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Or at least not volunteer the truth?

Being a white male in the south working in construction I am almost completely silent about my politics at work. In fact most people I work with I can tell they assume I’m a republican and pretty right wing when they bring up politics. And I don’t say anything to dissuade them from that notion. I’ll even drop stuff here and there to let them continue thinking it if they like in order to avoid having to discuss it at all in the future. Mostly it seems easier that way.

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Nope. Don't have one so not hard to lie about it

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Independent. Makes life simpler. Cuts the political conversations short.

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I don’t lie but I do avoid political talk at work. Many guys I work with are from the military, die hard conservative republicans. Obama wasn’t a popular guy at my work.


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independent here. both political parties have pros and cons to their ideals. both political parties have idiots holding office.

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Pretty much same as you, trout.
But I work for a tiny company- 8 employees. The owner is a trumpeter and talks about him all day.
He also still talks shit about obama frequently .

The odd part is no president put more money in his wallet than Obama.


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Honestly all anyone around here that I interact with cares or talks about is football and hunting.

I'm cool with that

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I don't lie, but I also don't discuss politics at work. Generally deflect when asked.


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i mean, i'm not actually a card carrying socialist, but i do have the t shirt.


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Independent. Makes life simpler. Cuts the political conversations short.


Yup


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i'm not surrounded by hate, so no.


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i'm pretty liberal, but i suspect i am less so than my students and colleagues
when it comes to stuff like identity politics, i don't lie but i let them think i am more in line with their views that i probably actually am

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No.

Independent.


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Not outright but I withhold regularly for tons of reasons


I lie to myself by pretending I’m not a democrat even though I vote that way almost exclusively


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Hell no. I'm sure Griffin Georgia has something to say about that.

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also hell no I’m a bleeding heart liberal and I wear it like a badge of honor


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nobody talks politics anymore since trump took office...

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Independent.


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When there are people looking for an argument this place is good enough, I don't need that in my real life


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When there are people looking for an argument this place is good enough, I don't need that in my real life


Talking politics at works is bad for production. The Democrat dislikes the republican and won't properly help them out and vice versa.

There are plenty of reasons to hate your coworkers. Don't bring the most passionate of subjects up at work.

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I tend to live by the thought that it's nobodies business what my politics are. Until my wife and I actually got married, she would get pissed that I wouldn't tell her who I voted for.

Phook is probably the only place where I've publicly discussed my political leanings (outside of a handful of people).


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You didn't talk politics to your wife?

You really did live by the nobody's business rule

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You didn't talk politics to your wife?

You really did live by the nobody's business rule

I'd talk about specific issues... but I never talked about actual candidates and who I voted for. She could likely determine who I voted for, but I wouldn't tell outright.

Voting is personal, and I don't think my opinions should persuade someone else.


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You didn't talk politics to your wife?

You really did live by the nobody's business rule

I'd talk about specific issues... but I never talked about actual candidates and who I voted for. She could likely determine who I voted for, but I wouldn't tell outright.

Voting is personal, and I don't think my opinions should persuade someone else.


That's cool. And makes sense. I thought you meant you didn't talk anything.

But I understand that.

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upsilamba wrote:
i'm pretty liberal, but i suspect i am less so than my students and colleagues
when it comes to stuff like identity politics, i don't lie but i let them think i am more in line with their views that i probably actually am

really?

wouldn't have guessed


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I don’t be lie about it


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no, but I might if I was in a similar situation as you. but, die hard conservatives usually aren't the type to live and work in other countries so I don't have to worry about it.


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everyone at work respects people so it’s easy to talk shit about Trump because he doesn’t respect people.


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I do have to bite my tongue when it comes to religion as I work with a few Christians who occasionally say things like, "When I saw the beauty of Sa Pa I was immediately reminded how great god is."

It takes every fiber in my being not to say something like, "Have you been to Phnom Phen to see the Killing Fields yet? If so I was just wondering what your thoughts on god's greatness were when you saw them?"


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I live in California. Everyone thinks like me. Many conservatives here would be considered flaming libtards in the south.

I generally moderate my opinions in polite company. But if a right wing nutter wants to debate some alternate facts, I'll discuss the liberal bias of facts.


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stukov wrote:
upsilamba wrote:
i'm pretty liberal, but i suspect i am less so than my students and colleagues
when it comes to stuff like identity politics, i don't lie but i let them think i am more in line with their views that i probably actually am

really?

wouldn't have guessed


They can be pretty reactionary
And focus on certain stuff and political correctness to the extent that it bugs even me.
They are the people who wore those stupid safety pins after the election. I had a shitfit about that in class one day...

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BonnieLee wrote:
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You didn't talk politics to your wife?

You really did live by the nobody's business rule

I'd talk about specific issues... but I never talked about actual candidates and who I voted for. She could likely determine who I voted for, but I wouldn't tell outright.

Voting is personal, and I don't think my opinions should persuade someone else.


That's cool. And makes sense. I thought you meant you didn't talk anything.

But I understand that.




When my ex and I first began dating (1999) she was a straight-up Republican.

She is now a dyed-in-the-wool liberal.

At least I did something good for her during the course of our marriage.


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upsilamba wrote:
stukov wrote:
upsilamba wrote:
i'm pretty liberal, but i suspect i am less so than my students and colleagues
when it comes to stuff like identity politics, i don't lie but i let them think i am more in line with their views that i probably actually am

really?

wouldn't have guessed


They can be pretty reactionary
And focus on certain stuff and political correctness to the extent that it bugs even me.
They are the people who wore those stupid safety pins after the election. I had a shitfit about that in class one day...

reactionary how?


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If I tell you more I'll tarnish my image as a liberal snowflake.

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Nope. Dislike both parties and tend to not hide it.


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Lie? No.

I’ll offer my opinions on current events if asked. That usually divulges my political leanings. But I haven’t been able to have a legit political discussion with anyone since Trump won the nomination. Both sides are too defensive and only interested in winning the argument. And it always turns into “yeah, but Hillary...” or “yeah, but the republicans....”

So I don’t bother anymore


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Nope. Dislike both parties and tend to not hide it.


except in the classroom, right?

thats the only time i won't answer that question


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No.

Not affiliated with any political party.

Will speak my mind when asked.

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I answer questions from my students honestly when asked. Otherwise, I try to fishbowl issues with them where they research both sides of an issue then I facilitate class discussion.


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Hell no.

I speak my mind with all my republican coworkers

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Do the call you a libtard or snowflake?


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I answer questions from my students honestly when asked. Otherwise, I try to fishbowl issues with them where they research both sides of an issue then I facilitate class discussion.


i always ask my students, when they ask questions, if they want my personal response or my professional response
90% of the time they say professional/philosophical please

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