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  •  I can so relate to the fingers in the ears (11+ / 0-)

    and the la la la bit.  My housemate is a 69 year old male Republican.  He is a very confident and opinionated Fox News and right-wing radio viewer/listener.  High school educated.  He has worked as a cook and a casino dealer.  He was born in Texas, lives in Southern California now, is Hispanic ethnically.  He was raised to believe, and still does, that Ronald Reagan was/is a God.  He is in very good physical health.  When we discuss politics and I say something that doesn't compute to his right-wing brain, he literally stands up, looking panicked and disoriented and somewhat angry, his head moving from side-to-side shaking "no", his arms flailing a bit, while he says "No, no, I won't listen to this!" very vehemently, but also very panicked, while he makes a move to flee.  Other times he just gets angry immediately and raises his voice, cuts off anything I might be saying and essentially tries to shout me down.  Needless to say, I have decided to avoid having any discussions with him about politics.  He does, however, continue to make snide remarks to me about the latest "news" and "facts" he has "learned" from Fox News and other conservative "news" sources about the "evil" Democrats.

    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy

    by helpImdrowning on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 08:33:18 AM PDT

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