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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 10:58 PM
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37. My mom was liberal, got crazy religious, went right, and now is left again.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-11 10:59 PM by liberalmuse
She loves President Obama, even though she voted for Bush twice. My sister and I had been telling her the truth for years, and one day, when the 'torture' scandal came out, she was so appalled that she questioned everything. Religion is almost as bad as meth for some people.

My dad died many years ago, but I do remember his Nixon 'Tricky Dick' watch, LOL.
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  -Your parents: Left or right? Mendocino  Jan-28-11 10:15 PM   #0 
  - one right. one left. my dad, the right voted obama, first dem. neither are bigots. both good  seabeyond   Jan-28-11 10:18 PM   #1 
  - You would think that getting older would soften  Mendocino   Jan-28-11 10:41 PM   #24 
  - Are your parents on Social Security and Medicare?  The Wielding Truth   Jan-29-11 12:44 AM   #66 
     - Yes  Mendocino   Jan-29-11 12:51 AM   #69 
  - My dad,Eisenhower Repub..last action was voting for Obama.  w8liftinglady   Jan-28-11 11:12 PM   #42 
     - See my post #86.......nt  Enthusiast   Jan-29-11 07:19 AM   #87 
  - My mom is very liberal - my dad ended up that way  NRaleighLiberal   Jan-28-11 10:19 PM   #2 
  - My parents WERE Republicans...not any more.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jan-28-11 10:21 PM   #3 
  - My dad was a Roosevelt Democrat  Blue_In_AK   Jan-28-11 10:23 PM   #4 
  - Thank You.  Mendocino   Jan-28-11 10:56 PM   #34 
  - Mom - left. Mom's family - very left. Dad - center. Dad's family - very right.  Initech   Jan-28-11 10:23 PM   #5 
  - One of each. But my dad was a rational Republican  EFerrari   Jan-28-11 10:23 PM   #6 
  - me,too. Mine still had a sense of decency for the poor and the sick  w8liftinglady   Jan-28-11 11:14 PM   #43 
  - Both are Democrats  melman   Jan-28-11 10:23 PM   #7 
  - Both were Left!  burrowowl   Jan-28-11 10:24 PM   #8 
  - Well, we like YOU better! You overcame tough obstacles and odds!  gateley   Jan-28-11 10:25 PM   #9 
  - I think my dad is a prodigy of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Mendocino   Jan-28-11 11:05 PM   #39 
     - That sounds like mine! On my BIRTHDAY phone conversation with him today he  Zoeisright   Jan-28-11 11:21 PM   #47 
     - I'm sure he isn't the only on from that side that feels that way. And they can  gateley   Jan-29-11 12:09 AM   #54 
  - My parents were slightly to the left of the John Birch Society  ladym55   Jan-28-11 10:26 PM   #10 
  - My father is a Socialist like me...  FarLeftRage   Jan-28-11 10:26 PM   #11 
  - Mine were correct.  undeterred   Jan-28-11 10:26 PM   #12 
  - WAAAAY Left, I'm happy to say. nt  blondeatlast   Jan-28-11 10:27 PM   # 
  - Parents  AsahinaKimi   Jan-28-11 10:27 PM   #13 
  - Father Conservative & Mother Liberal/Green. Possibly why they divorced when I was 14  Turborama   Jan-28-11 10:27 PM   #14 
  - True blue for both  taught_me_patience   Jan-28-11 10:28 PM   #15 
  - Dead.  valerief   Jan-28-11 10:28 PM   #16 
  - Left. But one of them voted for Reagan.  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-28-11 10:29 PM   #17 
