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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 03:30 PM
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Why are they so ANGRY?
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Edited on Wed Nov-11-09 03:32 PM by Sannum
Apparently the solution to healthcare reform is for everyone to join a church and have a close family - that way, any medical bills they have will vanish because of collective christian love!

What struck me most about the conversation is how fast it turned angry - It began as a discussion about how I am dealing with the death of my dad from cancer. He was a conservative, I am a liberal, and we would always tease each other. I said I miss calling him to talk politics - he did become a Democrat several years ago, but we so enjoyed "arguing" with each other. I said that I don't know when the time came where everything was so divisive and no one could find middle ground like Dad and I did. Her face, which was a face of compassion suddenly turned very stern. She started ranting and raving about SOCIALISM and OBAMA TAKING AWAY HEALTH CARE and that she was wanting to RISE AGAINST THE COMMUNISTS. She then started about Canadian Death Panels and people not being able to get a new hip. And then she said I was too young to understand why being Liberal was wrong. I pretty much left it alone because what's the use - I would be better off talking to a brick wall and I hardly have any emotional energy left.

My reaction, and I was trying to stay calm (because what the hell did I do?) was one of complete shock - I know that these nuts exist, and I know there is something seriously wrong with their emotional health if a simple conversation about my Dad, who would have laughed at this display of ridiculousness could inspire such blind rage!

Does the anger stem from them being in power for 8 years, blindly following the pied piper and knowing what happened under their watch and being to stubborn to admit it? Does it come from the President being Black? Could it be that simple? I have never, ever lost it in a political argument. I love politics and I love rational discussion and debate. By the age of 5, I was expected to have my own opinions and encouraged to learn and debate facts.

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