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rons November 24th, 2019 5:23pm

I adopted a new way when discussing politics. As soon as it gets heated or there are no facts I start agreeing with everything the opposition says. Do you have an exit plan to political arguments?

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/25/19 1:17 pm

YES, let a big stinkingπŸ˜‰ FπŸ’¨art😳which will clear the room & stop the conversation very quicklyπŸ‘πŸΌ

DonWichita Kansas
11/24/19 11:11 pm

Yes, but certainly not what you espouse.

jgf I have a few questions
11/24/19 9:55 pm

If it's someone in real life that I care about I'll say do you really want to end a relationship over this crap? I rarely bring up politics though. If it's online I'll just quit engaging.

moldypipes99 PURE BLOOD
11/24/19 3:37 pm

That is a great plan. I bet it drives them crazy.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/24/19 5:26 pm

I bet they are elated that they changed your mind. πŸ˜‚

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/24/19 2:14 pm

I rarely ever discuss politics in person. Online I'll say we'll agree to disagree. I don't have the patience for arguing, especially in situations where neither of us will be changing our opinions.
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TierasPet
11/25/19 7:45 am

I end them with agreeing to disagree as well.

zimmy Florida
11/24/19 2:13 pm

I realize they are nutters and tell them. I also use πŸ™„ a lot!

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rons Thanks America
11/24/19 5:17 pm

I that there argument and multiply it by 10.
I might say it’s great to offer free college. I can’t wait to go back for free and my wife too. A lot of old folks at the home want only classes.

smart1
11/24/19 5:49 pm

I’m thinking the whole free college thing applies to public colleges and you have to meet the acceptance requirements. I’m thinking I might not have what it takes for an athletic scholarship anymore. πŸ˜‚

rons Thanks America
11/25/19 1:25 pm

I thought it was free to the public! I go to the gym 5 days a week. Pretty good at thumb wrestling.

rons Thanks America
11/25/19 1:27 pm

When I grow up I want arms like Zimmy. What about you smart?

smart1
11/25/19 2:04 pm

Dangerous! The weight might make me topple over! πŸ˜‚

zimmy Florida
11/25/19 2:30 pm

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
11/24/19 1:42 pm

I find that most heated political discussions basically boil down to “the guys on your side have all these horrible scandals and the guys on my side either don’t have scandals (never mind those over there) or the scandals that my side’s guys are involved in aren’t as bad”.

So... when I find myself talking to someone I disagree with I prefer to say people are far from perfect, so how about instead of talking about all the terrible things that politicians have done, let’s talk about policy.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/24/19 1:38 pm

No way. They'll quote you on it forever.

rons Thanks America
11/24/19 1:06 pm

See, I agree with you a lot!

chickencookie Merry Christmas
11/24/19 12:57 pm

I say nothing or make them think I agree with them.

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BadSeed Oregon
11/24/19 12:56 pm

I don't bother to even start. Both sides are dug in and no ones positions will be changed no matter what. Time to go back to the old days when Religion and Politics were never discussed but kept to the immediate family.

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wolffman08 New Jersey
11/24/19 12:25 pm

In person I just refuse to talk about politics with certain people. Online I really don’t care. I’ll just stop replying if I need to

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TomM
11/24/19 12:19 pm

If it's on this app, I just move on. If it's bad I can put the person on ignore.

In real life I just say we have to agree to disagree.

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Quinnipiac Here
11/24/19 12:08 pm

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zimmy Florida
11/24/19 2:14 pm

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Quinnipiac Here
11/24/19 2:43 pm

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Talren Libertarian Socialist
11/24/19 11:28 am

No. If I get into a debate, I see it through to the end. I don’t look for every excuse to dismiss everything my opposition says.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/24/19 11:00 am

Ask for an evidence that corroborates the delusion.

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rons Thanks America
11/24/19 11:41 am

What if they said “Orange man bad”?

zimmy Florida
11/24/19 2:14 pm

Orange man is very bad!πŸ˜€

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/24/19 10:33 am

If the arguments are calm, intellectually stimulating and open minded, I’ll engage.
If the discussion deteriorates to name calling and personal attacks, I’ll disengage.

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rons Thanks America
11/24/19 10:39 am

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/24/19 12:16 pm

Same here! And if it goes ON and ON, and you know you’re at an impasse, I’ll say that we just have to agree to disagree. I’ve had some go on for DAYS and it just gets OLD!

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rons Thanks America
11/24/19 12:27 pm

We have been on this app for years. How many people have we changed or changed us? Little to none IMO.

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/24/19 12:47 pm

You and a few others are people I honestly like. I seldom agree with you but I like you. It puzzles me sometimes how you can believe some of the things you say and believe but I’m sure you feel exactly the same about me.
I have actually changed my opinions on a couple of issues. For instance, I don’t believe in concealed carry but I now have a concealed carry license.
I came to the conclusion that America will never change its love of guns and there are crazy people out there with lots of guns. I will protect myself and my grandchildren.
That decision came from many discussions about guns on this app.

smart1
11/24/19 10:29 am

Dueling pistols at twenty five paces.

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Think Lovin Life
11/24/19 10:26 am

Ronny ... it seems passive aggressive ...

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samps NJ
11/24/19 10:31 am

Avoid at all cost. I’ve splintered social/business contacts while discussing the Clinton Crime Family

rons Thanks America
11/24/19 10:38 am

Think, my whole family called me sarcastic and I had a smirk that pissed people off. When I get insulted I wait to formulate a get even response. My sarcasm come though when I agree with them. I find it hard to change peoples opinions so why fight it.
Ex: two fishing buds want free college and medical care. I agree, we should all chip in where no one have a net asset value of $500k. I would enroll to Harvard fir my masters at 77 so would all my right wing elderly friends. Then I drone on and on about How I can survive without fossil fuel.
Cooking on my one Burner induction burner, close off all the rooms and use a small electric heater for warmth. Sponge bathe. Get an electric scooter. Blah, blah, blah, blah, smirk, smirk , smirk.

samps NJ
11/24/19 10:43 am

It’s unreal that people don’t realize that all the Democrats want is BIGGER government

samps NJ
11/24/19 10:47 am

Don’t take my word for it, Google it. About 12 years ago, 4% of the population held government jobs, today nearly 8%. The Obama Solution to unemployment.

rons Thanks America
11/24/19 10:50 am

I agree with anything you say @samps

samps NJ
11/24/19 10:51 am

And you’re the best Words with friends player of all time Ron

Think Lovin Life
11/24/19 11:22 am

Samps ... I think we’re all in violent agreement!

rons Thanks America
11/24/19 11:23 am

samp, No you are! You are my mentor!

rons Thanks America
11/24/19 11:27 am

Think @samps is a smart guy, well read and a conservative. We are gym mates. He should follow you, and for fun zimmy, Shazam, Squidboy, hbny, mtdewbob.

Think Lovin Life
11/24/19 11:31 am

Samps ... welcome! If you’re a friend of the ever reasonable Ron, then you must be a good guy. Ron is right, there are some reasonable leftists, but if you speak your mind to some of them, prepare to be blocked. @Shazam is one of the snowflakes mentioned by Ron. The others are reasonable.

samps NJ
11/24/19 11:36 am

I wait with bated breath and look forward to our initial encounter.

rons Thanks America
11/24/19 11:44 am

Shaz has some funny stuff to ponder. We butt heads often.

zimmy Florida
11/24/19 2:17 pm

Samps- I welcome our future debates! πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸΏπŸΏπŸΏπŸΏ