(Closed) Do you and your SO share the same political ideas?

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Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Yes, we are very compatible in these issues. We are both on the left side of the political spectrum. I couldn’t imagine myself being with someone with different political beliefs than mine. To me it is a matter of values and general attitude towards life, society and people.

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper

professorplum:  You’ll find this site swings very left when the political conversations come up!

 

Both of us align pretty closely. We both are fiscally conservative and socially more liberal, which doesn’t really align right now with truly anyone’s platform. You either have to be 100% one way or 100% the other. And each side swings mud, so you’re labeled as “that Republican” or “that Democrat”… and once you’re the “that“– the person has already made up their mind about you.

I wish people wouldn’t believe all conservatives are Fox news watching, shotgun racks in the back of their trucks, Bible thumping half wits. But hey– if someone wants to paint everyone with that brush, that says more about their lack of intelligence than mine.

Post # 47
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Bumble bee

Darling Husband are aligned politically. I’d have a very hard time marrying someone who would actively vote for laws/politicians that would discriminate and/or hold me back. That’s makes zero sense to me.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We are about 95% in agreeance.  I tried dating liberals and it just doesn’t work.  I think politics, though often frustrating, are important in a good match for a couple in the long run. 

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

blankenshiptobe:  that is exactly me and my Fiance as well 🙂

Post # 50
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11179 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Absolutely!  And we’re both passionate about it.  My career revolves around politics & current events.

We spent our first date talking about politics.  I could never be with someone on the other team, it’s too much about the core of who I am.

Post # 51
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692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

SithLady:  I just had to make sure I hadn’t already responded to this thread. Basically exactly what you said. Down to the way you feel about it – I have been registered no party affiliation since I was 18, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon!

Post # 52
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Worker bee

We disagree on gun issues, immigration, & abortion. We agree on most other issues. Sometimes I get frustrated, but I get over it pretty quick.

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ellagrace:  it makes it pretty easy i think! now his family…that’s a WHOLE other story! they are extremely conservative republicans and its quite a big deal that he married a democrat. i have decided that i just do not participate in ANY political conversations with his family. its for the best that i keep those ideas to myself 😉 i tried once to explain it to his parents and it was pointless. i think they secretly hope i’ll eventually change “sides”!

Post # 55
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

For the first year of our relationship, we went through a lot of growing pains relating to each of us identifying more closely with different political parties.  He was a card carrying member of that party prior to us meeting and was involved with various committees relating to it but his involvement had been fizzling out before we met.

Those growing pains between us stemmed from the fact that he was very vocal about his views through social media.  One day he shared a particular piece of propoganda (low brow) that REALLY struck a nerve for me.  I actually thought it would be the breaking point of our relationship but after I explained why it bothered me so much, he realized that he hadn’t really thought about it from my perspective.  I just can’t appreciate attack campaigns, I think it says more about the party who released them than about the party they’re attacking!

That whole thing prompted a discussion on our views on specific topics rather than strictly party-based, and we discovered that we actually have very similar values!  We are both fiscally conservative and socially liberal, I just tend to be slightly more liberal in general.  Discovering that we share a more moderate viewpoint helped us to bridge that gap.

We still vote for opposing parties and cancel each other out but we don’t hold it against each other 🙂

 

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Before we met he worked for politicians for a certain party and seemed to consider himself leaning more towards that party. It made me cringe and he was very aware of why I hated it. The longer we have been together the more he’s joined me where I stand politically. (Which is also where most of his family is, which is interesting to me.) but I like that he’s changed his opinions based on facts and important issues. The one thing he does that pisses me off so bad that I told him if it happens again he’s sleeping in the car- he doesn’t go vote. For the last election – for governor – he went to his polling location and they told him to go to a different one. He went to where he thought it was and it wasn’t there. So he got mad and just came home. I was pretty furious. His mom doesn’t tend to vote all the time either and that makes me upset too. it’s incredibly important that you get out and vote. Especially if you ever ever open your mouth to complain about the government. If you aren’t trying to change it, then shut up and don’t say a single word about how you don’t like it. 

Post # 57
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Sugar bee

We have the same view on 99% of political issues.

And we are both frustrated with our idiotic government at this point in time lol

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