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I Have Lost a Friend Over the Election

Posted on 10/29/2008 2:12:34 PM PDT by libertarian9

I have been an Independent for most of my life but this year I registered as a Republican.

A have a friend who I've known for 22 years. He is an Obama supporter.

He has ended our friendship because I am supporting McCain and not Obama.

He has gone so far as to say that I'm not the person he thought I was all these years. I am angry and sad and a little stunned.

Anyone else having similar experiences over the election?


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1 posted on 10/29/2008 2:12:34 PM PDT by libertarian9
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To: libertarian9

screw ‘em, some friend he/she was.


2 posted on 10/29/2008 2:13:47 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: libertarian9

He is just following his Messiah’s commandment to “get in the face” of his opponents.


3 posted on 10/29/2008 2:13:56 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: libertarian9

Today your friend....6 days your country. I think all of us feel the loss....

But we CAN get out there and change it and make sure it doesn’t happen....


4 posted on 10/29/2008 2:14:10 PM PDT by Illinois Rep
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To: libertarian9

I lost a bunch of friends recently too.

Oh well.

I ain’t supporting Marxism.

Period.


5 posted on 10/29/2008 2:14:24 PM PDT by library user
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To: libertarian9

You didn’t lose a friend. He did.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 2:14:24 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: libertarian9

Not much of a friend.

This election will tell us just who our real friends are.


7 posted on 10/29/2008 2:14:29 PM PDT by Califreak (Hope -n- Che'nge is the battle cry of the zombies.)
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To: libertarian9

Hopefully, he’ll realize his stupidity when the spell breaks.


8 posted on 10/29/2008 2:14:51 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: libertarian9

The supporters of Hussein have way too much emotionally invested in this campaign and their cult of personality.

They don’t need friends as long as they have Hussein!


9 posted on 10/29/2008 2:14:57 PM PDT by KoRn (Barack Obama Must Be Stopped!!!)
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To: libertarian9

I have a friend who’s a conservative but has been telling me “it’s over, BO will win” for about a month. I’ve severed ties with him until after the election. Can’t stand that negative vibe...from ANYONE.


10 posted on 10/29/2008 2:15:03 PM PDT by albie
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To: libertarian9

I’ve lost a few “friends” this way, some as long-term as that. I’m willing to overlook a friend’s propensity for being wrong-headed, but if they won’t reciprocate, it’s not worth having them around.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 2:15:07 PM PDT by SoDak (Molon Labe)
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To: Blogger

Oh you said it best. He didn’t lose a friend, the other guy did.


12 posted on 10/29/2008 2:15:28 PM PDT by Carley (The media understands credentials but does NOT understand principles.)
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To: libertarian9

Every female in my social circle, and 40% of the men are voting for Obama. Thankfully, they just view me as some “eccentric, gun-owning curmudgeon” and leave it at that.


13 posted on 10/29/2008 2:15:48 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: libertarian9

At least you found out what sort of friend he really was.


14 posted on 10/29/2008 2:15:54 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: libertarian9

You’re too new here to be posting vanities.


15 posted on 10/29/2008 2:15:58 PM PDT by MarkeyD (THE DEMOCRATS LIED, THE ECONOMY DIED.)
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To: libertarian9

I’ve stopped discussing politics with friends I know have opposing viewpoints. While I can’t understand how they continue to cling to a party that’s been overrun by leftists, their friendship is far more valuable, so I leave it at that.

One day, and I hope it’s not too late, they’ll hold a label like my screen name.


16 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: libertarian9

My husband lost his best friend, best man at our wedding, over Clinton. It happens.


17 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:20 PM PDT by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: libertarian9
Your friendship was a conditional relationship. I live in a very liberal area, and I find that they are only open minded when you agree with them. If you don't they become distant. My son is in college and experiences the same bias from some professors. Get yourself in a good church and you'll find friendships that will last.
18 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:20 PM PDT by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: KoRn

Not to minimize your loss of a friend, but it happened in Nazi Germany. People that you thought were pals, your buddies, turned out to be stooges for the Third Reich. The cult of personality around the Black Fuhrer is going to destroy a lot of friendships, I’m afraid.


19 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:33 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: albie

I am a pariah in my family because I listen to Rush.


