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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 12:40 PM

friendships and politics

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I didn't lose many friendships after the 2016 election. My circle of friends doesn't include many conservatives, and the conservatives I count as friends are generally of the more rational variety who have no use for Trump.

But I seem to be losing friendships over this year's primary.

Many of my friends like and support Bernie Sanders. That's not usually a problem, but a handful have gone from Sanders supporter to Sanders cult follower. They've accused me on Facebook of blindness and stupidity for not seeing things exactly as they see them, of being a DNC operative, and of not being a True Progressive.

I'm very progressive. But I'm also a realist.

When, during an argument, I pointed out that equating Biden with Trump is like saying that because Mars and Pluto are both further from the sun than you, they're in the same orbit. The person I was arguing with said a comparison between Hitler and Francisco Franco would be more accurate. I stopped the argument at that point; there's no point holding a discussion with such a person.

I've been voting in presidential elections since 1988. I've never encountered anything like this. The whole "my candidate or no candidate" attitude strikes me as unhealthy.

Anyone else experiencing this?

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 12:48 PM

1. Nope

The only time I see this shit is here on the internet.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 01:43 PM

2. I would have thought Sanders supporters would have learned the truth of that old adage,

"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."

That's what they did in 2016 and if that's what they do again this year, we will have four more years of Trump and this country will be toast. Burnt toast. I'm fine with my Sanders supporting friends but if Biden gets the nom, they better get in line and vote blue no matter who. I will call out any who post third-party or anti-dem, "both parties are the same" BS.

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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 02:13 PM

3. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Per the decisions and instructions of the DU Admins, all OP's regarding Democratic candidates for the Party's nomination for President are to be posted in the Democratic Primaries Forum. Please post your OP there. Thanks

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