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Sun Oct 25, 2015, 11:23 PM

When Adults get together in the 3-D World

Had dinner recently with a young couple we became friends with. We started helping them with a particular business venture since we have a few bazillion years of business experience and developed a friendship after that. They refer to us as their Ďsecond parentsí. Their real parents are conservative Right Wingers so I think itís been refreshing for them to deal with "older people" who are as liberal as they are.

Of course we discussed Politics and they mentioned that they changed their voter registration from Independent to Democrat so they can vote for Bernie in the Primaries.

Well, I explained that we live in a Caucus State and voting isnít the same as States that have actual Primary Voting. Gave them a brief history of how the Caucus works and told them what they would need to do to participate in the Caucus process. And I explained what to expect when they go to their local Caucus.

They knew we supported Hillary but there was no Pro vs Con discussion about either candidate. I didnít ask why they supported Bernie and I didnít try to sell them on Hillary. The focus of most of our political discussion centered around the republicans in the clown car and the low intelligence level of those that supported republicans. We all agreed that the Republican Party was collapsing, and that was a good thing.

Of course I donít agree with their decision to support Bernie but I could tell that they were excited about being involved in the Primary/Caucus process. It was all completely new to them. I felt good about that and I hope they remain engaged in Politics as the years travel on.

No snark. No bullshit. No gotchaí. Just some adults having a conversation in the Real World.

I now return you to the Snark and Gotcha' program currently in progress............


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postatomic Oct 2015 OP
longship Oct 2015 #1
thucythucy Oct 2015 #2
Scootaloo Oct 2015 #3
840high Oct 2015 #4
dreamnightwind Oct 2015 #5
murielm99 Oct 2015 #6
reformist2 Oct 2015 #7
Motown_Johnny Oct 2015 #8

Response to postatomic (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 11:49 PM

1. What a wonderful OP!!!! Please everybody R&K this!

Democrats staying together this election is the most important thing we can do. We agree to disagree politely and respectfully.

That is why I will not divulge my candidate choice here until the nomination. And then my choice will be the nominee. This place has become a grade school schoolyard. It is utterly disgusting.

But then there are posts like this one which restore my faith. This is how a responsible Democrat acts.

Love ya, man (or woman). Have a sincere hug.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 11:50 PM

2. Thank you for this.

Just the pick me up I needed. And it's great to see new people brought into the Party and the process. Thanks again, and best wishes.

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Mon Oct 26, 2015, 12:13 AM

3. Here's some "snark and gotcha"

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251506371

I wonder how your conversation would have gone, if you actually told 'em how you feel about "that race of people"?

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 01:52 AM

4. ....

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 02:49 AM

5. Damn

I don't even know what to say, shocking.

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 04:10 AM

6. That has been my experience, too,

for the most part.

We support Hillary. With one exception, the Bernie supporters I have spoken to IRL have been very polite. OTOH, I have only run into a handful of Bernie supporters at the events I attend. Most of the Democrats I know support HRC.

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Mon Oct 26, 2015, 06:06 AM

7. Yeah, collapsing upward, now with over 240 Repugs in the House, 54 in the Senate.


I agree with you, the Repugs seem to be full of stupids, but they're doing something right (even if it's just gerrymandering).

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 06:45 AM

8. Do you see the same excitement from your Clinton supporting friends?

 


Curious because I think it takes that kind of excitement to brave the caucus process.





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