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Old Man Rant
Author: BobR    Date: 09/09/2020 12:57:07

When you think of old white man (in a political sense), you'd be safe in assuming he would be someone who's conservative and possibly racist. That seems to be the case with a lot of tRump supporters.

This would be especially true of someone who grew up in Indiana, lived in small town NY for a few decades, and now lives in suburban GA.

My father, however, breaks the stereotype. He is somewhat "reserved" in social situations. He very smart, and was an electrical engineer with a Masters degree. He belonged to the UUC when growing up.

Mention tRump, and just shakes his head and lets out a low disgusted laugh.

I knew my mother was a Republican when I was a small kid. She'd have fundraisers for the party in my small town. She probably "liked Ike" - I know she didn't like Nixon. I never talked politics with her. She probably would've hated tRump.

It wasn't until much later in life that I found out my dad was a lifelong Democrat. Once they got to that age where going out and waiting in line to vote was a chore, they both stopped doing so because they felt like their votes would cancel each other out. My mother hated Obama; my dad supported Clinton in the 2008 election primaries.

Despite all this, I was still greatly surprise to find out that my 92 year old father wrote a political manifesto a couple months back. I was even more surprised when I read it. I've scanned it so you can read it too (please excuse the typos he made)

My father's Political Manifesto

Let me know what you think in the comments.

7 comments (Latest Comment: 09/09/2020 14:58:16 by Scoopster)
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Comment by Raine on 09/09/2020 13:19:16
Holy cow! Welcome to resistance, Dad.

This is my first time reading this and Bob's description of Dad is spot on.

And I don't know what surprised me more -- what he is calling for or the end.

Comment by wickedpam on 09/09/2020 13:52:06

Comment by Raine on 09/09/2020 13:53:05
this... is something.

Comment by livingonli on 09/09/2020 14:03:26
Good morning.

Comment by Raine on 09/09/2020 14:29:27
I hope everyne read the manifesto.

Comment by livingonli on 09/09/2020 14:33:06
Quote by Raine:
I hope everyne read the manifesto.

I did. Nice to see others who don't buy the bullshit Trump is peddling.

Comment by Scoopster on 09/09/2020 14:58:16
Mornin' all..