That Rumbling Sound You Hear Is The R...

That Rumbling Sound You Hear Is The Republican Base Fracturing Apart

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Jack Boot

Kansas City, MO

#1 Oct 7, 2013
In the 12 years I've lived here I've had a lot of conversations about politics with my Republican Neighbor. She's a nice lady who has worked at the polling places since I was a kid. She's a very knowledgeable red Republican.

I said something to her about gay marriage and how a new change in tax law was helping gay couples all over the country...except in the states with Domestic Partnership instead of marriage. My partner and I find ourselves paying a huge amount of taxes on health care because we have a DP.

She said to me: "I just never thought of all that. In my day everything you heard about homosexuals was terrible. But my friends know about you (meaning her friends know she has homosexual neighbors!) and they've asked me about you guys and all I can say is this."

(and I'll do my best to quote her but let's say it is a loose quotation since I didn't write it down right away)

"You are the neighbors who always check on me. When it snows you are the one who shovels my driveway. You always make sure I'm OK in bad weather. Do you think anyone else does?(and she looked up and down the block). Gay doesn't matter, good people are good people. That's what I tell my friends."

And she looked at me with her beautiful twinkly blue eyes, and she smiled at me with the sweetest smile, and she showed me that she is proud of herself for being smart enough to learn from the situation, and not from what others tell her to think. It was an important moment for her to tell me that.

And an important moment for me.

And a reminder to us all. People learn from our actions. People learn from our compassion. And, mostly, people learn from our kindness.

And then she said something I think you all will like to hear. She shook her head and got a worried look. "I don't understand my party right now. I just don't feel the same way as they do." And then that worried look turned to disgust and she shook her head again. She told me she doesn't understand the Tea Party.

I told her, "There's room for you in my party!" and gave her a big smile.

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Sammy

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 7, 2013
Moderates are defecting from the Republican party in droves.

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Oct 8, 2013
You wish...

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Oct 8, 2013
Yet another copy and pasted uncredited article from some where. People generally refer to that as plagiarism. And also, lazy.

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Oct 8, 2013

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Jack be liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Oct 8, 2013
That Rumbling Sound You Hear Is The liberal socialist muslim followers all running to the mosque to bow down to barry soetoro. While the country is Fracturing Apart.

STOP SPENDING MONEY !

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commonpeeps

Monrovia, CA

#8 Oct 8, 2013
Jack Boot wrote:
In the 12 years I've lived here I've had a lot of conversations about politics with my Republican Neighbor. She's a nice lady who has worked at the polling places since I was a kid. She's a very knowledgeable red Republican.
I said something to her about gay marriage and how a new change in tax law was helping gay couples all over the country...except in the states with Domestic Partnership instead of marriage. My partner and I find ourselves paying a huge amount of taxes on health care because we have a DP.
She said to me: "I just never thought of all that. In my day everything you heard about homosexuals was terrible. But my friends know about you (meaning her friends know she has homosexual neighbors!) and they've asked me about you guys and all I can say is this."
(and I'll do my best to quote her but let's say it is a loose quotation since I didn't write it down right away)"You are the neighbors who always check on me. When it snows you are the one who shovels my driveway. You always make sure I'm OK in bad weather. Do you think anyone else does?(and she looked up and down the block). Gay doesn't matter, good people are good people. That's what I tell my friends."
And she looked at me with her beautiful twinkly blue eyes, and she smiled at me with the sweetest smile, and she showed me that she is proud of herself for being smart enough to learn from the situation, and not from what others tell her to think. It was an important moment for her to tell me that.
And an important moment for me.
And a reminder to us all. People learn from our actions. People learn from our compassion. And, mostly, people learn from our kindness.
And then she said something I think you all will like to hear. She shook her head and got a worried look. "I don't understand my party right now. I just don't feel the same way as they do." And then that worried look turned to disgust and she shook her head again. She told me she doesn't understand the Tea Party.
I told her, "There's room for you in my party!" and gave her a big smile.
The story makes me teary eyed, not because it's touching but because it shows how people are giving up their morals so easily
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“A Frog's Worst Nightmare”

Since: Oct 13

West Monroe, La

#9 Oct 8, 2013
Jack Boot wrote:
People She told me she doesn't understand the Tea Party.
I told her, "There's room for you in my party!" and gave her a big smile.
What a bunch of hooie! Tea Party Folks don't have hatred for anyone but government spendaholics, and the folks who are tryin' to curtail our freedoms.
So, yes, there is room for the gays in other than the party of the Devil, ever hear of Log Cabin Republicans?

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#11 Oct 8, 2013
Uncle Si wrote:
<quoted text>What a bunch of hooie! Tea Party Folks don't have hatred for anyone but government spendaholics, and the folks who are tryin' to curtail our freedoms.
So, yes, there is room for the gays in other than the party of the Devil, ever hear of Log Cabin Republicans?
You mean like spending on financing foreign civil wars, or providing aid to nations like Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, etc. who are run by theocrats from the 7th century, or financing education for millions of illegal aliens instead of deporting them, or bailing out corporations who messed up their own finances, stuff like that?

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