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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:41 PM
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118. I have a great solution to your problem ...
Do not discuss politics with them. They will all want to attack Obama, and make you defend him. So no matter what they say or ask, skip that and ask them which GOP candidate they plan to vote for in the Primaries.

You can, without lying say that Obama has disappointed you in some ways. No one agrees with him 100%. So you do nothing to defend him. Keep Obama out of it.

Instead, ask them why they each support the GOP candidate that they support. We already know that the GOP is splintered. THAT is what YOU focus on.

Say ... "Why not Romney? Ask if his problem is the Mormon thing, or how he supported gay marriage when running against Kennedy."

Say ... "Perry was hot for a while ... what knocked him off the top? ... Was it the acceptance of illegal immigrants?"

Go to Cain ... say ... "He jumped to the front ... then those harassment claims popped up ... and he's fallen back. Do you think he should be the candidate?"

Then go to Newt ... "Newt is now at the top, do you think his adultery will hold him back? ... or his taking $1.8 million from Freddie Mack"?

Under no circumstances do you engage ANY discussion of Obama.

Tell them that there really is no reason to talk about him now ... not until the GOP picks an opponent. Obama will be President at least until Jan 2012.

My neighbor is a Tea Party nut ... he has 2 "NOBAMA" magnets on his car. He made the mistake of engaging me on politics recently (I had an Obama 2008 sign in my yard, so he already knows where I stand). He wanted to get into a debate about how awful Obama is. I kept returning to his bumper stickers. Kept asking "why don't you have a sticker for the GOP candidate that you want."

His stuttering was priceless. He knows that the GOP candidates are ridiculous, and so do your relatives.

Divide your relatives up, get them to fight about which of these nuts is the right nut. Then while they debate that, watch and enjoy, or go watch some football.

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