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Sat May 1, 2021, 10:18 PM

A Frustrating Evening

Met with two friends (republicans) for an outdoor dinner. First time seeing them since COVID started

Where do I begin??! Here is the rundown....

1) They think Biden has dementia

2) They think Trump had nothing to do with the Capitol insurrection

3) They think Trump is responsible for the successful vaccine rollout

4) They think Biden will make us Venezuela

5) They don't think anything is wrong with America, and they can't understand why Americans want to change it

6) They think Biden stole the election

I could go on and on. They kept coming up with one republican talking point after another. I know there are plenty of people that still think like them but to hear it face to face was too much for me to take! I was able to refute everything they said but of course they didn't buy what I had to sell. The only thing that I didn't say that I wish I had is, regarding #5, "If there's nothing wrong with America, then how come I never heard you complain about Trump's slogan...Make America Great Again??!! MAGA means you want to make changes to America. So if America's so great, why didn't you complain about Trump wanting to make changes??" I didn't think of saying that back to them until we got away from politics and then I didn't want to go back to that subject again with them!

Just came home and I feel like I need a shower to wash that Republican crap off of me!!

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DemUnleashed May 2021 OP
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RKP5637 May 2021 #2
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DemUnleashed May 2021 #4
Hoyt May 2021 #5
DemUnleashed May 2021 #6
womanofthehills May 2021 #7
DemUnleashed May 2021 #8
brush May 2021 #9
DemUnleashed May 2021 #10
Ka-Dinh Oy May 2021 #11
aggiesal May 2021 #12
calimary May 2021 #13
KT2000 May 2021 #14
AverageOldGuy May 2021 #15
LizBeth May 2021 #16
OhioChick May 2021 #17
vercetti2021 May 2021 #18
GoneOffShore May 2021 #19
RandiFan1290 May 2021 #20
DemUnleashed May 2021 #21
kentuck May 2021 #22

Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:24 PM

1. Sounds like you need to find some new friends

 

I just don't understand how anyone could spend more than 5 minutes with people who think like this,

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:25 PM

2. It's so sad to hear this from friends. It just sounds so demented and really so weird. n/t

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:27 PM

3. and these are your friends - why?

I can't even bear to be around people that fucking stupid

they're part of the CULT

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:28 PM

4. Sickening!

It truly was a sickening discussion! One of them, I didn't even know she was a republican before tonight. But I did know the other one was

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:31 PM

5. Otherwise, how was the evening? As long as you got your shots in, well . . . .

 

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:36 PM

6. Otherwise...

Otherwise the evening was fun. But even when we got off of politics, the back of my mind was saying "What the f*#k is wrong with these people??!!"

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:36 PM

7. I have a Republican girlfriend and we have agreed to never talk politics

It works for us.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:39 PM

8. Agree!

Yes, I agree...we definitely need to stay off of politics!

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:55 PM

9. Defriend them immediately. After your best arguments and no change, they're not worth it.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:05 PM

10. Believe me...

Believe me...I do feel like defriending them but like womanofthehills said, I will first try being with them again without talking politics!

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:27 PM

11. Do not forget the bleach for that shower.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:06 AM

12. I got rid of all my conservative friends ...

I don't want to go to some party and listen to the RWNJ QAnonsense.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:19 AM

13. I guess the best part of it, for you, is - It's OVER!

They may be unredeemable. May you find better company to dine with!

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:32 AM

14. they watch FAUX

they regurgitate FAUX. They sound boring.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:36 AM

15. Are you a drinking man?

If so, you need a few really, really stiff ones.

Seriously, sorry you had to go through that, but, I know what you are talking about. I'm surrounded by them in my little rural, ruby-red VA county

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:18 AM

16. Another plus with isolation this year is we didn't have to endure these conversations for a time.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:42 AM

17. You must have a lot of patience.....find new friends

I would've left within 5 minutes of that.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:24 AM

18. Nope I would have left

And mention I need to clean out my brain from the amount of bullshit they just spewed

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 05:33 AM

19. Time for new friends.

Sorry, but life is too short to deal with egregious idiots.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 05:59 AM

20. I don't associate with racists.

It can't be ignored unless you agree with them.

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:01 AM

21. Sanity!

After reading everyone's posts, I feel like I'm amongst the sane again! Being with these ladies last night, made me feel like I was in some kind of la la land!

They are truly being brainwashed by right wing media. And as one person said here, because of COVID, thank God, I haven't had to be around them them this whole past year!

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Response to DemUnleashed (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:05 AM

22. What kind of country do they want?

That would be my question.

What do they actually stand for? We know what they stand against. But, from what they have shown, they would disgrace this country.

They are anti-American. They are unpatriotic. They are mentally ill.

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