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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:21 PM

My Republican brother is home visiting!

Ugh! He has been here since yesterday to long! I know he my brother, but he has to go and soon! He knows everything about everything! He thinks Trump has done is right and doesn't believe Trump has not done wrong! All can do is stay away and bite my tongue, know he leaving on Friday! I have put his mute button, but it's just hard to stop him just as it to stop Trump from talking! Oh well, to keep the peace for my mother, I came downstairs, watching the World Series!

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imanamerican63 Oct 30 OP
Skittles Oct 30 #1
Ohiogal Oct 30 #2
eppur_se_muova Oct 30 #7
MustLoveBeagles Oct 30 #3
alittlelark Oct 30 #4
GulfCoast66 Oct 30 #5
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 30 #8
Baitball Blogger Oct 30 #6
notinkansas Oct 31 #9
UCmeNdc Oct 31 #10
Vinca Oct 31 #11

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:25 PM

1. don't bite your tongue

say FUCK TRUMP every time he starts with his worship......say it with me now: "FUCK TRUMP"

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:25 PM

2. Baseball is the best escape.

I feel your pain....

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:34 PM

7. Keep replaying the "lock him up" chant on endless loop. nt

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:27 PM

3. Hang in there

It'll be over soon.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:31 PM

4. Whenever he tries to bring up tRump ask if he is OK

In a serious and concerned way - How are things at work? How r things with the wife? Are the kids OK? Does he feel good about himself? ...etc

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:36 PM

5. Your doing the right thing for your mother.

The only thing I would tell him?

‘Someday you will be ashamed at your decision’.

And leave it at that.

No need to engage or fight. It will just upset your mother.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:29 PM

8. Spend the time with your mother. She'll appreciate it 100x more than your brother.

Unless she's a Trumper, you will look back fondly on every minute you get to spend with her. And she will appreciate it even more.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:36 PM

6. I feel your pain.

At the Y the other day there were two old guys talking about the ISIS leader. "You know if Trump wasn't in office, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would still be out there. Trump is a great president."

They were talking loud enough for everyone around them to hear it.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:39 AM

9. I think many of us are in pretty much the same boat

I have a father-in-law (devout Catholic) who freely admits he is a one issue voter. Guess what issue that is? He is also an avid Fox viewer.

I dearly love my brother-in-law, but he is *absolutely* intolerant of anything he doesn't see on Fox. He wasn't always like this. I guess I just remember the guy he used to be and try to overlook his current affliction. I've tried to reason with him. Doesn't work.

And my only brother, who means the world to me - has also been foxified. We just agree to disagree because our relationship is more important than politics.

But it does wear on one - the fact that you can't even reach members of your own family. I don't get it - they're all smarter than that.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:47 AM

10. It is the fact that they get so hostile toward any challenge to their hero Trump.

They do get super upset and super hostile. That is the strange thing about the tRump supporters.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:53 AM

11. Do us a favor. Ask him exactly what Trump has done besides tax cuts for the wealthy.

I'm serious. When I hear that I try to think of one positive thing. Everything he's done is negative. Ask the auto workers in Lordstown, the farmers, the coal miners and a whole list of other people. In between he's trashing the environment, giving away our national parks and weakening our standing in the world. Trashing Democrats via tweet and in front of helicopters is not an accomplishment.

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