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Tue May 24, 2016, 11:17 AM

Have you ever felt like someone was just telling you want to hear just to use you?

I'll admit I've only been politically aware for about a decade now but I remember being drawn to the Democratic party because it was the party that wanted universal healthcare instead of war. It's like the whole, "Hey baby, we got a lot in common and you're the only girl for me" chat.

For 2 presidential elections and an equal number of mid-terms I went along with what I was being told. "He's kinda cute and he says he has a good job helping people," you tell yourself.

Now I'm being told UHC is too expensive and war is a thing to be shrugged off. "No, I can't make the payment on your Camaro again, I have to pay my college loans. Why don't you stop running to Vegas with your buddies? Your spending all this money and you're not even spending your time with me."

And then you find out that democracy isn't even that big a deal because purging voter rolls, voting irregularities and shutting down dissent are suddenly becoming commonplace. It seems to be a warning about control issues "Why are you going through my email, screening my calls and deleting messages? I need those for work!"

Then come the ugly name-calling. Then you find out they've been seeing someone else.

So what do you do with a relationship like that?

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Reply Have you ever felt like someone was just telling you want to hear just to use you? (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn May 2016 OP
CompanyFirstSergeant May 2016 #1
Nuclear Unicorn May 2016 #3
Android3.14 May 2016 #2
Katashi_itto May 2016 #4

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 11:23 AM

1. Hey, but she's ahead by a gazillion votes....

 

...is kind of like saying to a woman....

"...but you live in a nice house, with all kinds of nice stuff...."

....while he is leaving to do who-knows-what.

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Response to CompanyFirstSergeant (Reply #1)

Tue May 24, 2016, 02:06 PM

3. Why does she have to cause so much trouble? Can't she just understand he has needs?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 11:24 AM

2. Good comparison

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:14 PM

4. K&R

 

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