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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“As I’ve studied world history and geopolitics, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is not a conflict between the West and Islam as some have claimed;”
It is Islam and everything else
Boy are you in for a surprise from all sides. Now you are a race-traitor to your father-in-law (even if he hasn’t said it openly), and your hopes for Obama to succeed means America fails.
It’s the old story of the man who thought he should walk down the middle of the road to be safe. Instead he got hit from both sides.
Thanks for any honest attempt to be civil and open about your feelings. However, those on the Left don’t give a damn about you since you voted for Romney, and you haven’t accepted the position of a conservative or independent, so the Right is suspicious of you. Can they trust you in the next election to vote with your head, not your heart?
It’s going to be a long and bloody political battle for the next few years. Not for the faint-hearted or unsure.
Pick a side, take a stand, and live or fall by it.
I know whose side I’m on, America’s. Never have had to apologize for it (Vietnam for me, Iraq for my son), never intend to. I sleep with a clear conscience every night and awake with a clear conscience, more determined to destroy our internal enemies from the time I awake until I go to sleep (not much).
My life has a purpose, to protect my country and to make sure that my grandchildren don’t have to live under a marxist autocracy and Islamofascist penetrated culture.
No retreat! Only victory!
You also say you are a black attorney who has won millions for black people in LA. If deserved, fine. I don’t know enough about the particular cases to judge. But here is another one of your lonnnngggg quotes.
“The next major disappointment was during the financial crisis in the Fall of 2008. With Wall Street teetering on the brink of collapse, the Bush Administration proposed a bailout. On the first vote in the House of Representatives, however, it unexpectedly failed. The “Nays” came mostly from Republicans breaking with their President and Party leadership, but at that time Republicans were in the minority in the House. The marginal votes that put the Nays over the top came from members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who were concerned about the lack of protections against foreclosures on distressed homeowners included in the bill. They were demanding that if we were going to bailout Wall Street, they sure as hell better not turn around and foreclose on homeowners behind on their payments without some kind of forebearance (In retrospect their prescience was remarkable). During the ensuing week, Obama returned to Washington from the campaign trail, and put pressure on the black lawmakers who had voted Nay to change their votes (under threat of being 86’d from the White House of the first black President), and also turned down an offer from the Secretary of Treasury to include the foreclosure protections. At the end of the week, the bailout was put back up for a vote and it passed narrowly with the margin of victory being provided by the Black Caucus vote switchers. As a result, millions of homeowners unnecessarily lost their homes, many of them black, and statistically, all of the black wealth generated throughout the 90’s and 2000’s was wiped out. Our homeownership rate is now where it was 20 years ago, before countless hours were spent by countless people getting blacks into homeownership for the first time in their lives. The Wall Street millionaires and billionaires who caused the calamity lost nothing, and were back to record profits within a year or two. Communities were devastated by blocks full of empty and abandoned homes. I firmly believe to this day that either the banks should’ve been allowed to go bankrupt or the money should’ve been loaned to them with the requirement that they forebear on foreclosures until it was paid back, and that if either of those things had happened, the crisis would’ve been much less severe.”
Since barack obama was a major mover in seeing that unqualified blacks and others who could never have qualified for homeloans got them anyway from banks intimidated by boycotts and finally by law, are you NOW saying that once he became president, he wasn’t ‘black’ enough? Like say, bill clinton?
Better Ibo than Yoruba....smarter
Like Tutsi over Hutu
R u Nigerian and your FIL American black?
That was quite a rant
Biggest bang for buck is two fold
Convert white libs or bring our base out
All minority outreach simply bears less return numbers wise and what they want i aint selling
You took too many English major courses. This is obvious from your overwrought over-long missive. You are one building away from bathhouse Barry so tread carefully.
dittos on all that
Your first mistake is trying to reason with the better part of a liberal; there isn’t one.
If this man is truly a ‘liberal’, Democrat, Obama voter, you should keep your childrens’ contact with him to a minimum. They get enough brainwashing in government schools. Your childrens’ futures are more important than contact with ‘grandpa’ if it will unduly influence them.
Live YOUR life to the extent that your wife accepts and agrees with and move on.
Congratulations on coming as far as you have. I came from a liberal family, thought I’d go to college in Canada if Reagan were ever elected and voted against him both opportunities I had.
At least I learned, but there were a couple of years in between when I was in the wilderness and didn’t want to be associated with what I thought was the worst about Republicans.
I’m pretty confident now that I know what presents the best and only opportunity not only for freedom but also for prosperity and for the least among us.
“I call serious BS on that number. Im in college, and I dont know one black who voted for Romney.”
Key word here: College. In the real world, not inhabited by professors and students, the Pew numbers probably are correct. College environments are always liberal.
Just as an academic exercise, one wonders what history would say about those Russians who might - given the opportunity - have voted for Lenin way back in the early part of the Twentieth Century...
History will stand, thunderstruck and in absolute disbelief, at the notion that a free nation voted itself into the serfdom of a collectivist state and voluntarily put itself, in contravention of all constitutional strictures, in thrall to a glib, ignorant, scheming foreigner.
“I know Dad was a republican was he couldnt stand Eleanor Roosevelt”
My grandpa had a picture of Eleanor on the back of the bathroom door — so he didn’t have to spend money on “physic” (laxatives).
“I have met Republicans who believe whatever ... Rush is saying, which turns me off too.”
Odd. I find that Rush agrees with what I am already thinking, rather than my agreeing with what he is saying.
I’m surrounded by democrats, and I’ve had all the discussions and arguments with them. I’ve stopped talking politics when they’re around. You can.’t talk to democrats. They’re convinced they ‘re right. Lost an old friendship over obamacare. I, personally, avoid dems whenever possible. You’ve done your best to get along with your family. Let it go and see how they react.
I grew up in Mass and thought handgun control was something the government did, among many other stupid thoughts. I can mainly say that it's a long and arduous process to unlearn all that knee jerk thinking. The correct details are not hard to learn, but the correct ways of thinking take forever.
I admit I didn’t read the whole thing and missed that gem about Islam.
I’d be interested in the radical campus propaganda that you/he relied upon for that understanding of history and current affairs.
I bet if you give your father-in-law a carton of Newports and a bottle of Night Train, he will like you again.
Not at all. Rush creates an imaginary world that his listeners WANT to live in. Its is a world that does not exist. He used to be more regularly funny but the past 10 years he has become more and more dark, depressing and fatalistic.
Maddow does the same thing for Dems.(less negative for Dems though)
Also Rush makes more $$$ (more 24-7 listeners) when Dems are in power than when Rs are although he obviously doesn't want to pay more taxes.. This is a conflict as risk with Dems.
Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh says that Sen. John McCain will score a stunning upset over Sen. Barack Obama and win the presidency on Nov. 4
[Rush] Limbaugh Predicts McCain Victory (NewsMax ^ | October 31, 2008 | David A. Patten, FR thread link )
I almost forgot this one :
We Could See a McCain Landslide (Rushlimbaugh.com, August 12, 2008)
The enthusiasm that got people out in 2010, I'm seeing at every Mitt Romney rally. Romney's drawing crowds of 20,000, 25,000, 30,000, 15,000. The enthusiasm that we all saw in 2010 is there. The same issues that existed in 2010 exist today. There hasn't been anything that's gotten better.
Rush: Everything But Polls Say Romney Landslide (Newmake Monday, 05 Nov 2012)
Don't Doubt me LOL
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