Obama's victory and the aftermath of 'Please de-friend me'

  • metta

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    Nov 08, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    Obama's victory and the aftermath of 'Please de-friend me'

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/11/obamas-victory-and-the-aftermath-of-please-de-friend-me/
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    Nov 09, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    metta8 saidObama's victory and the aftermath of 'Please de-friend me'

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/11/obamas-victory-and-the-aftermath-of-please-de-friend-me/


    I don't understand why the writer couldn't make the one time exception to support his mom. His view is just a narrow minded as the church's view if he can't accept other's may have different opinions than himself. IMHO.
  • kevmoran

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    Nov 09, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    hryadm saidI don't understand why the writer couldn't make the one time exception to support his mom. His view is just a narrow minded as the church's view if he can't accept other's may have different opinions than himself. IMHO.


    That was my take on it. Not even just with his mom, but the post isn't automatically open-minded because he's voting for the "progressive" candidate. By not seeing others' point of view, moral or immoral, you are being close-minded.
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    Nov 09, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    Ugggghhhh, I do understand his point of view BUT when he writes:

    "This election was close -- much closer than it should have been.

    For those of us committed to progressive causes, it was a reminder that we need to work even harder to ensure future such races contain a message which is clear, relevant, and compelling, connecting the dots between the issues we care about and fiscal responsibility.

    Our margin of victory should have been greater, and even in the election’s wake, I find myself contemplating the cost of lost friendships, as well as our best path forward."

    THIS JUST REMINDS ME that the big problem that we Progressives have is that

    WE ARE NOT USED TO WINNING.

    We always feel that whatever victory we have experienced won't be enough---that the bigots will find a way to win in the end.

    We've got to start seeing that THE MAJORITY IS ON OUR SIDE.

    Most of our fellow Americans believe in Equality too.

    The bigots are dying off. May they go in peace.