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Post Reply SO,who here had their family do the taboo, talk politics at turkey day
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Posted 11/26/16
Politics were off the table at our house, but there wasn't anything to talk about given the fact we've either already talked about it and/or we all pretty much agreed to begin with.
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Posted 11/26/16
Heh, we had plenty of other stuff to talk about. The election didn't even come up.
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Posted 11/26/16
I don't really have a 'family' gathering in the traditional sense because most of my family is either living elsewhere or dead. So I end up over at a family friend's house with their parents and my parents and sometimes other random friends of any of ours'. None of us brought up politics the entire time (which was really nice because I was expecting my mother to start ranting since she likes hearing herself talk and thinks she's top shit) so it went just fine.
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Posted 11/26/16
I spent my thanksgiving in Palm springs did the spa thing and just relaxed.
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Posted 11/27/16

bemused_Bohemian wrote:

The clan that voted Hillary ate at our house, It was 50-50 split re representation via body count. Those of us who voted The Donald didn't bring it up and the Hillary-philes stayed mum. What broke the ice was everyone liked Bernie. So we talked Bernie, said damn little about anyone else political the rest of the evening.


Lulz.
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Posted 11/27/16
My girlfriend's family and I spoke about politics. All but one voted for Clinton (her uncle is a die-hard Republican and has been voting such for almost 40 years now, it was a "party stance" and not a "candidate stance" - according to him). It wasn't nearly as bad as some people think it is, as long as you can have a civil conversation. Even when we engaged in the "distant relatives" who we ended up seeing over the weekend who all voted for Trump - we spoke about politics. They voted for Trump, but fear that he's going to destroy the country. As one of them said, "Well, Clinton would have been a burn that would have been slow and steady. Trump may be the end of this country but at least we can start to rebuild sooner too." (yes, this was his sole reason for voting for Trump)

Either way, Thanksgiving, and politics are pretty chill in most family interactions I've had. My own family fight more about/with one another than they ever would about politics. This is also why I never see my own family during Thanksgiving. To quote my cousin, "What? You mean you had a Thanksgiving dinner without the police showing up the door? It isn't Thanksgiving without the police."

Yep, my family's pretty bad....
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Posted 11/27/16
I think someone mentioned something once but nobody really cared. Otherwise it was all Macy's parade, football, and food. Oh, and going through Black Friday ads.
Posted 11/27/16 , edited 11/27/16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqaKlUe-c60

blasted this song to celebrate papa trumpus victory

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Posted 11/27/16
I spent my Thursday wishing my American friends a safe and food filled day.
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Posted 11/27/16
Didn't go home, but I can say it wouldnt have mattered.

While my family is moderate, none of them (all 37 of my extended family) voted for Trump. I do believe it would have been rather pleasant.
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Posted 11/27/16
It wasn't brought up once. Didn't wanna lose our appetites
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Posted 11/27/16
Nope. In fact, we visited family in a fairly remote area which didn't have cell-phone coverage on our plan, so we didn't even hear any news while we were there. It was amazing. Almost makes me wish I could completely turn off the news here.

But everyone on the side of the family we visited is on the same side of the political spectrum anyway. We might have made some jokes about recent events, but there was no reason to discuss politics, much less argue over them. It was a lovely family dinner. A little miracle, if you ask me.
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Posted 11/27/16
nope

i dont even know what they talked about
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Posted 11/27/16 , edited 11/27/16
We try to avoid politics at Thanksgiving: Mother's side Liberal, Father's side Conservative, best not to open Pandora's Box
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