Partisan Friends

I have reconnected after many years with a friend I met when I was stationed at NAS Pensacola in the Navy. Paul was a Marine corps officer; I was a Yeoman 3rd class enlisted man. Despite the rank difference, our families became close friends. Years have passed, and Paul and I have been reunited via e-mail. He voted for Donald Trump; I voted for Hillary Clinton, reluctantly. He and I have agreed to disagree without becoming disagreeable. Recently, he sent me an article written by Charles Krauthammer, a conservative journalist. In the article, Mr. Krauthammer admitted that he agrees with some of President Trump’s ideas for “Making America Great Again.” I responded to my friend admitting that my attitude toward the President is shaded by the following problems: my lack of trust in him; his blatant use of profanity; his sarcasm; his ridiculing the actor Michael J. Fox and the Gold Star parents; his lack of tact; his egotism; his morality; his insincerity; his bullying; his separating families at the border. Paul signed the e-mail “Peace.” Now that’s the way to handle differences in opinion.



About bobosbest

I am an 81-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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3 Responses to Partisan Friends

  1. Anonymous says:

    good job pal,,truth is always winning!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:


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