Post # 1
Before I say anything: This thread is NOT being posted to discuss particular political views (who’s opinion is the most correct). So please do not make derogatory comments towards other bees.
My SO and I differ in opinion when it comes to politics (I’m a republican, SO is a democrat). That being said though, we rarely argue about politics so it isnt an issue for us. I do however know what we differ in opinion about and if it isn’t important I don’t bring it up.
Just wondering if any other bees differed in political views from their SO and if it causes any problems.
Post # 3
Similar. His became more like mine over time. I am more empassioned, politically active, and more left (compassion-oriented) than him but he is catching up by a lot. He used to think it was ok “not to be a political person” but now he knows better and knows that to try to avoid that reponsibility is to shirk a basic adult duty as a citizen of this earth.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands
We tend to disagree on some smaller things, as certain topics are more important to each of us, but it’s never caused an issue. We lean in the same directions, but sometimes the differences we have will cause us to vote for different candidates.
In the presidential election last year, for example, he voted for a mainstream candidate and I went for a 3rd party candidate. Both were similar, but I chose the 3rd party candidate over the mainstream candidate because of their stance on one particular issue.
Post # 5
Different. But I’m not that all into politics so we don’t talk about it
Post # 6
FI and I both lean left. I couldn’t be with someone who disagreed with me on fundamental issues that are important to me.
Post # 7
@joya_aspera: This to a T! We are both very liberal and FI was a lot less political before he met me.
Post # 8
We have very similar political beliefs, and in fact this was one of my inital draws to him – he worked for the Obama campaign both terms and I love how involved and passionate he is about his views and beliefs. It was a point of contention with my ex, who is apathetic to the extreme, so I looked for someone I could have discussions, debates and just talk to about stuff I care about re: politics 🙂
Post # 9
Basically. I lean left and FI tends to choose candidates on a case by case basis. We both voted for Obama last year.
Post # 10
It’s great that your SO was willing to become more political since it is important to you! I am less enthusiastic about politics than my SO is, but I do hold a very strong opinion on some issues. My SO is a more conservative democrat so he hasn’t pulled me into politics too much yet. Although I’m sure this will change over time 🙂
Post # 11
One of the things I love about FI is how passionate he gets about an idea or goal, but that’s also what makes him slightly irritating, politically speaking. We have very similar ideas, almost exact. I just don’t care as much as he does and think he’s a little radical… I hate politics.
Post # 12
@prettyinpink11: Our second date was at a dinner with the Governor. He became intrigued very quickly! LOL
Post # 13
I’m a Republican, DH is a Union Democrat, a Blue Dog Democrat. That being said, we are really politically equal both Conservatives. We have had some interesting and spirited discussions over the years. He had never looked any deeper into issues before he met me, now he absorbs more news sources than I do.
Post # 14
@solidarity: LMAO!!! hard not to be, I imagine!
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
My DH and I are both Libertarians, leaning towards being conservative. We like personal freedoms.
Post # 16
I’m a lot more left… but then, I’m pretty left in general, really… about as far as you can go without entering the (really nutty, IMO) “anarchist” spectrum. Sure, we argue about it.