scbutler - Live Free or Die
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Just got into my first altercation over our Obama bumper sticker up here in NH. 40ish white guy on a motorcycle asks me if I'm a teacher as I head for the car in the post office parking lot. (Because of course any 50ish white guy with an Obama sticker has to work in the public sector, and I don't look like a cop.) I tell him, no, and he calls me a moonbat for supporting Obama.... I ask him why he can't support his own opinion without resulting to insults. He tells me I'm stupid for supporting the guy who brought us the worst economy in seventy-five years. I point out that Bush brought us the economy, that Obama's been trying to fix it without much help from the Republicans. He calls me an idiot and rides away.
Thanks for sticking up for Obama. You answered that guy bravely.
Nah. It's just testosterone.
Just goes to show, you can't fix stupid.
I think I would have just ignored him. Years of the NYC subway have instilled a "do not engage with the crazy people" reflex.
I wouldn't have ignored hin in NYC either, and I'm a native.
Agreed. And not alone in his idiocy, either, I'm afraid.
We've moved into road-rage territory down here in CT. Two incidents already. I had forgotten what it was like.
It's going to be an ugly election. The Republicans have been denying the legitimacy of elected Democrats for the last twenty years has given their rank and file an unbelievable sense of entitlement. It's white males like me that are discriminated against these days, right?
Yeah. Ugly is the right word for it.
so sorry. but thank you for offering a counter argument anyway.
Ya gotta engage, no matter how painful. Can't just let them bully.
"And that, you honor, is when I shot him in the face."
I feel your pain. The last three places I've worked are all run by die-hard conservatives who have told me if they knew I wasn't, wouldn't have hired me. It's going to be a rough 6 months.
I think the most disheartening aspect of current movement conservatism is its belief that all other views are illegitimate. It's become a religion.
Oddly, it was almost as bad when I was in college in the '70s. Only then it was liberals sneering at the other side.
Almost, as bad, mind you. This is much worse.
|Date:||May 28th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)|| |
My adrenaline sparks reading this. I have blinders on. I just don't want to know... but I do know and I get soooo mad. Most of the guys I hang out with, not by choice by necessity, are conservative, ... I've become the voice of the non-bigoted(bigoted? In 2012, Northern California. What? sadly true...) liberal left but I can't do it justice. So I have claimed my stupidity and declared that I'm just a hippy. It gets me by as I hide my seething.
So thank you Sam, for speaking intelligently in a unnecessary attack. To me its heroic because I can't (or do not have courage and/or the self-limited education) to do the same.
I've been in this position before, as the designated lefty on a Wall Street trading desk. Interestingly, the younger crowd on Wall Street is much more conservative than the older.
Those youngsters - they did it all on their own, right?