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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 03:50 PM
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2. As odd as it seems, political arguments aren't won with words
they are won with emotions.

You can turn a person from "them" into "us" by emotional/irrational means but you can NEVER win an argument.

Once a person wants to be "us" they adopt whatever world view is required.
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  -Have you ever had a family member get converted by a boyfriend/girlfriend? quinnox  Nov-21-11 03:47 PM   #0 
  - How old is the relative?  treestar   Nov-21-11 03:49 PM   #1 
  - lets just say a mature adult over 30  quinnox   Nov-21-11 03:51 PM   #5 
     - It's strange to go from liberal to conservative  treestar   Nov-21-11 04:34 PM   #12 
        - I think it's quite common for people to get more conservative with age  RZM   Nov-21-11 09:23 PM   #18 
           - Interesting, though it could be the generation  treestar   Nov-22-11 08:41 AM   #21 
              - On a basic level, I think it's more about life  RZM   Nov-22-11 06:13 PM   #25 
  - As odd as it seems, political arguments aren't won with words  HereSince1628   Nov-21-11 03:50 PM   #2 
  - Not that I know of  atreides1   Nov-21-11 03:50 PM   #3 
  - No, but my liberal, atheist friend married a conservative Christian.  ZombieHorde   Nov-21-11 03:51 PM   #4 
  - No, but I did turn my moderate-Republican husband into a Democrat.  Chorophyll   Nov-21-11 03:53 PM   #6 
  - so did i. he was a dem when i met him.  DesertFlower   Nov-21-11 03:55 PM   #7 
     - It's so strange to me that people can switch.  Chorophyll   Nov-21-11 08:23 PM   #14 
        - i grew up in a democratic family. my  DesertFlower   Nov-22-11 07:19 AM   #20 
  - My dad switched from GOP to Dem but gawd knows it had nothing to do with my mom  Hamlette   Nov-21-11 03:59 PM   #8 
  - Oldest brother  Peregrine   Nov-21-11 03:59 PM   #9 
  - No, but people do shift.  PETRUS   Nov-21-11 04:08 PM   #10 
  - My mother used to be a democrat  abelenkpe   Nov-21-11 04:17 PM   #11 
  - Yes, and it was brother-in-law converted my sister into  joeybee12   Nov-21-11 04:39 PM   #13 
  - Well, my sister and her husband are staunch Republicans,  RebelOne   Nov-21-11 08:39 PM   #15 
  - I've no evidence but I suspect  The Genealogist   Nov-21-11 08:40 PM   #16 
  - It can happen, particularly where the person hasn't developed their own take on things.  DirkGently   Nov-21-11 08:48 PM   #17 
  - If they are not very well informed, it could happen.  Cleita   Nov-21-11 09:31 PM   #19 
  - Shallow people often switch their beliefs for relationship reasons.  Odin2005   Nov-22-11 09:32 AM   #22 
  - If the strength of the individual's principles changes with his or her significant other, then ...  Selatius   Nov-22-11 09:41 AM   #23 
  - I've seen this a bunch of times  firehorse   Nov-22-11 09:45 AM   #24 
  - One of my ex-partners was an Ayn Rand fan.  Zorra   Nov-22-11 06:24 PM   #26 

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