20 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:36 PM PDT by maizey (maizey)
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To: libertarian9

A good friend and I have had pretty heated discussions the last few weeks about the election. He is an Obama supporter. It came to a crescendo today and I know he’s pretty angry at me. Hopefully, it will all be forgotten after next week. It just goes to show how divided and polarized this country is right now.


21 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:38 PM PDT by davek70
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To: libertarian9

The same has happened to me....by friend of over twenty years started cursing at me when I told him I haven’t watched SIXTY MINUTES since they used forged documents in the last election cycle.

He hasn’t talked to me for a month. He thinks Mary Mapes is right....that the fact the docs were likely forged doesn’t dismiss “the story” of Bush being AWOL.

When I pointed out to him one can’t base a “story” on documents that aren’t real he became furious....I look at it as his problem.


22 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:44 PM PDT by kjo
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To: libertarian9

I always thought it would be odd to live in an area where everyone voted like me. The only time in my life when I had GOP representation at every level was when I lived in Miami (99-02).


23 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:47 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: libertarian9
If your friend is willing to end your friendship with him/her because who you are voting for, you were a better friend to this person than they were to you. Your friendship to them was merely superficial it seems.
24 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:49 PM PDT by jrooney (I am not voting for Spread the Wealth/Senator Government. I am voting for the War Hero and Baracuda.)
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To: libertarian9

Nope. I work with all liberal Democrats and they think I’m quaint. You’ve managed find someone you obviously didn’t know very well, either.


25 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:52 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: libertarian9

That’s a shame. Most of my family are Democrats, some of them are loony toons liberals too. Its kind of sad, because these days, I dont even like visiting them. Its not that they get into politics alot with me (they know better), but they have CNN on their big screens all the time and they are talking smack about politics all the while I am there, just not very friendly environs. Those people cannot separate their politics from their personal lives.


26 posted on 10/29/2008 2:16:55 PM PDT by Paradox (Obama, the Audacity of Hype.)
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To: libertarian9

I have a friend who is a liberal. Every 4 years it goes cold between us from August to November.

Usually thaws out by the spring. :)


27 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:06 PM PDT by Onerom99
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To: libertarian9

Actually, I have it in the reverse. I am so angry at my friends who are supporting that Communist that I am distancing myself. They refuse to even look at another option.


28 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:21 PM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: libertarian9
Cheer up.

I have lost my mother and sister to Obama's poisoned Kool-Aid.

They are mentally lost people now.

29 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:21 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: libertarian9
He has ended our friendship because I am supporting McCain and not Obama.

Tonight is THE night to write a hand-written note (copy it) and drop it off at two dozen homes in your neighborhood.

Dear Neighbor: I love America too much to sit idly by without getting involved.

I am urging everyone who loves this great country to support John McCain, a man of supurb integrity and honesty.

Obama is too dangerous and unknown to trust with the future of this great country, both financially and otherwise.

Do the right thing: support John McCain and Sarah Palin.

You won't regret your decision.

Signed.... (YOUR NAME)

30 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:21 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: libertarian9

I’ve lost friends over things like this and could care less. There are many like-minded people that suits my needs in a friend much better. If you really analyze the friendship, didn’t you find this person a bit...well...trying? If he/she is an Obama supporter, they’d have to have shown telltale signs that were annoying.


31 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:22 PM PDT by libertylass (Her support of aerial hunting....)
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To: Califreak

**Not much of a friend.**

Have to agree there!! I don’t chose my friends by their Politics, but apparently Liberals do. I’ve lost several friends over the years...Hell I’ve lost JOBS and been Fired once for making a “Remark” that was overtly rightwing.

Sometimes the world SUCKS.. have to stand up, straighten your tie and keep moving.


32 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:22 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (HITLER offered Hope and Change!!)
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To: libertarian9

My dog has left me ...I had no idea he was for Obama


33 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:35 PM PDT by woofie
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To: libertarian9
He or she was not a friend to start with. I have a lot of acquaintances that are for Obama and I will treat them the same as always.I think Obama is the worse thing that could happen to America right now. I even think if he wins we will end up as a Communist country but until the time comes to fight I will treat them with respect as long as they treat me the same way.
34 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:35 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: libertarian9

No liberal friends here. Some liberal family members but those I can’t chase away. I’ve tried, believe me, they won’t go.


