Are your parents dems or repubs?

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Are your parents dems or repubs?
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Fri, 10-22-2004 - 7:25am
I am curious as to whether or not most families share political views. I am myself conservative, while both of my parents are liberals. I just spent a few days with mom and dad, we avoided all political discussion..;-)~Lisa
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Fri, 10-22-2004 - 9:48am
My parents & sister are conservatives; we also avoid any political discussions, although lately my mom has volunteered info like "well, I disagree with the President about this or that"....but I let it go, though dying to say "then WHY are you Republican???" :-) Actually THEY are the only Repubs. in the family---Mom's mom, all her sisters, etc are liberal, and my dh's family are all liberal too. My dad's favorite comment on my birthday is that I'll turn conservative any day now! I always remind him that it hasn't happened yet, and he'll say "How old are you? Give it five more years...." He's been saying that for a LONG time.....
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Fri, 10-22-2004 - 9:56am
I have a set of each.

Carrie


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Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Fri, 10-22-2004 - 11:15am

I think you already know that my Mom is a life-long Republican, as was my father. Mom is active in the Republican party as well.

But this year, she's voting for Kerry. She's been telling me about several of her friends, also life-long Republicans, who are doing the same.

But even when we are on opposite sides of the fence, my family discusses *everything*! Our dinner table conversations, even when I was quite small, would often be about politics, social issues, sex, money, church, etc. We are all quite opinionated but like to have at it, respectfully.

This is a tradition that I have continued, unconsciously, with my roomie and my daughter. Abby has initiated long conversations about life after death, is there a God, why are people violent and so forth.

The other night she came right out and *grilled* me about why I don't like Bush. I gave her my reasons, and made a point of saying that there were many people that disagreed. Then she asked why I was voting for Kerry. I started in on *those* reasons but my roomie walked and declared "Because he's NOT Bush!" Abby's eyebrows went into her hairline and she said, oh, so dryly "well...*that's* simple." Cracked me up. I jumped in and explained that ideally we want a situation where people aren't voting simply because someone is so awful that they need to get him out. I was just excited that she is making a point of involving herself AND not taking opinions at face value, even mine. A politically curious 7 year old. I love it.

KJ-registered Independent

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Fri, 10-22-2004 - 11:26am
My mother is deceased but I believe she is a whole hearted republican because of what her conservative convictions were. There was never any need to even debate her because her convictions were more or less just because. Dad has called himself a liberal republican (lol). He second guesses everything. I think I piggy back on his ideals alot!
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Fri, 10-22-2004 - 5:34pm

Growing up I was the child of a split family. My mom was a Democrat and my dad a Republican. Dad never discussed his POV, Momm did alot.

Now? Mom's still a Democrat although, like me, she does not profess any blind loyalty to the party. If she thinks a candidate is good then she'll vote that way regardless of party. My Dad still doesn't talk about politics, but he's definately move more to the center. I'd put him as an Independant and Mom as an Independant/Democrat.

anonymous
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Sat, 10-23-2004 - 12:23pm

I grew up with two Republican parents.

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