I am so fucking sick of this argument. 

I've been trolling the shit out of Facebook for the last week or so. I can't help it. That's what I do when I have writer's block. I go annoy other people. It makes me feel better. So lately, I've been stirring up hornet;s nests whenever I get the opportunity. 

Since I'm not an idiot, I've noticed this predictable progression. 

Arguing with Republicans (at least those that I know) is just like arguing with Christians. Maybe that's because 99% of the time they are one and the same. Which goes to show you. People who don't actually read their own platform yet claim to trust it heart, mind and soul sort of fall into a particular box. 

Don't get me wrong. I'm sure there are some crafty, educated Republicans out there. I just haven't encountered any. 

 

Usually it goes something like this.

Them: Blah blah blah, violation of human rights, human intelligence blah blah blah  *PATRIOTISM OMFG!!!11*

Me: This is why your idea is unconstitutional. *cites the Constitution.*

Them: PATRIOTISM OMFG!!!!!!111 It's the LAW. I obey the law, whether or not I agree with it. (Seriously. Twice now, people have told me this. )

Me: *Historical references to insane, horrible, degrading American laws such as slavery, eugenics, bigotry and genocide* These were laws, too. I don't follow any law I disagree with. I'm not a German citizen during Nazi regime.

Them: It's the LAW.

Me: So is abortion. 

 

Conversation stops awkwardly. 

I am getting so fucking sick of this. 

It's like.. I don't even have to have the conversation with these people at all. I know exactly what they are going to say before they even say it. 

It's like I'm back to being a newly self-discovered atheist. The conversations were the SAME. THING. ALWAYS. 

 

Someone shoot me in the fucking face. My Facebook life is like a bad fanfic of Groundhog Day

 

 

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Tags: frustration, republicans, venting

Comment by Caesar MacEntire on June 1, 2011 at 11:00pm
The abortion twist made me laugh (At the irony; abortion, whether people are pro-choice or anti-abortion, is still a somber topic).  My views have radically changed on the subject over the past few months, and this recent story made up my mind:  http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/05/26/abortion_saved_my_life...
Comment by Dave G on June 2, 2011 at 1:42am
It's almost amusing how they seem to miss that any law that violates the Constitution is, wait for it.... unlawful.
Comment by Autumn_in_jeans on June 2, 2011 at 5:07am
When I was a kid I remember asking my mom how we voted. She said "republican". When I got older I would ask about specific people running for office. At some point I flat out said "Mom, don't we vote republican because they're the christians?" to which she responded "Of course, sweetie."

Bleh. And you're right, arguing with them is like trying to debate christians. The worst ones are Tea-Party'ers. I have ONE friend that likes and is part of the Tea-Party. Her saving grace (pardon the pun) is that she's an awesome person. I've never heard her talk like the tea party does and she snubs her nose at half of what they say (if not all of it). I have a sneaking suspicion she's only "for" them because her husband is - and him I'm not such a fan of.

I loved the abortion twist too, I'm definitely going to have to remember that one!
Comment by surgoshan on June 2, 2011 at 12:04pm
I AM ABOVE THE LAW!  BECAUSE I AM THE CONSTITUTION, BITCH!

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