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Surviving a Republican Family

I spent an entertaining night over at my family’s house, with a mix of shitty fast food, coffee, politics and the show Freaks and Geeks.

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but my family and most of their friends are all Republicans, whereas I am …not. Usually we just Don’t Talk About It. But last night a family friend stopped by and of course the subject of voting came up, and then my family got to unleash their list of arguments against Obama that follows almost exactly along the lines of all the retarded chain mail attacks out there.

So we’re a military family, given that some of my family served in Vietnam and my uncle was deployed to Iraq for about a year back in 2004. I can definitely understand their support for McCain and I don’t believe he would do a terrible job as president. There are so many checks and balances in place that all of the “exciting” new ideas proposed will probably never make it into policy.

The older you get, the longer the world isn’t blown up by “evil” presidents, the more cynical you get, at least in my case.

Not so with my Republican family. Their biggest fears are terrorists and high taxes. They are convinced that Obama receives large contributions from former and current terrorists, that he was put through school by those same people and is a pawn in a game that will lead to us all living under Muslim law. They think that Obama will lead to higher taxes for their business and they’ll be forced to shut it down and their employees will be forever out of work. Also, he was born in Kenya and isn’t a real American.

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