Nobama?

Point of reference: My friend Chrisy received a friend request on Facebook from "Someone," who, at the time, had a "NOBAMA" picture as his profile picture. He said he was requesting her because they'd met at her sister's wedding. The rest, as they say, is Facebook history. Note that since Chrisy's first response, his picture has changed.

nobama?
Between Someone and Mean Rachel's Friend Chrisy

January 21 at 12:21am
I refuse to accept any friend that is not open and welcoming to our new president.
Someone
January 21 at 1:20am
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. It's a shame that your priorities are that so far out of whack that you'd refuse my friendship, a man you've actually met before, in deference to a man you've never met and will never know. And what about that whole freedom of speech thing? Tolerance?

I tolerate Obama, but I refuse to support his policies. If that is your litmus test for a friend, then I don't want your friendship. That's completely bonkers.
January 21 at 7:17pm
Priorities? Really? So, what you are saying is that having 'faux' facebook friends is more important to you than the recent inauguration. You are just as entitled to speak your opinion as I am to decline your friend request. And by 'actually met before', you mean maybe shook my hand 5 years ago at my sister and her now ex-husbands wedding? Interesting. Don't recall. My suggestion to you: Get off facebook. Make some real friends. And learn a thing or two about patriotism. Good luck rackin' up those 'faux' facebook friends. And for the record, President Obama will affect my (and your) life more than this contrived, now dead, facebook friendship ever could. Yes. I. Did.
Someone
January 21 at 7:26pm
lol...ok, crazy lady. enjoy your life.
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5 Response to "Nobama?"

  • FUBAR Says:

    I'm happy to see that freedom of speech is intact. I'm also happy to see that freedom of association is also intact, and based on solid principles. Yay for Christina!


  • Logan Says:

    Someone should look up the word patriotism... You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means - PB


  • Chris Says:

    Wow, that's great. The election cycle was really interesting in that you could look up old acquaintances and really see people with much different views (with some being quite offensive). Everyone is certainly allowed their own political views, but often they are steeped in personal values. We generally prefer to surround ourselves with people that have values relatively congruent with our own so I certainly understand Christina's reaction.

    In terms of patriotism, it is the love or devotion to one's country. Our country is made up by individuals, devotion to our country and devotion to our government are two different things. It's interesting, most
    Republicans support "small" government but demand devotion to it.


  • Anonymous Says:

    I would suggest that while Republicans hope to create the perception that they like "small" government, in fact that is only their tactic in opposing government measures they oppose. When it comes to government measures they support, Republicans are in favor of a much larger and stronger government than most democrats. Whether the Department of Education (Reagan created it), opposition to abortion or Guantanamo/invasion of Iraq the Republicans the Republicans line up to expand and strengthen government. It is no coincidence that the last two republican presidents left with record deficits! So, let's please stop conceding the "small" government position to Republicans.


  • Anonymous Says:

    NOBAMA-1
    Crazy intolerant woman-0

    Way to take the faux high road! Go walk your dog.