Skip to comments.Do I ignore or do I do what he does?
Posted on 07/19/2012 10:09:05 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
I sick of this obama tool relative of mine. In the last 3 months he has been flooding his facebook account with pro obama, anti conservative, anti libertarian, anti constitution, pro socialism, anti religion, pro gay military, anti capitalism, quasi commie sympathetic bullshit. I'm on the verge of de-friending him.
My extended family is of very diverse political beliefs. We generally do not talk about politics much because of this, unless we are certain everyone within earshot is of like politics. Yet this little peon thinks its time to break the age old family mores and go all out for obama...relentlessly and with such arrogance he doesn't even care how stupid the stuff is he is peddling. There is zero caution and zero reserve in his demeanor.
Here's the thing...my facebook account is really bland and low key. I have virtually zero photos. I have no profile pic. I have no personal info. I only put plain jane generic stuff up on my account. Basically simple small talk meaningless junk...and I don't do much of that very often. I don't even use my FB much. But the last 5 times or so I've checked FB I am getting all this pro obama crap to look at and it is coming from ONE relative. That just burns me up.
If I go on the offense to battle this pipsqueek, then I may anger others who voted for obama but refrain from promoting him and may have no plans to vote for him again.
I hope it didn’t come across as “defriending” but I’ve taken close family members off of my reading list....no need to get my blood pressure up...
Send him this.
Maybe it is dumbed down to his level, but I doubt it by your description of him.
I had the same problem! You can change your news feed settings to show only important posts from the 0bama-lover. Hover over one of his posts in the upper right corner, and you will see a drop down box. This will suppress most of his posts. Good luck!
Cherry is right - just take them off of your reading list and forget about it - except when Romney wins in November, then turn him on again and have a little fun.
What’s Facebook? (sorry, that’s what us non-facebook people write:)
De-Friend - or De-Lead, whatever you need to do...don’t go into a flame war - because prospective employers read your facebook before hiring - if you ever need a job - you don’t want any politics one there....
Take him off your Christmas card list
You can use the setting that you will only get the important stuff.
Best thing to do: Select the pulldown menu at the upper right of any offending post and select “Unsubscribe from so-and-so.”
All of their posts will disappear from your page, as well as any future posts from that point on. They’ll never know you’ve done it either.
I’ve done this to few of my own less than intelligent friends. Works like a champ.
If he’s churlish enough to break the family custom of not discussing politics by flooding everyone’s Facebook with pro-Obama garbage, I suggest you don’t respond in kind. Anybody that far gone is bound to engage you in a political flame war, and you don’t need that within the family.
You don’t need to de-friend him—just click on “Hide all posts by this person”. That way, you don’t have to see what he posts (unless he directs it personally to you) and what you don’t see won’t make your blood boil. This has worked well for me.
Just posting some gentle links as reminders, to, oh, Rush Limbaugh, or “like”ing some FB sites of various conservative orgs helped me out with most of ‘em. The worst ones I just dumped ‘em, and didn’t care what they thought about it. They don’t seem to have noticed.
I know that a few dumped me, and didn’t tell me, as a consequence of one or two things they didn’t like. When my relatives are around they say consistently stupid things, mostly regurgitating the party-line talking points they’ve heard on NPR. My personal favorite is how the price of gasoline goes up because “they’re greedy”.
Blood is thicker than water, even when it sometimes has to run in the streets.
Man up and dump his sorry butt. Sooner or later you’ll get into it anyway so just cut to the chase. When he whines about getting shut out, tell him that’s your policy - no idiots allowed. Hey, it beats a knee in the groin at your next family reunion.
I’ve got a ton of zombie relatives that all know enough to reel in their tongues. Lefties lack simple courtesy and class and become all the more aggressive the closer they think they are to being able to wear their jackboots in public. I have no time for idiots in my personal space.
Provide no familial nor social support to any leftist. Shun them absolutely. Burn the bridge, piss on it, don't even tell them why.
Calmly state the facts that dispute his pro-Obama propaganda and leave it at that. That’s what I do.
It causes misery and annoyance to millions but they can't bring themselves to admit it.
The only people who really like facebook are the kind of people who enclose an obnoxious five page letter reviewing their fabulous year with their Christmas card.
FRiend, I have four other brothers and two sisters. My two older brothers are conservatives, always have been. I used to be a liberal, used to be that is. My one younger brother is a lib but generally he’s easy going and doesn’t engage much in talking politics. My one younger sister is a stupid lib(participated in the anti-Second Amendment Million Mom March) she generally shuts up when I start in on her. My youngest sister avoids politics altogether. My youngest brother is a totally different story. He isn’t just a liberal, he’s a hard-core leftie and I hate his f**king guts and he hates mine. We don’t speak and haven’t since my mothers funeral six years ago. I flat out told him when the revolution starts and I ever get him in my sights I’m dropping him and I told to do the same to me. I’m not kidding. My Dad is a flat out fascist , his greatest hero of all time is Fransisco Franco and he and I haven’t talked politics since I told him about ten years ago “Dad you’ve got all the historical perspective and political intelligence God gave a curbstone’’. And you think you got problems?
There is a way to “block” his stuff on FB. Not quite the same thing as defriending, but you don’t have to deal with all of his posts.
Btw, you can block posts from your newsfeed without defriending. At he right of the post, there is a drop down box—select block posts from this person. That’s what I did to a liberal, nihilist cousin of mine who thinks she’s the smartest person on the planet..
Practice snarky one-liners. It is better to know how the opponents think and practice when you can.
