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Her Romney-voting father was not impressed by my Ron Paul car sticker (Friday night story)

So I met a nice girl a few weeks ago, and I went over to her family farm to hang out. As soon as I got there her Dad pulled into the driveway after me, and I saw him looking at my car. (I assumed it was because it was an unfamiliar car in his driveway.)

I walked over to introduce myself to him, and before I got too close he yelled out, sarcastically, "Ron Paul, huh?"

I smiled and replied "yeah of course. Best vote of my life."

He just looked at me.

Then I said "and I donated a lot of money to his campaign, too." (A few hundred bucks is a lot to me at this point.)

He kind of laughed, gave me a puzzled look, and said "Really? That's probably why we lost."

I smiled and teased him and said "naw we lost because we didn't nominate him in the first place."

That was the end of the political discussion for the night. Then she told me about their conversation the next morning. I guess it bothered him, and she told me he went on and on about it for 20 minutes...

"Why would he vote for someone he knew was going to lose?"
"Why would he give money to someone he knew was going to lose?"
"Did he want Obama to win?"
"Does he have a job?"

She laughed telling me the story, and I guess just told him "I don't know? Why don't you ask him?"

I wish he would have asked me. I would have been happy to explain myself.

But I wonder, how many other tirades has my inconspicuous "Ron Paul 2012" bumper sticker generated?



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Not always...

I recall a particular time he didn't use this strategy y'all are saying he always does....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi1nxu-Sy-w

But he's not treating the Dad, Ron Paul's way

He's already making her father out to be some chump to laugh at and argue with.

Wait what?

I meant no disrespect to him, I did not laugh at him, and I did not argue.

I was a guest in his home, and I pushed nothing. I talked to him about pig farming and field dressing deer.

Pig farming is totally cool, so is field dressing

I apologise Delysid. I misread your post. I would treat you, your girlfriend, and her parents to a Granger breakfast if I could, where we could all talk about pig farming, feild dressing, and mending fences if you lived near me. Please forgive me and good luck with your girl friend and her Father.

double post

Today, I've been typing without being able to read what I'm typing. Subject box is a blank. I have no idea what the typos are until it publishes.

It takes minutes to open a post, I have cleaned my computer, wiped out any cookies, disabled add ons.. and and having NO problem email, opening any web page sites.. but DP is really slow, double posts..

So please excuse me for what is beyond my ability to control on DP.

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After hurricane IKE destroyed my mustang in late 2008- I got yellow convertible Tbird. It was a DEFINITE looker, and the first thing I did was put the "Ron Paul '12- the change you wanted"(pic is in my profile) on my back window- visible to everyone who was behind me.
I drove that car for 4 years until I sold it to carmax in june of 2012.
I had never, in the entire time i drove the car, NEVER did one person say anything, smile at me- flip me off- NOTHING!! and I live in his district!! I was trveling the roads and wondering when/if someone was ever going to mention anything about my highly arrogant bumper sticker. OObamas slogas was hope and change" and i was dissing obama with what that sticker said.
I always wondered when the day would come that someone might roll down a window and say something but never happened.

Then, the last day of ownership, even the last two miles, I drove it I was almost to carmax (where I was going to sell it) and was on the feeder road on I45. I pulled up to a stop light and saw HER coming from my driver side rear view!lol
Her head was boppin and weaving back and forth.. she was pointing and I saw her lips moving and she pulled up along side of me and rolled to a stop! here was this 300lb black woman- trying to roll down her window. She was a passenger in the front seat of this old blazer and a white kid half her age was driving! Im looking at her now and she was SERIOUS! She was trying to roll down the window but it only came down an inch- so what did she do? She opened her door and turned her big body as if she was going to climb out and come and attack me. No smiles, just her lips moving, head jerking talking to herself but I had my window rolled up- so I lowered it to hear what she was saying! Half her body out of the car she was saying

"He a GOOD man, Dr. Paul! He a DAMN GOOD Man!" She yelled! Cars were ll around and this woman was YELLING! The light was still red we were first in line.
"I love me some Dr. Paul!" she exclaimed! Her body was jerking, and shaking! Head rollin- the whole nine! "Me and my mama was stuck out in the middle of NO WHERE at a gas station done ran out a gas! We didnt know what we was gone do. No money! broke as broke."
Im smiling at this point. she went on to say
"Here come dis man, walkin up bahind me inside the stoe, told dat man to let me fill up! He bought us a FULL tank of gas and saved our life. didnt even know who we WERE!" she YELLED!
"Oh! he a good man. We didnt know what we were gonna do! We was at a stow out in Brazoria and in the middle of NO WHERE and here comes dis ANGEL SENT from GOD himself! He just hand dat man $30 and say let her fill up!"
OOOOH dat man GOOD!" She was almost crying!
Then, all of sudden- she climbed back in the car, looked straight ahead, closed her door rolled up her window and they drove off.

