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Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:23 PM

 

A little story I tell to friends of mine who are voting for or leaning toward Trump

Now, let's understand that I'm a 63 year old white guy whose closest friends are cousins (I have literally 100 of them). We all aged together. So, my friends are male, white and range between 55 and 67 years old.

That's Trump's demographic wheelhouse. Naturally, the women are way more in tuned to reality than the men, but I digress.

So, no politics is being spoken at a particular time and we are just bullshitting. You know, family, work, retirement, vacation and so on. A lull in the conversation, and I chime in with a very serious question. Here's how it goes:

"Let me ask you guys something. If you were at home and your kid's school called, and they wanted you down to the principal's office, you'd go, right? It sounds serious. You get there and the principal tells you and your wife that your third grade son, about 8 years old, has been taunting this disabled child. Making fun of him, mimicking him, bullying him and trying to get the other kids to laugh. What would you do or say to your 8 year old?"

So, now we get all the normal parenting answers. "I'd spank him so hard he couldn't sit down." or, "Tell him how disappointed I am and maybe look for a guidance counselor." You get it, serious answers to a serious question.

So now I turn to my favorite cousin who supports Donald Trump who said the spanking remark and I reply, "that's odd, Tony. I thought you would tell your son how proud you were of him and let him know that some day he could grow up to be President".

Everyone laughed and everyone got the point.

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Reply A little story I tell to friends of mine who are voting for or leaning toward Trump (Original post)
louis c Jul 2016 OP
KT2000 Jul 2016 #1
world wide wally Jul 2016 #2
63splitwindow Jul 2016 #3
calimary Jul 2016 #4
Skittles Jul 2016 #5
louis c Jul 2016 #10
Martin Eden Jul 2016 #6
aggiesal Jul 2016 #7
Major Nikon Jul 2016 #8
flygal Jul 2016 #9
oberliner Jul 2016 #11
louis c Jul 2016 #12
oberliner Jul 2016 #13

Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:25 PM

1. very good

and the analogy is spot on!

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:28 PM

2. As an 8th grade teacher, I would have sent his ass to the office when he mocked the

Handicapped journalist.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 05:36 PM

3. The spoiled rich brat was sent to military school for a reason other than proper behavior.

 

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 06:59 PM

4. BOOM!

Nicely done!

Sheesh - I HOPE they got the point. Some people on that side of the aisle are remarkably thick-headed.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:50 PM

5. 100 cousins! I have four!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:33 AM

10. that counts their spouses (NT)

 

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:52 PM

6. Behavior they find unacceptable in their own children ...

... they embrace in a presidential candidate.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:54 PM

7. Did Tony? n/t

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:17 PM

8. The Reader's Digest condensed version is....

Do you really want to give the nuke codes to a guy who uses arguments like, "HE started it!"?

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 08:52 AM

9. I found out three teachers (women) are and have been Trump supporters

You know, in schools covered with anti-bullying posters... unbelievable! And trust me - all have taken full advantage of their union benefits securing their jobs over these years through different hardships that most private sector jobs would have let them go long ago!

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:35 AM

11. "I'd spank him so hard he couldn't sit down" is a normal parenting answer?

 

That sounds like child abuse.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:49 AM

12. to 55 to 67 year olds

 

I'm sure you'd get that answer from at least one person in a group of 12 people of that age range.

I know one of my aaquinrences would. Let's remember, of the 12 people at this social gathering, at least 4 or 5 are Trump supporters.

Perhaps you misinterpreted my story. By normal, I don't mean the answer is normal. I mean that it would be normal that someone in that group would say that.

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Response to louis c (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:53 AM

13. Understood

 

It just jumped out at me, but your explanation makes sense.

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