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Response to Narkos (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:28 PM

6. My advice from experience

1) don't start the conversation about the election. If they bring it up first that is fine, but don't be the instigator.
2) if they do bring it up just listen. If they go off the deep and start saying, "the county is dead," etc...

Use these phrases:
1) I hear how upset you are and I care about you, but I think that we should talk about something else that is less upsetting.
2) I hope those things won't happen
3) I hear how worried you are
4) I understand you believe "insert whatever", I don't see it that way, but I love you and I think that we should talk about something else

Those are my key phrases for in laws and rep. family.

Engaging beyond that is fruitless at this point. Try in a couple of years or 18 mo when some thing's have visibly started to turn for the better and they have had time to realize the world is still spinning. Give Obama some time to work and then showing will work better than telling.

Good luck.

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