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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 28, 2013, 03:36 PM

11. Funny isn't it

Every single developer or owner of a business that does large scale paving that I know are RABID Rs.

Developers rely more on making "deals" with government entities for tax breaks and the such, and most paving companies rely very much on government contracts.

This jackass I know at the gym. For years, literally, I tried to talk politics with him, but I gave up, cause I was just the "liberal" and he was relentless, wearing these right wing Obama t-shirts, ect.

Sells textbooks to ... colleges, where his company is reliant on the mix of tax dollars that goes into the college kitty.

His wife - public school teacher, so half of his income all tax dollars.

I was trying to talk about anything but politics with him the one day and we got talking about health stuff. Led to him proudly proclaiming how he takes his wife insurance because it is better than his company insurance. I had to walk away before I took a bar bell to his head. All the years of him skewering me as one of them there taker liberals, and he revels in my face about my tax dollars paying his insurance.

It goes on and on. I know and like and am friends with a LOT of republicans/conservatives. But, I swear to god, I have yet to meet one who isn't taking in some way like anyone else.

One last one. Family values and sanctity of marriage. Now, that of course is code for hating on gays, but let me just say. If I know 100 people who are divorced who have some political leanings, 80% of them are republicans. Very few outward liberal types do I know that are divorced.

One friend, a fairly prominent local republican party type, when I first knew him was on all this liberals are immoral scumbags thing. After a few years I was around him talking to someone about his "girlfriend." Turns out, his third marriage ...

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