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  •  I shouldn't be by now (6+ / 0-)

    but I am still stunned by the "don't give a damn about anyone else" attitude of so many.

    I have a good friend who is in her mid-70s. Hearing her repeat Foxisms, I tried to explain to her what Romney and Ryan could and would do to Medicare and Social Security and Medicaid.

    It didn't get thru to her that her children and grandchildren might not have the Medicare and SS that she and her husband have. She just can't concern herself with that.

    And when I said that if Romney/Ryan manage to kill Medicaid as we know it, that it could hurt her should she need a nursing home someday. Her response was, "My kids will take care of me."

    Not only has she not considered just how costly nursing home care is and that it might even be beyond what her fairly-well-off kids can afford, I thought... damn, what about us? We are your friends and you don't care that we could be really hurt by these 2 asshat Republicans because our kids can't take care of us??

    We've been friends for well over 20 years but I just don't have much to say to her anymore.

    Re-elect Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI). Screw Pete Hoekstra.

    by BitterEnvy on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 06:34:41 PM PDT

    •  i feel for you (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm sorry about your friend.   I know how it hurts when those we care about don't care about us.

      I don't believe in god, but I'm afraid of him. -Gabriel Garcia

      by malevola on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:39:19 PM PDT

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      •  Hurts a lot. (1+ / 0-)
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        I have given that hurt up. It was the last tie to my toxic Mother.  I have absolutely no contact with her anymore. And it is good.

        I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

        by CherryTheTart on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 08:12:12 PM PDT

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