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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:20 AM

Who in your life do you hope will apologize for voting for Trump?

Most of us have at least one family member, friend, or co-worker in our lives that really disappointed us when we learned they voted for Trump.
Mine is a niece.
Not racist. Not a bigot. Just someone who always wants lower taxes and always votes Repub.
Anyway, we donít discuss politics.
I learned from her Facebook page that she voted for Trump.
Iím hoping that the Mueller report will make her sorry she voted for him.

Would love to hear some stories from people on who they really want to hear an ďIím sorryĒ or ďI was wrongĒ for voting for Trump from.
Also, tell me if youíve already heard this from someone in your life.

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Reply Who in your life do you hope will apologize for voting for Trump? (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 OP
thbobby Jan 2018 #1
The Polack MSgt Jan 2018 #2
lagomorph777 Jan 2018 #3
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #4
silverweb Jan 2018 #5
EffieBlack Jan 2018 #6
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #7
Hortensis Jan 2018 #31
Orrex Jan 2018 #8
Hortensis Jan 2018 #34
PatSeg Jan 2018 #9
CTyankee Jan 2018 #10
ChoppinBroccoli Jan 2018 #11
mythology Jan 2018 #12
GrapesOfWrath Jan 2018 #13
Vinca Jan 2018 #14
Phentex Jan 2018 #15
Algernon Moncrieff Jan 2018 #16
EffieBlack Jan 2018 #17
Dem_4_Life Jan 2018 #18
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #19
Dem_4_Life Jan 2018 #23
Funtatlaguy Jan 2018 #24
Dem_4_Life Jan 2018 #25
Dem_4_Life Jan 2018 #27
grantcart Jan 2018 #20
unblock Jan 2018 #26
Blue_Tires Jan 2018 #21
hatrack Jan 2018 #22
unblock Jan 2018 #28
MrScorpio Jan 2018 #29
Sophia4 Jan 2018 #30
reflection Jan 2018 #32
lkinwi Jan 2018 #33

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:25 AM

1. After Watergate

most Nixon voters were too ashamed to admit they voted for him. I guess some who have bragged about voting for trump might have to admit or atone. People I know that like him still have their heads so far up his ass that I doubt they will ever admit their blunder.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:53 AM

2. There is nobody who still has a place in my life who voted for him...

That I know of. If I find out, they aren't in my life anymore - as much as I can make that happen

I wish one coworker would at least STFU, but I don't expect an apology from his Trump ass

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:56 AM

3. Those people have been expelled from my life.

I have no time for losers.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:27 PM

4. I cant dump my niece

She just had a baby girl that I adore.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:36 PM

5. My entire family.

Except for my own grown kids and a couple of cousins, they're all Republican plus one hard-core Libertarian. I communicate mainly with one, the only one who doesn't start spouting RW talking points almost right after "hello." They are all convinced they're in the right and Trump, though "perhaps" flawed, is doing what needs to be done. Fox News says so, after all.

If any one of them ever admitted their vote was a mistake, I'd drop into a dead faint. There's no way an apology will ever happen. They never apologize for anything. Having moved cross-country makes them easier to deal with and I'll be forever grateful that I raised my kids far from their influence.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 12:52 PM

6. Fortunately no one on my family or any of my close friends voted for him

But I have plenty of friends and acquaintances who did.

I used to try not to mention it - friendship thicker than water and all that.

Then I realized my silence was part of the problem. These people voted for, not only to undermine everything I care about but to undermine ME, as an African American woman. They donít get to do that and then get a pass. They needed to hear from me and take direct and uncomfortable heat for their decision - which I provide them at every opportunity.

A few have changed their minds, admitted they made a terrible mistake and apologized. Some just look embarrassed and sheepish but donít try to defend themselves anymore. Very few try to justify themselves anymore because they know I will drop kick them through the window - they have the good sense to keep their damned mouths shut.



