Skip to comments.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?
screw ‘em, some friend he/she was.
He is just following his Messiah’s commandment to “get in the face” of his opponents.
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....
I lost a bunch of friends recently too.
I ain’t supporting Marxism.
You didn’t lose a friend. He did.
Not much of a friend.
This election will tell us just who our real friends are.
Hopefully, he’ll realize his stupidity when the spell breaks.
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!
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.
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.
Oh you said it best. He didn’t lose a friend, the other guy did.
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.
At least you found out what sort of friend he really was.
You’re too new here to be posting vanities.
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.
My husband lost his best friend, best man at our wedding, over Clinton. It happens.
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.
I am a pariah in my family because I listen to Rush.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
I have lost my mother and sister to Obama's poisoned Kool-Aid.
They are mentally lost people now.
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)
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.
**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.
My dog has left me ...I had no idea he was for Obama
No liberal friends here. Some liberal family members but those I can’t chase away. I’ve tried, believe me, they won’t go.
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?
That phrase has a familiar ring to it.
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.
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.
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.
Us non-religious rightists in liberal areas are like the gays of old. We just need our own bars to hang out in.
“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.
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
With friends like that who needs enemas?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.