questionshow many "friends" did you lose over divisive…

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A majority of kids my age are social democrats. I think its a "feel good" thing until you start to understand the ramifications of the give give give mentality. I If I "unfriended" them based no their voting history I would not have any left!

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I haven't lost any friends due to politics.

In fact, I try to avoid this conversation. I asked my girlfriend yesterday if she voted and she said yes. I did not ask who she voted for.

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Well too be honest I wouldn't be friends with someone so radical that we would lose our friendship over our poltical views, so none. But at the same time I do avoid friendships with people who's car is littered with polticial bumper stickers and who can't have a conversation without bringing it up.

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I've learned to get along with the nuts at both extremes. My real friends are moderate enough to get through an election without having an aneurism.

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Those who "unfriended" me because of my political views, I consider them not of being friends to begin with. One of my true friends say to me one day:

"Kevin, I disagree with 95% of what you say, but I still love ya."

The rest that no longer communicate with me because we have opposing views, or I actually challenge them to back their views up... oh well.

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I am considering de-"friending" someone on Facebook not because of her political views, but because she keeps re-posting political memes and articles full of logical fallacies, extremist propaganda, and ridiculous conspiracy theories, and I don't have time/patience to try to argue with her about them.

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Because I prefer to be a hermit, I'm not on Facebook, but in the rest of my life I just prefer not to discuss politics with everyone I know. I have a few people (some whose views I share and some I don't) that I can have good discussions with, but by and large I figure most people aren't going to change my mind or vice-versa.

I have one pretty close friend that I am pretty sure would be shocked to know that I don't vote the way she does. She's just always assumed that I agree with her, and has never bothered to ask otherwise, and that's okay with me. If she ever said anything that really bothered me, I'd speak up, but otherwise I'd rather let her go on for a while and then switch the conversation over to the Packers.

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No friends lost, but there are a few whack-a-doodle-nutcase-winger extended family members that I wouldn't mind temporarily misplacing during every political season.

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The "hide post" option is very useful here. When somebody gets too strident I mute them. It does get rather bothersome as the election grows near. I do firmly believe that political opinions are like rectums: everybody has one but more of the time people don't particularly appreciate you sharing yours with them.

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Haven't lost any - but absolutely have used the option to hide them from my newsfeed until January. They also tend to bombard with religious stuff - that doesn't do anything other than insult anyone who isn't their religion - through the Christmas season.

Though, there is one extended in-law that needs to calm down and stop calling all people who voted DEM stupid, immature, blah-blah-blah's. He's itching for the un-friend button if he doesn't grow up.

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My real friends aren't on facebook.

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i have not lost any friends however i did have to mutually agree to seriously disagree with one really good friend. the conversation (socialism vs capitalism type of stuff tied in to our current realities) got pretty heated so we decided to let it go before it got out of hand.