Best Posts in Thread: “I didn’t lose friends when I came out as gay. I’ve lost friends since coming out as Republican.”

  1. Theologator

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    I left the Democrat party during the Clarence Thomas hearings, after calling Bob Graham’s office to ask how he would vote. They said he was still deciding. When he voted against Thomas that was my cue to step away.

    Trump is a class A narcissist. I have no desire to defend his inaccuracies, petulance or personal behavior. But he’s a result, not the cause, of our coarsening public discourse. (The MSM horribly mistreated W, HW & Reagan - who were extraordinarily polite and good men and yet they fawned over Bill Clinton whose trail of sexual abuse and corruption is obscene.)

    I like that he’s calling BS on a number of things including PC speech police and false meta-narratives pushed by the MSM. Among the false media narratives being pushed right now is that criticizing Jim Acosta’s grandstanding equates to being anti free press.

    People speak as though there was or will be a vote to approve or disapprove Trump. Nope. The vote was him vs. the most inept and corrupt presidential candidate of the last century (or more.) The vote will be him and his agenda/performance vs. the candidate(s) and agenda the Dems put forth.
     
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      He really did not lose any friends, they were never really his friends. I have people who disagree with me politically, I avoid talking about those things with them.
       
      • Windy City Gator

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        Why do people on both sides continue to embarrass themselves by acting like fools. Have civil conversations, no name calling, do not speculate on someone's IQ, do not call for impeachment, etc. Civil conversations will get a lot more accomplished than the rhetoric coming from both sides.
         
        • URGatorBait

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          That is pent up anger coach. ;)
           
          • stephenPE

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            Let me be clear. I agree with you on almost all these points. If your friends believe your political beliefs are a prerequisite for friendship then they are like parents that withhold love to children unless said children perform a certain way. My friends and friendships go way back and endure because I take them for who they are completely. Hearing my best childhood friend use the N word while lauding (saturday) Trump was not exactly great but I know he would help anyone regardless of race. He just wants to remember his parents and grandparents as perfect when they used that language. But I digress with my personal experience. Like you, I just dont really discuss politics with those that are vehement about their convictions. Our friendships are more important. And I will agree if someone tells you to fck off because of your voting history then they probably were not your "real" friend to begin with.
             
            • Ancient Reptile

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              My hope, Theologator, is that people will get past his personality and vote for the program. The three main motivations for me are: (1) the corruption of the MSM; (2) the neglect of the working class of all races; and (3) the apparent corruption of our national police and national security network.
              I am pleased to see sound judicial appointments. Last election, the corruption of the Clintons was an important point.
               
              • Swamp Donkey

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                  Why hasn't Jim Acosta ever show up at any Antifa rallies condemning violence? Or show any footage of the San Jose police allowing the Bernie and Hillary supporters to beat the crap out of the Trump supporters? Or the time when Dana Loesch was threatened by the libtard gun grabbers at the CNN town hall meeting with "burn her, burn her" chants with Jake Tapper advising her to get to safety. Dang, so many violent incidents by the libtards to list.
                   
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                    You can take them seriously. Just not literally ;)
                     
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                      Speaking of Reagan, check out this youtube channel.

                      Thank me later.

                      Reagan Library
                       
                      • Ancient Reptile

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                        I don't see this at all. Being in the minority on this board is difficult and coach handles it exceptionally well most of the time. If you retain any objectivity at all, you will see that his doonebury meme is very funny.
                         
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                          It's "RINO", Coach - Republicans in Name Only. They're registered as members of the Republican party, but they're not conservatives. They're in it for personal gain, not for ideological principles. And you need to calm down. You come across as someone spitting while spewing venom as badly as anyone you've described in this thread, or in your other posts. If you're going to talk about civility here, you need to show it.
                           
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                            If family and supposed friends disown you for your political beliefs, then you are way better off without them.
                             
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                              Doonesbury stole my story............today[​IMG]
                               
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                                Oh, I have the rightwing definition. It only applies to lefties........righties only have Trump approved indignation no matter how much spit comes out of their mouths while cursing about immigrants, lefites, fake news, muslims, unfinished walls, Canadians, the EU, socialism,all Scandanavian coutries, Venezuala, Hillary, the FBI, and any Rhino that doesnt suck DT's dick. I know I left out dozens more but you get my drift..........continental if you want.
                                 
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                                  You are the only :triggered: thing I see here.

                                  You failed to address the simple facts posed to you and tried to deflect, again, away from the gay black man's story about the hypocrisy of the Democrat party faithful.

                                  I'm disappointed but not surprised.
                                   
                                  • stephenPE

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                                    I guess I should have been more clear about that mass of humanity and their demonstration of disapproval to whatever they were
                                    looking at...........:triggered:... As for the gay black republican I side with chief. My friendships are more important than politics. When politicians are in the dust bins of historians my friends will still be there.
                                     
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                                      So you're stating by posting this that it's "OK" what this gay black man has experienced because some Trump supporters are heckling a "reporter" (I use that term because he's no journalist) who's done nothing but repeatedly name call & denigrate anyone who doesn't hate Trump much less supports him.

                                      Got it.
                                       
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                                        The party of tolerance, indeed. He speaks directly to our resident racist, Ava.

                                        Dems' worst nightmare: Black, gay vet leaves party to become a Republican and tells the world why
                                         

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