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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Osim! Great post.
Okay, you’re father-in-law is so conservative that he disowned you for voting for Romney?
I think your tone is respectful and caring and friendly.
That said, the letter is entirely too long.
It should have 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 disown 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.
Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!
So... your telling him that you are still a good liberal.
I had originally planned to do that, maybe just say, "hey I heard you were upset, let me know what in particular you are upset about it." Might've been a better move. But I started writing, and just didn't want to stop until I said my piece. He does have a Ph.D., so at the very least he should be OK with reading a long email.
A White person won’t be listened to, and most Blacks call conservative Blacks sellouts or Uncle Toms. I’m not a big fan of identity politics, but we’d be better off going for Hispanics and Asians. Both demographically and realistically.
Wow. Just read this post of yours. So pretty much you really were not sincere or genuine with your father in law.
Totally different tone.
Good luck with that. It strikes me as two faced.
Unless you're pandering by adopting certain positions only because they appeal to one group or another, I don't think it needs to be either/or.
Good luck in getting a liberal to read anything longer than a headline....
In my experience you need to go with a sound bite that sums up the ...
Oooh look they’re showing something shiney on the view!
I dont knowingly allow Democrats in my home. Democrats walk into the polling place on election day and vote for big government to confiscate more tax money... from their neighbors, friends, and even complete strangers. I find that kind of behavior so rude and boorish that I could never have an ounce of respect for anybody who votes Democrat. I certainly wouldnt trust them in my home.
I am very fortunate that my family is civilized and courteous to others and so there are no issues here.
You should really tell your rude, selfish father-in-law to do everybody a favor and go have a happy heart attack.
Your advice (and I use the term loosely) should come with the number of a divorce attorney, because the net result would be that she’d take the kids and be gone in the morning. FIL would enjoy a good chuckle, when the poor guy had to come to his house with his tail between his legs to pick his kids up every other weekend. Dear Abby you ain’t.
In that case, we agree then.
“He does have a Ph.D., “
There’s your problem right there. You’ll always be a knuckle dragger to him.
Well penned and I could never do as well but..... He is ruthless, old and demented and will not read past the first two paragraphs
You are in a jam. Send your wife up to make peace and keep you mouth shut in the future. Never send him any more long winded English major plaintive bullshit again. He will see it as a sign of weakness. He is onto you. I speak from personal experience.
I went through this with my father-in-law.
I made it clear to him that I was in charge of my family...not him and I don’t take kindly to intimidation or threats.
After the birthday gift for my oldest son was returned to sender, my mother-in-law was in tears on the phone with me and I calmly explained the situation to her.
Within days of my conversation with my mother-in-law, my father-in-law was at my door quite contrite and scared. I sternly looked him in the eye and told him man to man to never, ever, pull crap like that on me again.
Exit polls are complete bull shit, just ask president Kerry.
I am to the right of Attila the Hun in economic freedom.
That said, I actually favor Romneycare since it is 78 pages and tackles nothing outside of Healthcare. Obamacare OTOH is 2800 pages and will affect every facet of our lives.
But some people do not bother reading the details and make off hand comparisons. That is a solid proof of a non-thinking, shallow brained individual.
The best part of Romneycare is that it forces the free loaders to share the burden of ever escalating cost of healthcare in US.
What this country needs is more economic freedom, less regulations and restrictions on business owners. I am guessing you are not a business owner. That is why you can not see the difference between Obama & Romney in their approach to business owners.
Our prosperity is diminished by restrictions to economic freedoms, not forcing the freeloaders to buy health insurance.
Bottom line, and no reason to explain....if your fatherIL disowned you because you exercised your Constitutional right to vote for the candidate of your choice that is on him not you.
Besides, his guys, guy won what is his bitch about anyway.
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