I really want to see some evangelical support for Hillary. She deserves it far more than Trump does.I think the most fascinating social media reversal this election has been my white evangelical christian acquaintances now openly endorsing an atheist for president; meanwhile, I'm stuck as an atheist supporting the only religious candidate this year.
I got rid of one guy but not because of who he was voting for, it was because he revealed that he legitimately believed that Obama was a secret Muslim and that's why he wasn't fighting ISIS very hard and that's why we needed Ted Cruz for president. I try to tolerate being 'friends' with racists and sexists just so that I can call them out on their bullshit and fact check everything they post to facebook (I've successfully gotten some of them to delete posts or stop posting out of sheer embarrassment). But I cannot tolerate conspiracy theorists, particularly when their amazing conspiracy, even if true, would still be fucking nothing.
Lol I called out a cousin in law multiple times on FB and he went through the trouble of deleting his posts and then deactivating his account altogether.
I am not friends with Trump supporters, so no I have not ended friendships over this election.
Then they're not true friends. Friends discuss a lot of stuff with each other, and politics is invariably going to play in discussions."Friends who want to stay friends don't talk about religion or politics."
Non supporters of The Party friendliest confirmed!7% of voters report having lost or ended a friendship because of this year's presidential race. This includes 9% of Clinton supporters, 6% of Trump backers, and 3% of other voters.
They say that now."This is not that unusual though - 7% of voters say they have lost friendships over political campaigns in the past."
Then they're not true friends. Friends discuss a lot of stuff with each other, and politics is invariably going to play in discussions.
If politics is what breaks your friendship, it wasn't worth much. I'm glad politics brings out a person's real values, so it's a good test whether you want to stay friends with someone like if he/she supports a racist/sexist bigot.
It's pretty closed minded to cut off friends and family for voting differently than you.
It's a good excuse to dump friends you wanted to get rid of anyway and make yourself look principled though.If your friendship is one that can be ended trough political discussions, i would say it wasn't a good friendship to begin with
Honestly, I'm not sure. I caught up with a friend a few weeks ago(via text) and we were chatting it up. She brings up how she's not political, but both candidates suck. and shows me a meme with Bill Clinton in it. It says "I chose other women over Hillary, you should to." and she said it was hilarious. Later goes on to say that "this is the most interested she's been in elections." And called Hillary a sneaky liar and trump a joke.
So I type this long ass message about how I've been following Hillary for as long as i can remember, and she's nothing near trumps level of grossness. In fact to me not even close. And how her policies reflect what i'm looking for in a candidate. I'm paraphrasing here, and no reply back.
She texted me back a month later, and talked about how Hillary is a liar because she got caught, and sent me a ton more Bill Clinton memes. I mention a slew of other politicians that have done worse(than Hillary ever has), and how its hypocritical to just lump her as the 'sneaky liar.' She hasn't texted/or facebooked me back since September 17th. To be honest I'm not worried about it, but do you guys think this friendship is over? So we're clear I have no problem with having friends in any political party.
sorry this looks a mess, I haven't slept and its messing with me.
Why are you losing sleep over this? Is she close? Do you like her?
If he/she does they pretty much should be thankful for dodging that bullet