“The man needs a beatin’! He needs a good old-fashioned James Caan, “Godfather,” garbage can involved monster beatin’!”
Or, you can cut ties and if ever asked say you grew tired of reading his leftist propaganda.
Seriously, life is too short. Ignore, unfriend, block any e-mails and move on. You can lead a liberal to knowledge but you can’t make him think.
But if you really do want to make him mad just smile and tell him you’ll be praying for him.
[ because prospective employers read your facebook before hiring - if you ever need a job - you dont want any politics one there ]
Not if you have your wall blocked from public viewing.
Announce that you're leaving him out of your will.
See my tagline. I cancelled my FB page because I had one relative who just wouldn’t shut the hell up. I hope I’m never in the same room with him again. And I know I won’t have to be in the same room with him in Heaven ‘cause he’s an atheist.
That actually might work.
To all who say you can block the post from this guy, maybe so. But if you simply defriend him he can post on a mutual friend’s page and you’ll see it. Or if a mutual friend replies to his post, you’ll see it.
Sounds like you can just close your facebook account and not look back. Problem solved.
Pretty easy ... close your facebook account and don’t read his ... instead do something intellectually stimulating like watching “America’s Got Talent” or “Big Brother” or actually just get a life.
“And I know I wont have to be in the same room with him in Heaven cause hes an atheist.”
HA!!! Good one!
We must be related.
My brotherIL, may be the most ignorant political person on the face of the earth.
I love him dearly, yet can not deal with with pro liberal politics.
I have hidden his posts, which does not block or de-friend him, so I do not see what he posts.
However, he can see what I post and he will respond to things I write which are political. I will delete his replies if they are beyond stupid.
I do not want him to be blocked from seeing pictures or other stuff I post, I do not need or want his liberal crap posted and again I will delete what he rights.
I've been adding "Moooo" to my comments for many years as appropriate.
It's how we're viewed, not how we view ourselves.
Its why FB is going to eventually go bust.
I don’t read books about faces.
Amen. I don’t do FacePlace, or MyFace or SpaceFace or any of that BS.
I’d do him the courtesy of letting him know it’s bothering you, and why. You don’t need to get into a word war. On the phone or on FB or somewhere, tell him you are cutting his feed off because you oppose Obama due to his stands on x, x, x, and x.
He’s family and deserves that respect. Who knows, over time, you may even win your brother. Tell him you’re cutting him off, then do it, but be polite. You don’t have to be a jerk and you should not feel like you need to hide what you are doing.
I have a flaming nephew who posts pix of himself wearing tee shirts with (union)fists on ‘em on his FB page..and other patriotic stuff like that.
He lost me when he went postal about getting rid of Walker.
I unfriended him and told him it’s cuz he is an embarrassment to the family...and that my father, his grandfather, a proud conservative, would be ashamed of him.
So much for family harmony. I stand up for core priniciples and don’t give a rat’s rear who it offends.
I have no libs in my repertroire of acquaintances now..only one leftover..a former college roommate..and she’s on a short leash too.
Now on to cull the RINOs ..they’re almost as bad.
Just post a few “NoBama” pictures, and your relative will defriend you; problem solved. ;o)
I would write a scathing OPUS first, though.
The best defense is to IGNORE him. It is the one thing they truly cannot stand.
You can stay classy but still get his goat. Everyday on your Facebook status, post 109...108...107 etc. Update it each day so it stays current with how many days left until election day. Then, election night, after Obama has lost, put a smiley face as your status.
Simple but devastating.
I would ignore it for the most part while making my position clear.
There is no percentage in fighting with family.
Lead by example.
Oddly, my biggest familial nemesis has become quite tame over the years as I wont lower myself to her level of debate.
I wont get into fisticuffs with family over this stuff.
Who knows? she might actually get that I am not a pig that hates the little guy at some point.
BTW, I have never seen anyone sneer at the little guy like her.
I use my facebook to report on Obama. I usually don’t make commentary...just report. “Obama just played his 100th round of golf” “The Obamas just went on their 17th vacation” Lots of people who watch MSM are completely unaware about the activities of the Obamas. It is not in your face but it does plant a seed.
I say ignore him for the most part and give him a little pat on the head now and again, without being condescending, just to let him know you’re aware he’s still alive. Some people can’t be reached, walk away.
Speaking of Christmas card list's, I really hate those Blanket Chirstmas letters.
You know. The ones where they are all like we are so blessed. I became a PHD and Bob, is now VIP at Green Corps.
Little Suzy is going to be a corporate lawyer and Johnny is well on his way to establishing his veterinarian practice...God Bless You all and Happy Holidays.
MY Father would always read those and laugh his ass off! WTF Who do they think they are fooling?!! We know these people!! LOL
But we never said a bad word in public, and they were invited over for dinner.
All I can say to you is HOO RAH!
It really is amazing how this happened so fast. Those people worship obama. I know one who was probably the first person I heard use the “n” word and is one of the biggest racists I know. Until obama got elected. Now, because I hate obama he started calling ME a bigot. And another says this site is racist and defriended a relative and told the relative she wasn’t a Christian because she reads stuff on freerepublic. That’s how much they worship obama.
Just remove him from your newsfeed. You don’t have to unfriend. I have the same problem. But seriously, dude, as long as he’s not posting that stuff on YOUR page, you really have nothing to bitch about.
It’s a free country (or supposed to be) which means he is free to be an Obama tool if he wants.
I’m sure my anti-Obama posts on my page annoy the hell out of my sister, who is not only a supporter, she’s actively involved in his campaign.
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