I couldnt have had a better moment.
It made all those years of wondering why no one said anything- worth it! and the black girl who priced my car for carmax, the carmax appraiser- because I told her when she went to test drive it, I said "OOOH you have a HOT body and will look fine in that car"
she gave me the maximum book value she was allowed and never said a word to me. I was selling it straight out and needed the money for something else and I got IT!
The lord and his angels were working that- day! I just know it!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

small world.

that's a hell of a story.

1777

I LOVE that story. That movie maker guy should do that story!

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That woman was incredible granger! Im still in awe of the entire thing.
I know it sounds weird, but she ws AMAZING how she acted and the story she told, i explained the best i could but it was surreal.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

IMO 1777

You got the very best of all reactions to a RP sticker and why God saved it for you until the last minutes.

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I KNOW!!!!!!

;)

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

The Creature

Buy him a copy of "The Creature from Jekyll Island." Works for me every time.

Family farm, huh?

http://www.dailypaul.com/263866/they-are-going-to-make-it-ne...

It's good to know not everyone in that family is asleep. He might want to consider liberty. You have a great opportunity ahead of you, good luck.

do like me; turn up the heat...

...with FOUR stickers, two on back and one on each rear side window, that say:

Ron Paul
2016
maybe you'll listen now...

Here's the template from the place I've ordered from twice and received quality and prompt delivery....

http://www.makestickers.com/customize.aspx?TID=10771
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My girlfriend's parents and

My girlfriend's parents and grandparents were on the same page.

"He's not going to win."

"He has no foreign policy."

Eventually, after talking to them about just the issues over and over, without even mentioning Paul's name, they agree.

It is a marathon not a sprint. Just keep trying to convince them one conversation at a time. Don't worry, the truth will always win.

Lets call flip-floppers

What they really are, liars. And I won't vote for them.

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"If you dont like and dont agree with ron paul then you HATE america and liberty" is what I say to these retards who diss him.
This is all they understand.
Tired of being nice.
f em.
They should be so lucky to have the chance to vote for someone like him.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

I've only had

Ron Paul supporters comment on my sticker. My wife had some co-workers try and make jabs at her over her bumper sticker a couple of months ago. Also, this past Monday (01/28/13) my wife, kids, and me were driving on Iowa highway 5, and a couple of guys drove by and honked, and when I turned to see what that was about, they were giving us thumbs up as they passed, so that was pretty cool lol.

I was loading my kayak on my

I was loading my kayak on my car with a friend. Guy comes over and says, Ron Paul, Huh?. with a attitude of obvious dislike. Being since we're in Liberhell MA. I said "I know, we're supposed to hate freedom here. My bad". He then ran off into the woods until I was done. We still talk about it to this day.

As If

As if Romney would have had a better chance, or made a difference if he had won...

I've been voting for presidents since 1976 (the bicentennial!), and none of them has ever won, but I sleep great, especially since I joined the LP and started participating in the nomination process (I also walked precincts for Ron Paul in 2008). He wouldn't sneer if he knew anything but what the media fed him via press releases from statists.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Guess Whos Coming to Dinner:

Guess Whos Coming to Dinner: Ron Paul Edition

Hope you turned it around on him

Why did he support Romney, knowing that he was the absolute WORST choice?

Why did he support a candidate who has flip-flopped on just about every issue he's ever brought up?

Why did he support a candidate who was almost identical to Obama?

A signature used to be here!

You

...are not to blame. You voted RP :)

donvino

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Car sticker blowback

Best kind of blow back you can ask for!!!!

One of the biggest pitfalls in a "movment" is the temptation to get cultish about it and refuse to realize that it is only part of the picture. -Joel Salatin ; You Can Farm pg 202

LOLLOL

Oh you have no idea how much I relate to this, I love it!!

I have had many a conversation with my mother-in-law over the past year or so that sounded a lot like this one - the looks I get are priceless!!

I love the confussion and questions that arise from the older Republican when these kinds of discussions happen - it's like they don't understand how someone could not cheer for the red team since in their mind the only other option is the blue team.

My new ending to these conversations is as follows:

"It's not us Republicans vs. those Liberals, they are on the same team! it's us people vs. those government elitists."

Boy you should have seen the jaws hit the floor!!!

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle."

"It's not us Republicans vs.

"It's not us Republicans vs. those Liberals, they are on the same team! it's us people vs. those government elitists."

Excellent! Best way to cut through the partisan BS.

Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences lol.

I had a similar experience when I met my girlfriend's dad for the first time (they live out of state). He is a retired Air Force Major and voted for Obama in 08 and Romney in 12. We were visiting for Christmas and the GF had already told him many times about my obsession. He came hard at me the first night, not wanting to make waves and ruin the holiday weekend, I kind of just took it all in and let it roll off my back. The second night he brought it up again. I had enough and started quoting Jefferson and the Bible (in refence to individual sovereignty), and Mr. Republican Robert Taft. By the end of the night, his wife's dad and basically her entire family of medical doctors were on my side. It was awesome.

Seeds of courage sown

always reap a boutiful harvest!

Or something like that...that's just what came into my mind.

Good story.

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle."

Here's what you should tell him

Tell him that voting for Mitt Romney is like voting for yourself to lose.