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Minimus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:10 PM
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My sister was going to sit out this election
but she called me this morning and said Hillary changed her mind.

I have been struggling with this issue concerning my big sis. I have always admired and respected her but the last few months I have avoided speaking with her because of her feelings about this election. She previously told me that she just could not get behind Obama and vote for him and that she was not going to cast a vote in the presidential election for the first time in her life (she is 50).

As much as I tried to convince her it was a stupid thing to do and how important this election is - as well as to share with her all of the great things about Obama - she would not/could not listen.

Well this morning she called to tell me after listening to Hillary's speech she realized it is about the issues and how important it is to elect Obama. She will be casting her vote for Obama in November!

Thank goodness - because I really have missed talking to my sister.
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writes3000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:13 PM
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1. This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing. I'm betting your sister isn't alone this am.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:53 PM
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14. MIne also..but it doesn't take
much good news these days to bring tears. I don't why the east Verklempt..actually I do..it's the damn last 8 years.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:13 PM
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2. That's great. Thanks for sharing!
I think that Rachel Maddow was right last night when she said "Hillary reached those who were reachable."
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:14 PM
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4. What a great story!
So happy about your sister!
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:13 PM
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3. Hopefully there are plenty more just like her
I would think that anyone who actually sits down and works it out in his or her head would ultimately come to your sister's conclusion.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:15 PM
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5. K&R!
Yea for your sister (and your relationship with her)!
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:16 PM
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6. great news, thanks for sharing
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Mike Nelson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:17 PM
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7. One of my sisters, too...
she will give Obama another look, now
(I'm crossing my fingers)
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:19 PM
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8. I think that for a lot of people, it's going to take deprogramming.
They've listened to Rush, FAUX News, Drudge, etc., so much that it is deep in their souls that they are right and we are wrong. I keep plugging away, but it is hard to fight that kind of propaganda.

Good for your sister. I hope you can have a lot of fun catching up on what you've missed. Life is too short.
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Minimus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:31 PM
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9. It was so frustrating because she is normally a thoughtful, intelligent person.
I even asked her if she had started watching Faux news or something because she was so different. She did not go to the dark side just said she could not "get behind" Obama. I told her to quit listening to all media and if she had any questions to ask me.

During one of our few conversations I even said to her "Just trust me - you know I would not support anyone that I do not believe in. You have to know that I have complete faith in Obama." That did not persuade her at all - and it kind of hurt my feelings.

Her phone call to me this morning has truly made my day!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:53 PM
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13. I don't get why in hell any Dems would listen to Rush or any of those folks!
It makes no sense to me. :shrug:
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:48 PM
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10. Excellent.nt
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:51 PM
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11. of course Hillary was going to do the right thing for the party and America
glad your sister got on board and glad you can start talking again!


( I'm another age 50 Hillary supporter who got on board with Obama right away.) I love HIllary and love the effort she made. She's an amazing woman. But it's time to support Obama. There will be a woman president and soon. Just not this time.


:hi:
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CatBO Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:53 PM
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12. Keith'ed & Rachel'ed!
What, am I the only one who thinks of Keith & Rachel every time I see K&R?
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 12:54 PM
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15. And the ones who didn't come over last night will be brought back tonight and tomorrow night
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ObamaKerryDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 01:07 PM
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16. Excellent!
Good to hear! :) And by the looks of that convention floor last night, I bet many, many more are doing the same. :D Take that, PUMA!
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 01:14 PM
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17. I have never understood how they couldn't see that it was about the issues...
it has always been about the issues for me no matter who the candidate was and the lesser of two evils and this time it is even more evident than ever and people are finding every reason possible not to vote for Obama.

If he disagrees with them on one or two issues they say they will vote for the republiCOns who have many issues that I disagree with and the republicons issues really are a matter of life and death but mainly death,hate and greed...It makes no sense to me after the vote there is no turning back as they are catching hell.
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 01:46 PM
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18. My buddy was, too
I'll see what he thinks after he gets out of jail.
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pass378 Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 02:26 PM
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19. That's great
To be a good American you nered to vote, and do it responsibly. I'm glad your sister realized this.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 02:26 PM
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20. That's ok, I suppose.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 02:33 PM
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21. Yes, and Jesus changed Shrub's soul, too.
:rofl: (Gotta love election season.)

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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-27-08 02:49 PM
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22. That's a very sweet story. Shows unity is important in more ways than one.
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