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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:03 PM

7. You had some minor satisfaction

Good for you

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:56 PM

31. Yes. 0 tolerance for people who "aren't bigoted" but

accept it as a tradeoff to save the nation. Or something.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:06 PM

8. Unless they vow never again to vote for a Republican...

then they can shove their apologies up their collective ass.

Absent such a vow, even the most allegedly regretful Trump voter will certainly vote for the next Republican asshole to land on the ballot.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 06:05 PM

34. But half the nation is conservative by personality,

from which political leanings spring. Personality is genetically wired.

They simple can't make that promise, and they will always be a big part of "us." Some could vote for decent people take over the Republican Party. Or move to another conservative party if one forms.

That said, like you, I see no indication that well over half of current Republicans will not continue to loyally support their current leaders. They seem far from any limits to what they will accept, and it seems likely that for at least half of those there never will be any.

Those'll still be hissing "Hillareee" and "BO" from their wheelchairs and walkers long after their families learn to never mention politics in front of them.

Which to me makes it important to differentiate. My husband's Jewish. Although I try to be as reasonable and persuasive as I can manage, these days I seem to be mostly just an intolerant (fed-up!) liberal instead. In gross terms, there are two very noticeable types of conservatives around this intensely conservative deep south county: Those who will be friends with us and those who are hostile and won't. Huge difference between the two, even if all probably voted for Trump.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:08 PM

9. No one

Not a single soul. There is no one in my life that voted for Trump. An ex in-law was a Trump supporter and he became an ex Facebook friend. He will remain an ex friend.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:12 PM

10. I don't think I know anybody who voted for Trump...

certainly nobody in my family...

my husband works the polls on election days. I'd be interested in knowing how many votes Trump got in my ultra liberal section of an ultra liberal New Haven...

We know who the Dems are when we have Dem primaries but of course not in the General.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:40 PM

11. Only Person I Know Is A Good Friend, But He Is A Full-Blown Trump Cultist

I don't even really know who he is anymore, and I can tell you that I've lost a TON of respect for him. When I first met him, he was fiercely independent, claimed to be a Libertarian who was all about freedom, but was very liberal in a lot of regards. But when Trump burst onto the scene, I remember him telling me he couldn't say exactly why, but he just loved Trump. Later he said he liked him because he thought it was funny when he was rude to the other candidates. He has now abandoned every independent ideal he ever had and is a full-blown member of the Trump Cult. The man can do no wrong in his eyes, and he's changed HIS opinions on issues to better fit in with the Trump policies.

The other day he told me that if the Trump presidency did nothing else, it proved to him conclusively that there is a Deep State controlling everything in this country. So I already know that he'll never apologize. When Trump goes down, it will simply be yet more proof to him that the Deep State was afraid of a Washington Outsider coming in and making changes. It's sad, really, because I once knew him to be an intelligent, deep thinker. But he's checked all of that at the door to become a member of the Trump Cult. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that if Trump went on TV and told him to drink poisoned Kool Aid, he would be dead before sundown.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:43 PM

12. I only know one person that I know voted for Trump

 

He wasn't a friend before for a host of reasons, thought the proper response to the church shooting in South Carolina was to complain about stores not selling confederate flags being a violation of the 1st Amendment and openly said women should always wear high heels among other insipid notions. Fortunately he left our parkour group for more a location more comfortable with his idiocy.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:45 PM

13. My younger brother

I donít know what happened to him...used to be a Hillary supporting Dem. Only conclusion I can come to is that heís a racist. It hurts me to type that...but, until he apologizes and admits how wrong he was, I just gotta stay away for my own sanity.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:48 PM

14. I only know one person who voted for Trump and he's dead to me.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 01:57 PM

15. Two co-workers constantly complaining about Obamacare...

one who declared to me last week that BCBS wants to come back to the marketplace in Georgia but not have to cover pre-existing conditions. She sounded shocked. And exclaimed how wrong that was and that insurance companies should not be allowed to do that.

It was all I could do to refrain from asking her "HOW STUPID ARE YOU?"

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 02:03 PM

16. Like many, my life is compartmentalized

There are a handful of friends and family members with whom I'll discuss politics, as well as a whole bunch of complete strangers here.

