Not dating republicans

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“I’m just not gonna be down with that.”As for an ideal mate, both sides gave their criteria.“My ideal mate should have 3 guns,” one of the Republicans said.“Doesn’t complain about the minimum wage.”“He’d have like, more than one black friend, hopefully,” a Democrat said.In fact, I know several liberals who are Republicans. Conservatives are not "fiscally responsible", so that goes right out the window automatically. I have actually cut off contact with a couple I knew for many years when they informed me last year they were starting to go to Tea Party meetings.Some are too stupid to know why they joined the party. It also means that the person you're potentially going to date, is incredibly stupid. Ask them about abortion, gay marriage, hate crimes, affirmative action, etc. As long as I had known them, I for some reason had no idea they were so right-wing in some of their ideas.He also tells me that birth control is a sin, that global warming isn't real, and that the only reason there's a pay gap is because women choose lower-paying jobs. I'm listening to NPR when I'm forced to self-examine. And that's how I ended up listening quietly to a string of opinions that made me want to throw my omelet at his face. My second date, with another guy, doesn't go much better. There's a lull, and I realize that I never found out what he studies. He is planning to go to law school, and afterwards he wants to be…a politician. Maybe there would be less bickering and hatred in the U. if people like me stopped judging based only on politics. He texts me a few days later about getting coffee again, but I am out of town. He asks to see me again that night, and we quickly find ourselves capital-T Together. I fell for him because he's passionate about what he does.

Mary Matalin and James Carville have both had careers within the political realm and have opposing views, yet they make it work.

Even if her views were within the party that you feel you align with, think about how different each Democrat is.

If you’ve spent any time watching the debates, you’ll see that each political candidate differs from each other yet they still fall under the same party label.

She could be a Democrat and you could very well not agree on the “correct approach” to everything. What I find interesting is often the lack of willingness in our society to discuss our differences in beliefs.

I love talking with people who don’t think exactly like me because the world would be a truly boring place if everyone was a Sami copy.

As I know it’s not polite to discuss those kinds of topics on a date, it was never something that was brought up. Back when I was in college I was even a member of the College Democrats. Dear Ideologically Concerned, Oh no, a Republican?! I don’t know how entirely qualified that makes me when it comes to political matters of the heart, but if it’s enough for you then let’s continue!

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