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Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:01 PM

A republican running for state representative just came to my door.

I am surprised the peace sign and the "I am the 99%" sticker on my garage door did not scare him away.
He was polite, and I was as well (feeling pretty mature of myself for my 50 years!). I told him we were happy with what we get for what we pay in taxes. Our community would benefit from better jobs, but that is true most everywhere these days. I did bring up that it is a shame so many young people are drowning in student debt. I mentioned my son in the Peace Corps and how it would be nice if he could get a break on his loans.
Afterward I thought maybe I should have been more...outspoken? But, on the whole I am happy with myself for being polite. And I do give him some respect as he is the first person running for office I have ever had come to the door in 22 years of living here.
But, I still won't vote for him.

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Reply A republican running for state representative just came to my door. (Original post)
logosoco Sep 2014 OP
tapermaker Sep 2014 #1
logosoco Sep 2014 #5
jwirr Sep 2014 #2
gratuitous Sep 2014 #3
madokie Sep 2014 #4

Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:19 PM

1. good for you !

 

I on the other hand have dreams where I draw a chalk outline of a body on my sidewalk and scatter republican campaign literature around the outline. Sometimes I add ketchup puddles around the heart and head area for effect.These sweet dreams keep me sane and help me to suppress such behavior in my awakened state.

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Response to tapermaker (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:41 PM

5. well, while I have his face fresh in my mind....nt

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:24 PM

2. I think you handled it perfectly. If you had gone ballistic he would have written you off. This way

at the very least you gave him something to think about.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:27 PM

3. Take advantage of the opportunity

You got a chance to speak directly to the candidate (hopefully not soon to be your actual representative), and you didn't muff it. Good job. Would that we all mention two or three things that we would like politicians to hear, directly from the voters' mouths. Nothing may come of it, but if something is to come of it, the chances that it will be positive were enhanced by your conversation.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:29 PM

4. I'd cut my hand off first

before I'd vote for a republiCON. I voted for one once but it was years ago and he was a family friend who I happened to like. Served one term as sheriff and said fuck this shit and skedaddled.

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