The vast majority of friends and coworkers and relatives - I just act as if politics does not exist.

There are a few beloved family members that voted for Trump that I'll always have to treat on that basis.

As for the rest - I generally interact only in specific contexts. Work. Sports. etc.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:11 PM

17. People who voted for Trump may not all be racist

but they donít mind having a racist as president of the United States, which isnít much better.

I have a friend who regularly tells people who voted for Trump and still support ďI donít need you to tell me youíre not a racist. But I do want you to look in my black face and tell me you do not mind that the president of the United States is one.Ē

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:14 PM

18. My Dad .....

But he won't ever apologize for it...it is basically a job requirement for him since he is a very high executive for the Koch Brothers.

But on a positive note my dad does and always has hated Trump.

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Response to Dem_4_Life (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:17 PM

19. Works for Koch brothers?

Bet you have some interesting stories.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:23 PM

23. Yep he has for 43 years.

You should have seen his face when I first told him I was volunteering for Obama in 2008. He was speechless but not surprised. It makes me literally ill whenever he mentions he is going to Washington for business....

We basically agree to not discuss politics and it usually comes up a few times a year. He also has personal mixed feelings about Ted Cruz.

My mom said she has always been disappointed in how he turned out and how he sold his soul to the devil since when she first married him his idol in life was JFK and Robert Kennedy. She got divorced as soon as she knew there was no hope.

I have hope that some day after he retires he will someday come around.

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Response to Dem_4_Life (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:26 PM

24. Interesting. Does he agree with the Kochs

On policy or is he just in it for the money?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:35 PM

25. Both

He thinks they are great people and he believes that what they do policy wise is important. He knows how I feel so we don't have a lot of in depth conversations about it haha. (Also since I don't want to get sick to my stomach) But yeah overall he totally drinks the Koch coolaid.

It was pretty funny though when I was in Wichita this summer and my dad who is a black humor type of guy said: So do you want to go see where they burn puppies in the basement?
Me: What?
Him: You know where the evil Koch brothers burn puppies in the basement (that's what the liberals think anyway)...You know do you want to go see the changes to the office?

It was funny and not funny at the same time.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:39 PM

27. It's also interesting to note

He does NOT watch Fox News... He will watch MSNBC once in awhile however usually he will watch CNN whenever he does watch news. He usually watches car shows, HBO movies, TCM or old TV shows on a daily basis when he is home.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:18 PM

20. Melania Knauss sitting in front of a dozen divorce attorneys

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Response to grantcart (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:37 PM

26. what makes you think she voted for donnie?

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:19 PM

21. Nobody in my life voted for him?

(Or even if they did, they know better than to *EVER* mention it when I'm in earshot).

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:22 PM

22. BIL, SIL, but they're cultists and will never, ever ever apologize

They'll never even admit that they've made a mistake about anything - they're always right.

I spend as little time as possible w. them.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:40 PM

28. i've got my fill of people who hang their heads low while voting for republicans.

their apologies or admissions of guilt are meaningless.

until they start voting for democrats it's just empty talk.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:42 PM

29. I dont know of any friends or family who voted for Trump

We all have pretty much hated his ass from day one.

Not surprisingly, none of us dread family gatherings.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:52 PM

30. I don't think I know anyone who voted for Trump.I r

 

I live in California in Los Angeles. I don't know anyone I think voted for Trump, and no one has told me they voted for Trump.

I know strangers on the internet who voted for Trump. That's about it.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 05:56 PM

32. My evangelical father.

But I have no illusions that will ever happen.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 06:01 PM

33. Two old coworkers.

One posted on Facebook that God was the reason that tRump was elected. 😳

The other kept posting fake right wing crap. Heís not a stupid guy, so Iím sure that he knew the posts were fake. When fact checked, he would get rid of the entire post, but shortly after, put out a different fake post. It went on like that the entire election. I suspect that he was pumping out the fake stuff to reach as many as possible before getting caught with his lies. Of course heís a fundamentalist.

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