Help ATS with a contribution via PayPal:
learn more

I knew my mom was zealous about Romney, but...

page: 5
50
<< 2  3  4    6  7  8 >>

log in

join

posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:18 PM
link   
reply to post by EllaMarina
 


It is sad to see something silly like our "political" system come between family. People really get wrapped up in these left/right labels.. They are powerful and this shows how easily we let these "labels" divide us.

Crazy thing is they are both the same damn thing ~ two sides of the same coin called "more government less freedom"

Proud of you OP!!
edit on 6-11-2012 by SyntheticPerception because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:19 PM
link   
The one and only time I have ever "admitted" to who I voted for was to my mother after the 2000 election cycle. She had much the same reaction
My only saving grace was that I was a good 4 hour drive away and she couldn't easily get in the car to come after me.

Ella, it's tough when we realize the over-zealousness of our relatives, and I'm sorry you had to experience it first hand. Be strong, keep voting your heart, and never speak of your preferences to your family ever again. To this day, I refuse with a polite "I'm sorry, I never talk politics to anyone" with ANYONE outside of an exceedingly small group, none of whom are blood or marriage related.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:21 PM
link   
reply to post by CeltAngel
 


I voted once
the first time I laid eyes on George W Bush I said NO NO NO



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:27 PM
link   
Reminds me of a time when somebody I considered a friend labeled me as brainwashed by propaganda when I told him Obama was destroying the constitution.

Then he told me war can sometimes be good for the economy (in defense of Obama getting us into more wars than Bush).

Politics just makes people do and say stupid things.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:28 PM
link   
reply to post by SyntheticPerception
 


Lol, yeah. It was my first election I was edible to participate in, and the first time I really started paying attention to politics (sorry grandpa....). 'Coincidentally', this was the same time frame I started seriously looking into moving to another country.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:28 PM
link   
reply to post by EllaMarina
 


Your mother sounds almost like a closet racist with that type of reaction?

What was she like the last election?



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:43 PM
link   
Sorry, but your mom is what I refer to as a completely duped moron.

I am so sick of people like her in this country.... so damn uneducated and swayed by knee-jerk neo-fascist patriotism, religious/nationalistic/Capitalistic pride. It makes my blood boil.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:46 PM
link   
I had a few arguments with family earlier this year, my grandparents though. They are all staunch dems. My parents actually started to see the light and that both candidates were the same.

Best bet is to just drop it, if she wants to keep it up you can show her his positions, but politics is one of those subjects to be avoided with friends and family. In reality though, the only people with a real voice are the third party voters. The mainstream candidates have so much voting fraud that i t doesn't even matter how many people voted for them.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:47 PM
link   
reply to post by yourmaker
 


I don't really see how she seems racist at all?



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:55 PM
link   
reply to post by EllaMarina
 

Thing you do not realize is this. The third party has to have great momentum and leverage to even enter in political circle - with plenty of financial supporter - and it goes on and on. You mother is mad because she knows you should of just as well voted for Jay Leno or anyone else for that matter. I know - your thinking - but it has to start somewhere and your right, but not a couple years before a couple of real supported candidates get the ball rolling.

This is why she feels you just threw your vote away - and you kind of did you really think about. You here the people that are just as happy as hell that you did this - and guess who they might of voted for?

Well - it is a new day tomorrow and you have learned something about the angry / hateful / stinking / foul election. It was a character assassination campaign. I am get up there in age and all I can you is that it was the dirtiest and most foul campaign I ever seen in my lifetime.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 08:58 PM
link   

Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by yourmaker
 


I don't really see how she seems racist at all?


Why else would she blow up in such a manner? Policy? Really?

I've met a lot of racists and this just seemed like an appropriate reaction to such a scenario,
especially her own daughter.

Which is why I wanted to know how she reacted in the last election so I may, discern fact from fiction.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:17 PM
link   


This is why she feels you just threw your vote away - and you kind of did you really think about.
reply to post by Dukesy
 


I have to disagree, Why vote for someone (or a system) you do not have faith in? The OP went with their ideal choice instead of voting with the masses choice. If we had more OP's in this world maybe we wouldn't find our self with this fake "two party" system.
edit on 6-11-2012 by SyntheticPerception because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:39 PM
link   
reply to post by yourmaker
 


She cried that morning, I think.
She also took her anger out on me a little bit.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:43 PM
link   

Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Your mom's comment of "I asked you to do this one thing for me" is flat out illegal, let alone selfish and ignorant. Does she know she can be fined for trying to influence your vote in such a way?

This type of intimidation tactic is exactly what is wrong with this country today.


No.. that is not illegal. Its illegal to influence votes at a polling place.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:47 PM
link   
reply to post by yourmaker
 


People have gone CRAZY over politics. I remember last election someone intentionally rammed a car with an Obama sticker because they didn't like Obama. People get just as fiery over politics. I have no idea why anyone would jump to race in this thread. There is nothing mentioned that would indicate that as the cause at all.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:50 PM
link   
reply to post by Dukesy
 


Wrong. You need to do a little more research and a little more thinking.
Third party is the only way to have a real voice, and if you help contribute to a third party candidate and they get a good percentage than it will increase the amount of money they have to campaign in the next election, not to mention it sends a message to other voters who were voting for the lesser evil and thought the way that you think now.

We need to vote third party and we need to raise a third party until we have three main parties and it will help fix the country.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:56 PM
link   
It happens. It seems mothers in US have nothing difference comapring to mothers in China.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 11:29 PM
link   
you and the other poster, tell both your moms that the presidency is decided by the electorate college, not the popular vote of the people, so doesn;t matter who each of you voted for.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 11:36 PM
link   

Originally posted by solidguy
Very selfish and ungrateful of you.

You should be ashamed.


I'm curious how it is selfish or ungrateful? I would be ashamed if I voted the same as another person that they didn't believe in. Kids don't have to share their parents opinion, they are different people. It is possible to have a different opinion and not be selfish or ungrateful.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 11:41 PM
link   
never talk politics with a opposed familly members after you set your vote
you could make a war zone in your area .. say its personal mom


your mom is brainwashed
but you will always love her





new topics

top topics



 
50
<< 2  3  4    6  7  8 >>

log in

join