Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

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Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:00 pm

I asked this question a while ago but all I got were personal attacks along with assurances that Trump was a joke.

Since a Trump victory looks increasingly likely, I'll ask again: Would your firm fire or otherwise punish someone for speaking favorably about Trump as president? I increasingly find myself in political conversations at the office and it seems unfair that I should have to keep silent while the liberals are given unlimited free political speech in this election.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:20 pm

Not at the firm I'm currently at. People are far too smart and open minded to not judge Trump and his supporters.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Desert Fox » Thu May 26, 2016 6:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not at the firm I'm currently at. People are far too smart and open minded to not judge Trump and his supporters.

lol

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby tru » Thu May 26, 2016 6:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I asked this question a while ago but all I got were personal attacks along with assurances that Trump was a joke.

Since a Trump victory looks increasingly likely, I'll ask again: Would your firm fire or otherwise punish someone for speaking favorably about Trump as president? I increasingly find myself in political conversations at the office and it seems unfair that I should have to keep silent while the liberals are given unlimited free political speech in this election.


there's nothing wrong with it. you should out yourself so we can rightfully ridicule you and discriminate against you at work. certainly you are smart and have good reasons for backing up the jokester, so let your flawless argument do the talking and don't worry about other people.

or u shouldn't try to sell stupid shit and talk stupid shit to reasonably smart people and not expect them to respond like what you said wasn't shit stupid.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby logicianwannabe » Thu May 26, 2016 6:24 pm

It should never be OK to come out as a Trump Republican, in biglaw or otherwise.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not at the firm I'm currently at. People are far too smart and open minded to not judge Trump and his supporters.

not at mmy firm either. Partners and associates regularly make him the butt of jokes.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Pomeranian » Thu May 26, 2016 6:24 pm

No offense, but a lot of people there are (likely) secretly going to vote for Trump (even though they won't admit it publicly).

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby raven1231 » Thu May 26, 2016 6:27 pm

It's never ok....in big law or otherwise.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:27 pm

I'm in a TX office of a TX firm and you would still probably get mocked.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby raven1231 » Thu May 26, 2016 6:31 pm

My advice would be to RETAKE. Just hit the refresh button on your life and morals and reapply. I know it's not ideal and will take more work and time but trust me it will pay off!

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:40 pm

Do you all really think Hillary (practically an extension of Obama's failed policy) or socialist Sanders would certainly be a better option than Trump? I can't understand mocking someone from supporting someone who at least leaves open the possibility of making some positive progress in this country.

He DEFINITELY would not be my first choice either, but given the alternatives I have no problem with others who bring up this argument.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:41 pm

Do you all really think Hillary (practically an extension of Obama's failed policy) or socialist Sanders would certainly be a better option than Trump? I can't understand mocking someone from supporting someone who at least leaves open the possibility of making some positive progress in this country.

He DEFINITELY would not be my first choice either, but given the alternatives I have no problem with others who bring up this argument.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:46 pm

There's a reason people talk about the weather in the elevator. These candidates are so polarizing, I wouldn't recommend coming out as a supporter of any of the three.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 6:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:There's a reason people talk about the weather in the elevator. These candidates are so polarizing, I wouldn't recommend coming out as a supporter of any of the three.

I agree with this. All of the options are terrible...Trump is just the worst.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Br3v » Thu May 26, 2016 6:53 pm

What BL shop is he using for the general?

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby rpupkin » Thu May 26, 2016 6:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote: Would your firm fire or otherwise punish someone for speaking favorably about Trump as president?

No.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Tanicius » Thu May 26, 2016 6:59 pm

Relevant: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=193518&start=1325

Interviewed at a firm with two associates. Upon their initial screening they invited the hiring partner in. He comes in with an obviously bad orange spray tan wearing a great big red truckers hat with "Make America Great Again" emblazoned upon it. I held it in. He met me with a handshake and in his thickest New York accent greeted me. I then lost all ability to stifle any sort of a laugh which caused one of the two associates to laugh uncontrollably.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby emkay625 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:10 pm

I think this would be an unwise decision, given his comments on women, Mexicans, and Muslims. I'm not saying you shouldn't come out as conservative. I'm just saying it's probably not a wise move to come out as a public supporter of somebody who says degrading and hateful things about women and minorities.

But no, I don't think you'd be fired or anything. (And I think it would be wrong to fire you.) I'm just saying I don't think this would be smart.

Also: are you a summer or an attorney? (Because if you are a summer the correct answer is hell no do not do this. Attorney with good relationships with the partners you work for? Go for it.)

But for the record, I live in Texas and even all of the attorneys here mock him and his supporters all the time. So there's that.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Avian » Thu May 26, 2016 7:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you all really think Hillary (practically an extension of Obama's failed policy) or socialist Sanders would certainly be a better option than Trump? I can't understand mocking someone from supporting someone who at least leaves open the possibility of making some positive progress in this country.

He DEFINITELY would not be my first choice either, but given the alternatives I have no problem with others who bring up this argument.

I think the only way to say you support Trump and not come off as either completely clueless about politics, or worse, a bigot, is to couch it in terms of being a conservative who would pick Trump over Hillary but only because he's the only option left. If you go in talking about how you like his "policies," like the wall or the ever vague "making great deals," you'll look like a fool in front of most sophisticated people.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby emkay625 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:15 pm

OP are you a summer or an associate? That is an important question.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:16 pm

A Trump Republican is an oxymoron, so I'm not sure how you can do it. I'm impressed.

-#NeverTrump-er on the right

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 7:22 pm

I'm going to laugh at all of you when Trump is your President.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 26, 2016 7:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do you all really think Hillary (practically an extension of Obama's failed policy) or socialist Sanders would certainly be a better option than Trump? I can't understand mocking someone from supporting someone who at least leaves open the possibility of making some positive progress in this country.

He DEFINITELY would not be my first choice either, but given the alternatives I have no problem with others who bring up this argument.


If that's your understanding of politics, you should probably brush up on your critical thinking skills or find a new profession.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby pmcd88 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:26 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:A Trump Republican is an oxymoron, so I'm not sure how you can do it. I'm impressed.

-#NeverTrump-er on the right


This is 100% true. There is a reason why the last 4 Republican presidents/nominees and the speaker of the House haven't endorsed him.

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Re: Is it ok to come out as a Trump Republican in Biglaw?

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu May 26, 2016 7:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm going to laugh at all of you when Trump is your President.


Luckily, even if he somehow managed to win, he'd do something to get impeached.




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