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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:48 PM
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Made my jaw drop.
After a long day, I stopped off at a sandwich shop to pick up a sandwich for dinner. The shop is non descript, a place to go for a quick sandwich. But a place where some can have an inexpensive dinner. While waiting for my sandwich, I chanced a conversation with a woman who was there for one of the inexpensive dinners. The conversation started out ok to start, movies and such. Then the conversation moved to jobs with her saying that she was unemployed. The discussion moved to job outsourcing, that is where it went sad. The woman railed about companies outsourcing jobs. She railed against the rich getting richer. Then in a stunning turn, she mentioned Sir Ronnie and how he was the bom, she then identified herself as a proud republican. There I was, well dressed and compared to my conversation mate, rather well off. I stopped the conversation and moved on, what I saw and heard was too bizarre and sad. Got my sandwich and left. On the drive home I thought about how sad that woman's situation was and how she absolutely screws herself by voting lockstep republican when the very people that she votes for would not spit in her direction. Sad indeed.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:50 PM
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1. Just Ignorant or willfully ignorant?
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SDuderstadt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:51 PM
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2. It's an absolute mystery...
isn't it?
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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5. Yes. Stunning. nt
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:52 PM
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3. You really should have gently told her that she was voting against
her own interests. She might not have listened, or she might have got angry, but you had a chance to put questions in her mind.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:57 PM
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7. Opportunity missed. But at that point I was so astounded that I could not think. nt
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:10 PM
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11. Been there. Didn't think in time.
Isn't it amazing how many people are so willing to tell perfect strangers all about their politics? Religion and politics are just not that smart for topics of discussion between passing strangers.

But if they bring it up first.....I'm always game.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:58 PM
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8. These people are beyond reach I have found
I can't even try anymore. They are brainwashed.
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:08 PM
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10. Many are, some are not as cock-sure. And you never know
which is which without an attempt. Hell, you don't know this person, and so you don't give a shit what they think of you, so making a statement or two hurts nothing.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:54 PM
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4. To the greatest
+5
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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6. wow
it was at 4 and I voted and now at 3, sorry! I must of clicked the wrong button! :beer:
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:58 PM
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9. I know a good many of these people.
No insurance

Health issues

Long-term unemployed/disabled

Fixed income/disability/Social Security

Total teabagging haters and spouters of swill

I also know a lot of multi-millionaires who are not only members of our small community, but are "friends" with these folks. They invite them to their parties, but that's about it.

Republicans, all...

Sonoman

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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:12 PM
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12. You're wrong about one thing.
Theose people she worships would spit in her direction, all right -- to spit on her. Then they would holler "Class warfare!" Is she had the temerity to complain.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:23 PM
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13. What kind of sandwich was it?
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:26 PM
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14. Brainwashed by the rhetoric.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:59 PM
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15. You know, this might sound harsh or pretentious
but I'm convinced that a substantial portion of the population is just not very bright. They are never going to understand that everything in the US revolves around money. Even thinking about Republican policies and ideas for anyone making less than $100K is, frankly, stupid. :shrug:
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:27 AM
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16. Jimmy Carter's fault
He was the closest to a hippy president.
He scared the bejeebers out of the racist nazis.

Along came their hero - reagan - and they have been saved from reality ever since.
So, actually, these people's racist nazism and anti-hippy, deep-seated hate for anything not white and aryan is like radiation infecting our national psyche.
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