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I hired the 28 year old son of my "Republican" friend to help me design a new web spot
for me. I met his father and was told to forget any help from his son. His son has read
some of my posts and feels I must be a "Communist".
I laughed so hard I think I hurt my hernia. My friend never smiled. I like my friends son,
he is a smart guy. "How on Earth?"......I was stopped in trying to ask my question. It was a simple answer, I am with their thinking or I am the enemy.
I admit to being an older guy. I have had several Republican friends over the years and we would laugh and agree to disagree on issues.
I hear nothing but anger from Republicans I know. Most of my friends are as liberal as I am, now and even before their shutting down the Government, contempt is what is felt
towards Republicans.
I want to move on and fix our Country. I have no idea how all of this ends when all adults are in a "time warp". We are on the playground calling each other names. I am
looking for salesmen or saleswomen.
I was good at what I did, many times people were not anyone I would want as a friend.
That was the best sale to get. Any good salesperson will say learn to listen! Learn about closed and open probes. We are not talking about selling cars here but we are talking about how to negotiate.
The posts on our side are all true. Fox news and Rush and others have millions of followers who feel like my friends son towards us: we are evil.
I was raised by a lady who said be kind even to your enemy. Republicans are folks who need someone who can listen at whatevertheir level of education is. They need someone to calmly tell folks our President is not a Muslim. I have had to try and prove President Obama and President Bush werenot behind the 9-11-2001 tragedy. I can deliver that man
who said that because he believes it. (Just in case you think I made that statement up!)
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if
they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to
them all the care, kindness and understanding you
can muster. and do it with no thought of any
reward. Your life will never be the same again."
-Og Mandino

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