Skip to comments.I Want to Be Friends With Republicans
Posted on 11/02/2013 1:48:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The trouble started the night Jeff, one of the guys I drink and talk about God with, announced that hed been summoned to court for the Zimmerman trial jury pool. Wed kept politics out of our Wednesday night meetings, which are held on my back porch, the six of us seated at an old dining room table propped next to my broken hot tub (Florida short-sale homes come standard with broken hot tubs). Instead of Bible Study, we call it our Tavern Ministry, and while we were often drunk halfway through, a churchlike decorum had always held sway. Once the case came up, though, decorum collapsed.
I wanted George Zimmerman behind bars. With Sanford, the town where he killed Trayvon Martin, just a short drive from my home, I wanted to know that Id never run into him with my daughters at the grocery store or on a late-night walk around my neighborhood.
But Jeff wasnt so sure that Zimmerman was guilty. Another friend agreed. It was complicated, he said. He didnt get why so many lefties thought the shooting had something to do with race.
Lets not go there, I said. My wife, Marla, had warned me that some of the guys were conservative. But I liked who they were on Wednesdays, and I didnt want politics to change that. Still, Jeff kept on, others chimed in and finally I said, O.K., lets go there.
Wed been meeting for a few weeks. Wed come together the way men in suburbia often come together, which is to say that our wives are friends....
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I have no liberals, democrats or other disturbed individuals as friends. I like it like that...
libs always mean the opposite.
his version of ‘friends’ is holding the pistol to the back of a conservative over the trench of dead conservatives.
Ok, I read the guy’s blog posting. Frankly, I believe that he’s one of the people who would fall into the ‘casual acquaintance’ role. Certainly not as a friend or someone that I could rely on to watch my back in a SHTF situation.
But if I wanted to be charitable I could just say “He’s a bit confused”, and leave it at that.
That makes two of us. I don’t want any commie ‘RAT friends who advocate the destruction of America. Besides, liberals lie too much. You can’t believe anything they say. I do not like dishonest people.
Be polite, avoid the subject of politics---but avoid THEM. It'll be hard to avoid laughing contemptuously, anyway, when they start whining about losing their health insurance. A good Christian shouldn't laugh at the misery of others, but I wouldn't be able to help myself.
The New York Times will publish anything these days... Except Thomas Sowell, Daniel Greenfield...
Pieces like this are just silly, self-serving, and poorly written to boot.
if I identify a liberal amongst any I associate with... I stop associating with them. period.
I don’t need brain damaged drama queens anywhere near my life
Liberals just don’t get it and more importantly, don’t WANT to get it.
If I were Jeff, I don't think I'd consider this man my friend.
I have some liberal friends and inlaws. Usually we don’t talk about politics, but occasionally it comes up, and I cope with it as best I may.
That is ENTIRELY DIFFERENT from writing a snarky column for the NY Slimes complaining how dumb my friends are. I may not mention them by name, but it will get out, and all our friends will hear about it.
No, Mr. David James Poissant, you are a snark.
bleeech...this guy wants the ‘right’ to be heard while not extending that ‘right’ to anyone else.
The reason I often avoid political discussions with liberals is precisely because as soon as they find out that I am a conservative they go into the most unbeilable rants about what a louse I am for thinking that way
Don't make me laugh.
So I guess I can't be friends with him.
Liar! No one who can write is that stupid.
This whole premise reminds me of the time a liberal said to me, "I was FOR the war on terror, Iraqi Freedom, etc -- until Abu Graib." I knew he was lying; and the copy of Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States cradled in his arms erased all doubt.
I doubt it. You want to be "friends" with some moderate squish like john mccain where you get get mewling assent to your foolish notions without having to concede anything in return.
I hate liberals with every fiber of my being. F them and their race.
Never forgive, never forget what they did to my country. All you Freepers who keep praying for them...stop wasting your breath. I pray a ‘different’ prayer for these bastards.
I wanted to know that Id never run into him with my daughters..
Well suppose some thug was holding one of your daughters down, smashing in her head after he broke her nose while you stood there petrified and G. Zimmerman came running up. Think you would be sorry to see him then?