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ImNobody

Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2006, 08:40:09 AM »
I'd shack up with a high-quality member of the opposition party...
We're already going to have lots of other things we'll disagree about, so politics is only one more thing. If we agreed all the time, married life would be boring anyway.
I think how personally you take your politics makes a difference. For some people, politics are absolutely insperable from their personal interactions, for others, they play a more minor role. Its all about where your boundaries are, I think. Moreover, certain traits: "family values," "Christianity," "social welfare," are not the exclusive territory of any one party, but represent the personal choices and values of an individual, regardless of their election-day choices. If every Democrat and every Republican shared the same values, we'd never have primary elections.

Case in point: Mom = Catholic, poor inner city philadelphian (an unequivocally southern Republican), Dad = Agnostic, hardcore gun totin' texan (an NPR fanatic, wants-every-car-to-be-electric Democrat). After nearly 30 years of marriage, they get along just fine, except when discussing flooring options for the kitchen remodel. 

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2006, 08:53:38 AM »
My boyfriend and I are different ages and ethnicities. He's a Southerner, I'm a lifelong Californian. He likes music I can't stand to listen to. I'm type-A, he's way laid back. On the surface we have little in commmon.
But what we DO have in common is a shared sense of right and wrong. We care about a lot of the same issues -- we're really a united front. I really like that. I don't have to explain to him why something is f--ed up. We just both know that it is.

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2006, 09:06:51 AM »
Also, there's a lot to be said about the overwhelmingly democaratic majority on here.  As evidenced by a recent poll, most of you guys come from well-to-do middle class families or better, and have no idea what it's like to be a minority, poor, from a 3rd world country, etc.  Perhaps this lends itself to another poll, Watson?

Absurd.

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2006, 09:07:03 AM »
Jammer -
I know what it's like to be a poor minority. That's why I'm a Democrat.

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2006, 09:08:14 AM »
This isn't a good poll.  I would not marry someone with the WRONG politics, but I would marry someone of the opposite party.  The distinction being that WRONG politics are more extreme than simply party affiliation.

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2006, 09:09:39 AM »
of the Democratic party nation wide? 

Honestly, I had a problem with the poll: what about those of us who change our party affiliation based on the district we live in?  I think a better question would be "if you're liberal, would you be willing to marry a conservative" and vice-versa.

I agree... I don't think parties really are the true dictators of choices. Someone can find economic reasons more important than moral issues, and therefore vote Democratic if that person is more "sympathetic" to the "poor." Or someone can be liberal with their economic reasons, but due to strong religious convictions they vote Republican.

I think that if someone is fiscally conservative but socially liberal, it would be easier for them to marry someone that is liberal both fiscally and socially. I think the big head-buttings would come when someone that is socially conservative/liberal married someone of the opposite. That was the point I was trying to make.. and I don't really see how 2 people of that nature could marry each other because social views are pretty central to a persons values and beliefs. That is something that is more personal than a political opinion on Taxes or the US Education System.

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2006, 09:09:47 AM »
And yes, people on both sides can be ridiculous and difficult to deal with... and believe it or not, both sides occassionally have something good to say, it's about being a critical enough thinker to make your own decisions and come to your own conclusions based on information available to you, and not just blindly following any ideology or school of thought.

This is true.  I hate it when a Democrat calls someone an idiot just because s/he has a Republican viewpoint (happens a lot on this board), and vice versa.

Ever notice how no one ever really picks on Stan?  (Well, except for red, but that's mostly a joke.)  There's a reason for that.

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Also, there's a lot to be said about the overwhelmingly democaratic majority on here.  As evidenced by a recent poll, most of you guys come from well-to-do middle class families or better, and have no idea what it's like to be a minority, poor, from a 3rd world country, etc.  Perhaps this lends itself to another poll, Watson?

If that mattered, then why are a disproportionate number of poor minorities members of the Democratic party nation wide? 

Honestly, I had a problem with the poll: what about those of us who change our party affiliation based on the district we live in?  I think a better question would be "if you're liberal, would you be willing to marry a conservative" and vice-versa.

Thats what Im saying....

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2006, 09:14:08 AM »
And yes, people on both sides can be ridiculous and difficult to deal with... and believe it or not, both sides occassionally have something good to say, it's about being a critical enough thinker to make your own decisions and come to your own conclusions based on information available to you, and not just blindly following any ideology or school of thought.

This is true.  I hate it when a Democrat calls someone an idiot just because s/he has a Republican viewpoint (happens a lot on this board), and vice versa.  The reason I never get into political debates on here is because no matter what I say, I won't be able to convince anyone to see anything from my vantage point because people can be too stubborn and idealistic with their opinions.  Granted, I don't admit to having all the right answers, but people, please keep an open mind when you get to LS or speak with someone with a different view.

Also, there's a lot to be said about the overwhelmingly democaratic majority on here.  As evidenced by a recent poll, most of you guys come from well-to-do middle class families or better, and have no idea what it's like to be a minority, poor, from a 3rd world country, etc.  Perhaps this lends itself to another poll, Watson?

This is probably when of the top posts I have seen on here and I agree with a majority of what the psoter said.

Being a libertarian with a small "l" and a republican with a capital "R" the freemarkets and business are such important passions of my life such I could probably never spend my life with someone who did not hold these same views as me.  I have many friends that are socialists and marxists and while I don't agree with their ideas I did not personally demean them and it is always fun to discuss in a civilized manner the reasoning behind their ideas.

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2006, 09:22:07 AM »
i would beat my wife if she was a conservative republican.

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Re: Would you marry a person with the wrong politics?
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2006, 09:23:56 AM »
i would beat my wife if she was a conservative republican.

that's not funny. js






also, I'm so sad we didn't meet last weekend!!! :'(