posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 11:21 AM
I typically find myself in the middle on political issues. I do not believe in capital punishment and I believe women should have a choice on what to
do with their own bodies. I do not find the idea of big government appealing, I believe there are bad people in the world and wars are a reality we
may dislike but one we have to live with. I watch multiple news channels and have an assortment of apps on my phone to gather multiple opinions. I
may lean a little more right than left but in no way can I be labeled extreme..
I want to bring up two things that have been bugging me about the election.
I was out at a sushi place on this last Friday night sipping a Sapporo and enjoying a peppered tuna tartaki. It was a long week and I needed this
time to relax. In the middle of eating I get a call from a friend from out east. The first thing out of his mouth is, "Tell me you didn't vote for
Romney". Where I come from I was always told that it is inappropriate to ask anyone who they voted for, much like asking someone how much money they
make. I was irritated and tired at this point, this is two days after the election and I couldn't escape it. Knowing this guy is an extreme liberal
born and raised, voting by party and not by anything else I decided to simply respond with a question. "Why would I vote for Barack Obama?", He
began to laugh and tell me I'm an idiot. He promptly brought up Colbert and asked me if I thought he was really a conservative. (This idiot friend
gets his news from comedy central news programs and thinks anyone who is not a democrat is fooled by Colbert). He said I was an idiot for voting for
Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon (I never told him who I voted for).
I told him this country was based on people fleeing religious persecution and I didn't understand how he could justify his position. I thought
liberals were all inclusive and had a never ending amount of tolerance. I again asked him to name one thing about Obama that was positive. He said
that Obama is not a stupid person like Romney, that's it. The conversation that ensued beyond that went beyond politics but rather a pin pointed
attack from me to him about his personality, way of life, the way he was raised, and why nobody can take him seriously. That pretty much ended a
decades long friendship. I do not feel bad about it actually. I was minding my own business and I was told I was an idiot and I didn't even do
anything. I may have voted for Barack Obama, Romney, or wrote in Mickey Mouse, nobody knows but it cost me a friend.
Also, I have found that the liberal people I seem to bump into are not able to answer questions about Barack Obama. I am sure there are some astute
people on this website who can do that but for the most part people seem to be stuck in the celebrity of this President, they seem to be stuck with
disliking conservatives rather than having legitimate arguments, and seem to ignore major issues like Libya, Iran attacking a drone, the deficit, job
creation etc. They implicitly trust this guy and for pretty much no reason they can think of. Reasons I hear a lot are, He's not a Republican, we
need to change, he's not George W. Bush etc.. These are not in my opinion, legitimate reasons.
Anyone else cutting ties with people over the election? Anyone have similar run ins and experience with the extreme left after Obama won?