls herself a conservative Republican.  Aristus   Aug-21-11 08:50 PM   #105 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-21-11 09:32 PM   #106 
  - Several cousins are pretty strong RW.  GreenStormCloud   Aug-22-11 07:58 PM   #107 

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