Skip to comments.To My Father-in-Law Who Wants to Disown Me for Voting for Romney
Posted on 12/01/2012 7:47:03 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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My in-laws disowned me over far fewer words and I haven’t looked back.
Good luck in getting a liberal to read anything longer than a headline....
>> was the Pew exit poll data that showed that nearly 20% of black men aged 18-29 voted for Romney over Obama
Didn’t know that. Good news.
Welcome to Free Republic.
Statistics say your post will be met with some skepticism.
Excellent and well thought out post. Kudos.
Excellent and well thought out post. Kudos.
You could also try this approach...
Please forgive me for voting for a RINO for President. I’m not sure what came over me. It’s not like most of his positions were any different than Obama - pro-choice, pro-gay, Romneycare, etc. Really, how could you be disappointed. As a Romney supporter and with you being an Obama supporter, we came really close to voting for the same person anyway. You picked the democrat version of those views. I picked the GOPe version of those views.
Anyway, in the end, we both love your daughter. Plus, I’m assuming you want to keep seeing the grandkids.
Kinda long but well worth the read.
Romney lost, tell your in-laws to watch MSNBC and gloat with the others and to quit acting like spoiled kids.
The FIL doesn’t give a damn what kind of country will be left to his grandchildren.
You never complained about Obama to them or your wife the past few years? Why the surprise?
Let him dis-own you....they can say goodbye to their daughter and grandchildren as well.
Fight fire, with fire.
This is the only thing that gets through to them. Tell your wife that under these terms they are no longer welcome in your home, nor will YOUR children be permitted to see them. You will not have their minds polluted by such a bitter and demented person. THis shoudl include your Mother-in-Law as well. Zero contact. No birthday parties, gifts will be returned unopened. The cutoff must be absolute and without mercy.
Explain this to your wife. If they want to play this game then they have much more to lose than you do. They will die in a few years...sans a relationship with your children.
Ultimately, voting for Romney was a meaningless endeavor, like backing Nixon in 1960, or Jebbie in 2016?
Dear Father in Law,
ROMNEYCARE = OBAMACARE
What? What? Represent.
Conservatism comes from privation. You conserve to preserve what you have. This makes the approach to success much more stellar and able to create drag for others, pulling them along, too, as the conservative rises.
‘Liberalism’ comes from profit only. Having more than enough money and time available, you can go about busybodying whoever and whatever you like. The presumption of power comes from that very position of wealth, as though you act from noblesse oblige. In this sense, liberalism is absent morals by definition because it is based on a vacuum of spare energy.
The Dickensian, avaricious financier preys upon individuals as surely as the greedy, lustful glory hound whose idle hands shelter only those in thrall to them.
>> Let him dis-own you....they can say goodbye to their daughter and grandchildren as well.
Grandparents that voted for Obama are certainly not thinking about the welfare of their grandchildren.
I call serious BS on that number. I’m in college, and I don’t know one black who voted for Romney. Pandering to blacks is a waste of time.
Believe me, I would have few qualms about doing that. I'm trying to be an adult for the sake of my son though. But I did tell my wife not to worry; they won't tolerate being away from their grandson, and they have to go through me to get to him. Bwahahahah!!!
I found it rather surprising as well, but the same poll found that black women in that same age group went for Obama against Romney 98-1, so it seems well calibrated. I don't think conservatives should "pander to blacks". I do think that if there were an honest debate within the black community between conservatism and progressivism, conservatism would take a substantial percentage of the support. The trick is to find ways for that debate to occur.
I think your tone is respectful and caring and friendly.
That said, the letter is entirely too long.
It should beget been more concise. Brief even. Then, if he responded you could have said a little more.
Remember. You cannot control another person’s decision or choices.
If he does suspend you, it is his choice and doing.
Don’t react. Respond just like you are (but with a whole lot fewer words) being friendly, caring and loving. That, will be your decision and response. And he can’t control it or you.
God bless you and your good efforts.
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