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Talking Politics around the Dinner
Table Has Become Blood Sport

American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky

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Posted By:magnante, 10/22/2013 7:23:16 AM

Years ago, my father gave me some advice as I prepared to spend the summer between my second and third year of law school working in a law firm in Washington, D.C. (snip) for most conservatives -- especially those of us in blue states -- we are openly mocked, scorned, and labeled. Our president vilifies us, Democrat leaders berate us, and journalists revel in it all. Our so-called liberal friends think we are idiots and haters. Very few people say, "We´ll agree to disagree, but I still love ya, man."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 10/22/2013 7:48:06 AM     (No. 9576513)

That´s because I don´t love leftists, they´ve destroyed our country. They are stupidly evil.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PowerCorrupts, 10/22/2013 7:50:22 AM     (No. 9576517)

Excellent article. I will be adding Sally Zelikovsky´s name to my must read list.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/22/2013 8:04:37 AM     (No. 9576541)

You cannot discuss what the Dems have done without yelling and wanting to break something!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kate318, 10/22/2013 8:11:06 AM     (No. 9576547)

Yes, a very good article. I, too, have felt that this whole slide into utter nastiness in public and private political dicourse can be laid at Bill Clinton´s cloven feet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: athina, 10/22/2013 8:26:39 AM     (No. 9576572)

I basically got told to shut up this past weekend by my politically ignorant sister, because she simply can´t tolerate that I am confident in my opinion about this president and what he is doing to this country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/22/2013 8:39:13 AM     (No. 9576596)

Seriously, I´ve always felt most Democrat politicians, lobbyists and newsies are deadly and should be disposed of much as we might any infected vermin.

At the same time there are lower level folks who work in practical politics (walking around handing out brochures, talking with the neighbors, etc.) and they are usually OK, if deluded.

One of our more knowledgeable poll watchers in this are is a Democrat ~ we check on each other´s health ~ because if he doesn´t show up, and I´m not in the first half dozen voters, there´s something seriously wrong.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 10/22/2013 10:19:30 AM     (No. 9576742)

I´ll take blood sport overy apathy any day. Try discussing the economy, Obamacare, the scandals, etc with most people and you get a blank stare, or, "I don´t really follow politics." or, "I´m not really political."
I see, but you did manage to vote in the last two presidential elections.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 10/22/2013 10:25:00 AM     (No. 9576759)

The libs are incapable of rational thought or civil expression of their ideas. I´m just now restarting my sibling relationship - brother - who is one of those libs that gets really nasty. No talk of politics. There is a sign in his kitchen that reads "Proud to be a member of 0bamaa´s kitchen cabinet." And an "autographed" picture of the 0bama family. His kids are as rabid as he is. Oh well, I only see him once of twice a year. We live in the South. He lives in lala land....Seattle.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/22/2013 11:03:41 AM     (No. 9576833)

I find it amazing that there are as many conservatives as there are.

Invectives from the Left started well before Clinton. Colleges and universities were full of people who lined up to call Reagan a nazi, starting when he was the governor of California.

For the sake of peace and family relationships, conservatives are reluctant to express their views, primarily because their leftist friends and family cannot take it -- their heads explode. They´ve been taught to discuss politics, not with ideas, but through a string of ad hominum attacks.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Marzon, 10/22/2013 12:34:54 PM     (No. 9576990)

I expect this year there will be an interesting Thanksgiving in my family...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kOok, 10/22/2013 5:10:09 PM     (No. 9577428)

Believe it or not, across mine and my wife´s families, there is not a single Obama voter. Not one. I feel so blessed. Whenever we have Thanksgiving dinner, no matter what house, we all trash the libs, and then vehemently disagree about who is going to win the Lions and Cowboys games.

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