  - my dad is far right (except on reproductive rights) -- my mom isn't easily defined that way  fishwax   Jan-28-11 10:31 PM   #18 
  - Let's See Here...  catabryna   Jan-28-11 10:32 PM   #19 
  - Left.  applegrove   Jan-28-11 10:34 PM   #20 
  - Both parents lifelong Democrats  northoftheborder   Jan-28-11 10:35 PM   #21 
  - I don't remember my parents being very political  prole_for_peace   Jan-28-11 10:38 PM   #22 
  - FDR Democrats nt  madmax   Jan-28-11 10:40 PM   #23 
  - They were never really right wing  ohheckyeah   Jan-28-11 10:42 PM   #25 
  - When I first saw All In The Family I thought they based  doc03   Jan-28-11 10:44 PM   #26 
  - Right decades ago. Now, dem & independent (my assumption, based on voting and disdain for Fox).  demmiblue   Jan-28-11 10:45 PM   #27 
  - Kind of interesting. My Dad is a Roosevelt Democrat who has voted Democrat his entire life.  madinmaryland   Jan-28-11 10:48 PM   #28 
  - Mine never voted Republican. They were products of Roosevelt's  mmonk   Jan-28-11 10:48 PM   #29 
  - mom's a yellow dog, dad's a puke (in every way). i'm to the left of both of them.  AlabamaLibrul   Jan-28-11 10:48 PM   #30 
  - Left, mostly  Karia   Jan-28-11 10:49 PM   #31 
  - Liberal Republicans  AndyTiedye   Jan-28-11 10:53 PM   #32 
  - My mom died six years ago. She worshipped FDR and  kas125   Jan-28-11 10:54 PM   #33 
  - Dad--far right. Mom--centrist, leaning left.  vikegirl   Jan-28-11 10:56 PM   #35 
  - I don't know. I never asked and they never told me.  Kaleva   Jan-28-11 10:58 PM   #36 
  - My mother (aged 85) told me last week  frazzled   Jan-28-11 10:58 PM   # 
  - My mom was liberal, got crazy religious, went right, and now is left again.  liberalmuse   Jan-28-11 10:58 PM   #37 
  - My family is all Democrats, but...  immoderate   Jan-28-11 11:02 PM   #38 
  - My mother is an unreconstructed, proud, unashamed Kennedy liberal.  Aristus   Jan-28-11 11:06 PM   #40 
  - Dad was left....estranged mother is radical left.  Lucky Luciano   Jan-28-11 11:11 PM   #41 
  - They were pretty much center-left when I was a child.  TygrBright   Jan-28-11 11:16 PM   #44 
  - My dad leans right.  laundry_queen   Jan-28-11 11:16 PM   #45 
  - Both extreme right, unfortunately.  Zoeisright   Jan-28-11 11:19 PM   #46 
  - If I watched Beck and Billo today,  Mendocino   Jan-29-11 12:29 AM   #61 
  - Ordained Assemblies of God minister, was VERY far right. Now retired and has become  Fuzz   Jan-28-11 11:22 PM   #48 
  - Mine were Catholic, blue collar dems  pinboy3niner   Jan-28-11 11:23 PM   #49 
  - Kennedy Democrats!  Still Sensible   Jan-28-11 11:24 PM   #50 
  - Both left.  Lugnut   Jan-28-11 11:27 PM   #51 
  - Mom voted Rep. untill she saw the cops beating people in Chicago 1968.  Mojeoux   Jan-28-11 11:56 PM   #52 
  - they were neither, just apathetic. I convinced them both to vote Democratic last year, though.  AmandaMae   Jan-29-11 12:01 AM   #53 
  - Depressingly right.  Mariana   Jan-29-11 12:09 AM   #55 
  - That is why Colin Powell never ran  barbiegeek   Jan-29-11 09:43 AM   #91 
  - Very moderate. Conservative is some ways Progressive in other ways  pamela   Jan-29-11 12:11 AM   #56 
  - Parents are  vercetti2021   Jan-29-11 12:19 AM   #57 
  - I have a couple of military brothers . . . . It is good to respect limitations on some relationships  patrice   Jan-29-11 01:16 AM   #73 
  - Ended up solidly LEFT  Mopar151   Jan-29-11 12:19 AM   #58 