35 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:39 PM PDT by pgkdan ("White folks greed runs a world in need," Jeremiah Wright as quoted by Barack Obama)
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To: libertarian9

Welcome to Freerepublic. Are you guys writing a book over at DU about how you all cleverly tried to solidify your stereotypes about us and what we might say?


36 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:45 PM PDT by freeplancer (McCain Voters Catch the Lobsters-Obama Voters Eat Them)
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To: libertarian9
He has gone so far as to say that I'm not the person he thought I was all these years.

That phrase has a familiar ring to it.

37 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:51 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: libertarian9

I wonder how many have lost jobs over this?

Not by mouthing off at work, but simply because they know how you really feel.

By looking at the Ronald Reagan calendar hanging in your office.


38 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:57 PM PDT by Califreak (Hope -n- Che'nge is the battle cry of the zombies.)
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To: libertarian9

I am very passive agresive toward my parents and siblings. I’ve not showed up for a lot of extended family events.

I know I’m wrong, but I’m overwhelmed with disappointment, sadness and resentment.


39 posted on 10/29/2008 2:17:57 PM PDT by prolifefirst
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To: libertarian9

More than likely its temporary. IF Obama wins they will be back, if he doesn’t will it might just take longer. It’s gotten go bad where I am that I refuse to talk politics with anyone I know. I have a friend that tell everyone he is undecided, even though he is voting for McCain.
The tolerant left is so intolerant of anyone that does not agree with them.


41 posted on 10/29/2008 2:18:09 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: Son-Joshua

Us non-religious rightists in liberal areas are like the gays of old. We just need our own bars to hang out in.


42 posted on 10/29/2008 2:18:09 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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“Anyone else having similar experiences over the election?”

Not this election. I lost all mine years ago, including some relatives. As I get older I chose not to waste my life on people who stand for nothing, which is usually liberals.

And no, I don’t miss them one bit.


43 posted on 10/29/2008 2:18:16 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: libertarian9

tell him, you still see him as a friend and if he ever change his mind, he could come back

he’s blinded by hatred and bigotry


44 posted on 10/29/2008 2:18:37 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: libertarian9

With friends like that who needs enemas?


45 posted on 10/29/2008 2:18:55 PM PDT by OB1kNOb ("I guarantee you it's (a testing of America) gonna happen." - "Plugs" Biden regarding Obama)
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Yup. However, a good friend of mine just registered with the GOP. She was a life-long Democrat when I met her. A High School Asst. Principal. It took chipping away at her daily for three years, for her to realize the Democrats left her, and another 3.5 to re-register. Her Daughter re-registered GOP at the same time— at a Dodgers game.

Both of them are being derided for their politics from family and friends.


46 posted on 10/29/2008 2:19:06 PM PDT by hoppity
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To: libertarian9

He or she was not a friend to start with. I have a lot of acquaintances that are for Obama and I will treat them the same as always.I think Obama is the worse thing that could happen to America right now. I even think if he wins we will end up as a Communist country but until the time comes to fight I will treat them with respect as long as they treat me the same way.


47 posted on 10/29/2008 2:19:06 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: libertarian9

I lost a good friend like that over the 1992 election. At first, I felt the same way you do now. But I suspect that soon you’ll come to find what I did — you really won’t miss him all that much.


48 posted on 10/29/2008 2:19:20 PM PDT by kevao
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To: libertarian9

For someone to end your friendship over Obama, well, he wasn’t much of a friend to begin with.

I have some friends/relatives who are all about Obama. One relative actually personally knows the Clintons well. I try to avoid talking politics at all costs and it usually works well. If the topic comes up, I change the topic of simply ignore it.


49 posted on 10/29/2008 2:19:26 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: libertarian9

I was at a dinner last night with the Bible League, and there were a few tense moments when a relative of my daughter’s proudly proclaimed that she hoped Obama would win.

I informed her that he was a Marxist but that didn’t seem to phase her. Thankfully, another person at the table manages to listen to the same shows as me, and joined me in bringing all of the scary features of this smooth and deceitful character to light.

It was tense, and we’re Canadian! I imagine there have been many relationships affected by this. People really seem to have entered into some weird type of zealous religious mode when it comes to this guy. Very scary.

I would say that your friend has proven to you that he really wasn’t much of one...sorry to sound flippant.


50 posted on 10/29/2008 2:19:27 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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