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  •  my repub "pals" (6+ / 0-)

    will be there for me to the bitter end, as they were for my mom, who wanted her headstone to read, "She was a good Democrat".
    I get my diagnosis on the 29th.  It may be good, who knows?
    But I can't leave this little Tx. community.  All I can do is be some influence.
    What I advocate in times of tribulation, is to just "gas it".

    •  It sounds like you've been a wonderful (4+ / 0-)
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      influence on your pals.  Good luck.

      He's a communist, buddy. Study it out.

      by chicago minx on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 07:15:17 PM PDT

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      •  I have found my repub pals (5+ / 0-)

        are really softies on certain things.  The rich one wants me to know she is all about women being empowered.  The two guys want to show judicial integrity is more important than party.
        The rebel flag was more of an issue.  The guy just does what all his grey haired biker buddies do, and he didn't think of that flag as a rascist thing until I pointed it out to him.
        It was down within a couple of days.
        My paralegal, the conservative, will vote for Obama, if nothing else, for ACA, since she has ms.  Oh, and some other things she has come to like about my party.
        I try.  I try.

        •  Thx for this. If we choose our friends based on (0+ / 0-)

          their political views we further the divide and loose any ability to influence those with whom we disagree. That is the mindset that 1% wants to foster among us, to turn us against each other. The more divided we are the less likely we will work together against them.

          I know there are hard core haters who defend their worldview above all else, but they are not the whole of the group who self identify as Republican. I'm in Texas as well. My very conservative, baptist in-laws voted for Kerry and Obama, a big change for them. I have uncles who may never vote Democratic, but when anyone needs them they are there to help.

    •  Hang in there and I am glad your pals help you (2+ / 0-)
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      and it sounds like you help them.

      •  Thank you. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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        •  Well done on all aspects, sir (i'm younger. I get (0+ / 0-)

          to call you 'sir.')     :o)

          I would have led with the GFY and probably not bothered with the real-life information about your friends and your successful efforts.

          Thank you for the double reminder on how to effectively communicate and influence others!

          The GOP says you have to have an ID to vote, but $ Millionaire donors should remain anonymous?

          by JVolvo on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 09:13:02 AM PDT

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