  - Mom comes from a politically liberal family and Dad was from an apolitical family.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-29-11 12:19 AM   #59 
  - Dad was a Democrat, mom was mostly apolitical.  Marr   Jan-29-11 12:24 AM   #60 
  - Whole family is left except for 2, both of whom aren't  NYC Liberal   Jan-29-11 12:32 AM   #62 
  - Father Social Democrat. Mother practically a Communist. n/t  Catherina   Jan-29-11 12:34 AM   #63 
  - mostly left-wing, but somewhat "traditional"  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Jan-29-11 12:43 AM   #64 
  - Rural families out of Arkansas & Oklahoma, Labor Populist Democrats, Left of Center on SocialJustice  patrice   Jan-29-11 12:43 AM   #65 
  - Left  Cali_Democrat   Jan-29-11 12:46 AM   #67 
  - Both parents were and are very democratic.  silver10   Jan-29-11 12:50 AM   #68 
  - Both Left  proud patriot   Jan-29-11 12:59 AM   #70 
  - Wow! You must be really be something, to come through that adversity so well!  patrice   Jan-29-11 01:09 AM   #71 
  - My parents were solid republicans - now Mom says she has about as much use for one as a  Maru Kitteh   Jan-29-11 01:14 AM   #72 
  - Mom Democrat, Dad Independent... however on social issues, conservative because  begin_within   Jan-29-11 01:48 AM   #74 
  - roosevelt dems  Hannah Bell   Jan-29-11 01:50 AM   #75 
  - Libertarian in the truest sense of the word.  distantearlywarning   Jan-29-11 02:04 AM   #76 
  - As far as I know my parents have always been registered as Democrats  csziggy   Jan-29-11 02:07 AM   #77 
  - Both Democrats since becoming citizens.  stevenleser   Jan-29-11 02:22 AM   #78 
  - Mom is very left, Dad was GOP but came to hate Reagan  Hamlette   Jan-29-11 02:33 AM   #79 
  - Both parents are on the right.  NuclearDem   Jan-29-11 03:25 AM   #80 
  - Both Dems  cali   Jan-29-11 03:47 AM   #81 
  - My parents were moderate repubs but ended up as very liberal Democrats  Raine   Jan-29-11 03:57 AM   #82 
  - Always remember my dad didn't want Blacks to move into our neighborhood, because it would hurt  pampango   Jan-29-11 04:49 AM   #83 
  - Extreme right wing Evangelical... need I say more?  NotThisTime   Jan-29-11 06:20 AM   #84 
  - Left  JustAnotherGen   Jan-29-11 06:25 AM   #85 
  - Interesting thread, Mendocino.  Enthusiast   Jan-29-11 07:15 AM   #86 
  - My mother is a hard core socialist, my stepdad voted Democrat.  hobbit709   Jan-29-11 07:21 AM   #88 
  - My parents were both avid right.  diddlysquat   Jan-29-11 08:54 AM   #89 
  - both left.  lonestarnot   Jan-29-11 08:57 AM   #90 
  - Dad's Socially liberal, Fiscally Moderate, and a little to the left of Lieberman on foreign policy  MadBadger   Jan-29-11 09:44 AM   #92 
  - Socialists  LiberalEsto   Jan-29-11 09:47 AM   #93 
  - Both very left  LeftishBrit   Jan-29-11 09:51 AM   #94 
  - Liberal - Very Liberal  otohara   Jan-29-11 10:06 AM   #95 
  - Center of center. About as centered as one can be.  ScreamingMeemie   Jan-29-11 10:07 AM   #96 
  - Orange County republicans  IDemo   Jan-29-11 10:07 AM   #97 
  - Moderate to Liberal  fascisthunter   Jan-29-11 10:10 AM   #98 
  - Moderate left. As in, ACTUAL moderate left.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-29-11 10:12 AM   #99 
  - Both Democrats  RockaFowler   Jan-29-11 10:21 AM   #100 
 

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