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Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:12 PM

 

Husband and wife divorce over her support of Trump

http://amp.fox29.com/news/husband-and-wife-divorce-over-her-support-of-trump

Welp

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Reply Husband and wife divorce over her support of Trump (Original post)
MariaCSR Nov 2017 OP
Squinch Nov 2017 #1
RedSpartan Nov 2017 #2
Takket Nov 2017 #3
Caliman73 Nov 2017 #4
Hortensis Nov 2017 #9
Caliman73 Nov 2017 #20
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2017 #5
Doreen Nov 2017 #6
MariaCSR Nov 2017 #8
IronLionZion Nov 2017 #7
samnsara Nov 2017 #10
Tikki Nov 2017 #11
sunonmars Nov 2017 #12
Hortensis Nov 2017 #13
Stinky The Clown Nov 2017 #14
ansible Nov 2017 #15
GallopingGhost Nov 2017 #19
SpicyBoi Nov 2017 #16
Egnever Nov 2017 #17
lunatica Nov 2017 #18

Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:16 PM

1. Seems logical to me.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:18 PM

2. She sounds like a real catch.

He's better off now.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:24 PM

3. For the best

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:28 PM

4. I would not be able to remain married to a Trump supporter.

My dad was a Republican from the late 60's to 2000 when GW won. My mom was a Kennedy Democrat. Politics was not a major discussion point in our home, but as my sister and I became of voting age, we knew and understood that the Democratic Party held the platform that aligned with our beliefs and we remain Democratic party members. Fundamentally, my father was a moderate progressive. He favored most of the policies that the Democratic Party espoused but he had bought into the idea that Kennedy and LBJ got us into Vietnam and Nixon got us out, and that Democrats dithered on national defense. He eventually saw through the facade of the Republican Party, but as I said, there was never any fundamental differences in how any of us thought about the world.

To be a Trump supporter, or to support the GOP of today, there has to be fundamentally different ways in which a person views the world. Trump got into power using a blend of xenophobia, racism, sexism, greed, and plain meanness. When you support Trump, you support those ideas, and if you say that you don't, then you are either very dumb, or you are lying.

If my partner supported Trump, I would have to question their intrinsic values and I would not be able to maintain a relationship because of the dissonance between my core beliefs and the views supported by Trump.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:43 PM

9. Right. Overall moderate-leaning liberal and conservative types have

far more in common with each other than they do with hard-core, radical/reactionary types farther out. No surprise your family is solid. And just think of the sometimes implacable disagreements here between liberals and some of our few Democratic conservatives versus those farther left.

Btw, interestingly, as your family suggests there is no "moderate" political type. We all basically fall left or right to various degrees and then develop into goulashes of opinions.

This one may may do a bunch more developing in her future, though. Heady times now, falls ahead, new life.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 06:15 PM

20. Agreed.

I am actually more left leaning than the average Democratic Party platform, but not to the extent that I would alienate typical Democratic members. Moderate is always a modifier of another position, Moderate left/Moderate right etc...

Like I said in my original post. Trump supporters in particular, but even the active Republican Party members today seem to have crossed the ideological Rubicon and their views seem fundamentally different regarding the role of government in society these days. In the past, it seemed that Democratic people and Republican people could often meet somewhere to come to a resolution, but what we are seeing today is tribalism.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:30 PM

5. Well, considering he's a Democratic elected States Attorney and former State Senator....

......that should have been pretty obvious.

He's a smart guy, BTW. Did a good job in the Florida Senate. Ran for Attorney General but lost the primary.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:31 PM

6. He is free now.

He can breath now.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:34 PM

8. That's right.

 

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:34 PM

7. I have a Trumpette friend

We avoid discussing politics and it's fine. But, I couldn't date or marry such a person. Female and minority Trump supporters are the craziest people.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:47 PM

10. he can do better..........

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:50 PM

11. I am sure there must be Russian Mail-Order Groom's catalogs somewhere...

on the internets for these sort of ladies to peruse.

Tikki

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:52 PM

12. Good riddance, if any woman can support Trump after all that shit, run a mile from her.

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:55 PM

13. It's only irregular that they married at all.

Turns out the #1 factor in who we choose is conservative versus liberal personality type. Conservatives hook up with other cons, liberals with other libs -- and also those on both sidestrending to extremism with others with those traits -- even when it's all just lumped under "compatibility" and neither party has spent 5 seconds thinking in those terms or is even slightly interested in politics.

After that in importance are education and other background factors.

All we have to do is look around. How many couples do we know who are liberal/conservative as opposed to liberal/liberal or conservative/conservative?

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:57 PM

14. "She became such an enthusiastic Trump supporter that she even named her dog Ivanka."

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:58 PM

15. Looks like she's already met Trump IRL too



Hmm..

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Response to ansible (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 06:04 PM

19. Perhaps hoping to

become the next Mrs. Donnie Dipshit?

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 05:59 PM

16. Weird

Republicans get the woman, we get the white guy

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 06:01 PM

17. old story and it really wasn't about Trump

 

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Response to MariaCSR (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 06:02 PM

18. Who wants to be married to an idiot?

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