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qmastrangelo November 3rd, 2019 9:39pm

Have you ever ceased to be friends or acquaintances with someone due to their politics?

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KellyDimples NJ
11/06/19 5:23 am

In a sense. I have a 'friend' I no longer speak to after she told me I needed to go get fitted for my white sheet because I voted for Trump. So it wasn't exactly for her political beliefs, but rather her intolerance for mine.

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
11/05/19 1:43 pm

I've unfriended people because they wouldn't shut up about politics and they had insane friends. But I have a few friends who are Trumplicans, but they also post other things. That I don't mind

ctskapski NB MD
11/04/19 11:46 pm

No.
I've stopped being friends with people because of the way they spoke about their politics, for things like repeatedly stating their position and yet refusing to hear any criticism of those positions.
Sometimes I made the decision, sometimes they did.

JPA1960 Illinois
11/04/19 3:54 pm

No, I haven’t.

None of my friends are ardent Trump supporters, so it hasn’t become a problem. Many of my friends are Democrats or Never-Trump Republicans like me.

suppressedID Honor RBGs Wish
11/04/19 8:43 am

I have a few family members that are trying to pull me back to the Republican side. I stopped engaging because they aren’t interested in a discussion, they want to be angry.

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MannIsMe COVID Dont Surf
11/03/19 11:50 pm

One of my Facebook friends once posted "If you believe XYZ, just unfriend me now."

We haven't had contact since.

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TA7 American
11/03/19 11:40 pm

I haven’t.
They have.

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gonzoboy Arizona
11/03/19 10:02 pm

This has never happened, nor has it ever been a consideration.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/03/19 8:29 pm

I disowned a cousin because she passionately hates gays

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catpillow Florida West Coast
11/03/19 8:24 pm

Just once. This one relative is unable to have a conversation about anything without turning it into an attempt to force her political opinions on others. My mother told her to stop emailing because they had nothing in common. I just avoid her.

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bigray Where Truth Rules
11/03/19 7:16 pm

There was a neighbor I thought was a friend. Then we got in a discussion about illegal immigration. I ask how many you would allow into our country. Right away they started calling me a racist. That was 4 years ago and haven’t spoke to them since. Goodby and good riddance to bad rubbish.

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phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 6:53 pm

Never. Politics is one of the very least important things in my personal life. I'm much more concerned about my friends' gaming abilities and preferences. I had a good one in HS that I played wargames with all the time, and he was as religiously stuck-up a Republican as teenagers came in those days. We argued a lot more about piddly-poop rules than we did politics.

'You can't move that army through that hex because that's a neutral country, and you have to wait a turn after you declare war.' Yeah, that particular one lost me that game.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
11/03/19 5:51 pm

I stopped being friends with someone over the athletes kneeling thing and marriage for all people.Same person, two issue, I didn’t need their racist hypocrisy once it came out.

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Whatsamattaferu 11726
11/03/19 5:29 pm

I just tell them I’m voting for Judge Judy

KellyDimples NJ
11/06/19 5:24 am

But Judge Judy has endorsed Michael Bloomberg.

Whatsamattaferu 11726
11/06/19 5:27 am

Who cares she gets it done in 15 minutes with commercials 😎

KellyDimples NJ
11/06/19 6:02 am

Judge Judy for Attorney General

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/03/19 4:34 pm

No, but I don't enjoy discussing politics with my friends anyway. If we're talking politics, it's because they brought it up.

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tech24073
11/03/19 3:58 pm

I have not ended any relationships over politics. I have had a number of others end friendships with me because of politics. Their life, their choice.

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Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/03/19 3:56 pm

No. But people stop talking to me because of politics.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/03/19 3:41 pm

Yes. I will not allow republicans into my life. Republican = T***p
T***p = Nazi

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Talren Positivist
11/03/19 3:59 pm

What about anti-Trump Republicans?

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/03/19 4:07 pm

That term is practically an oxymoron. Anyone who still wears the republican brand is permanently stained.

ILY3000 Day 8
11/03/19 4:43 pm

That’s sounds highly discriminatory. You would NOT fare well as Texan.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/03/19 4:46 pm

TexASS is one of several states I find deplorable, though it’s improving. The State government needs an enema.

ILY3000 Day 8
11/03/19 4:47 pm

Watch it bub! I’m a Texan! 😡😡😡

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/03/19 4:49 pm

Is this the place you refer to as “nut country” in your profile?😄

ILY3000 Day 8
11/03/19 4:51 pm

Yeah it’s just a tagline though

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/03/19 4:52 pm

Interesting tag line for a proud Texan. Just sayin’.

ILY3000 Day 8
11/03/19 4:56 pm

Yes. It’s politics are whacked up but to see people as Democrats or Republicans is quite frankly discriminatory.

Ebola007 Florida
11/03/19 3:35 pm

Nope 👎🏻

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lcamino Florida
11/03/19 3:20 pm

I haven’t. I believe that people see things differently depending on their life experiences. Also, good people can have different thought processes that lead them to different conclusions. I’m not going to throw someone away because they don’t think like me.

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Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 4:13 pm

So well said!

TierasPet
11/04/19 7:15 am

I agree with both of you.

historylover
11/03/19 2:56 pm

Not totally, but some friendships have diminished in quality and time spent together when people cannot stop talking about politics during social occasions. I’ve been deeply interested in politics since age 12 or 13, but politics should not dominate everything and leave room for nothing else.

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qmastrangelo back again one day
11/03/19 2:43 pm

I make a point never to let petty political differences effect my personal relationships, which is why I consider @DoctorWasdarb a friend even though I disagree with pretty much everything the good doctor stands for, politically speaking. You’d be surprised how many people disagree with this mentality at a left-leaning university when they find out you lean conservative, though.

Regardless, life’s too short to limit yourself.

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Talren Positivist
11/03/19 3:29 pm

This is because the left tends to view the right primarily as dangerous, whereas the right tends to view the left primarily as misguided.

tech24073
11/03/19 4:01 pm

I think it is more individual than that. The people who have ended friendships with me have all been right wing folks. I am a slightly left leaning moderate, and have heard a number of right wing folks comment that I am not “conservative enough” or can’t understand how I see and agree with some points from the left. Even my most left wing friends have tolerated my more right leaning views. It may just come down to the quality of the friendship to start with...

phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 6:48 pm

Now who couldn't like Doc.