Do you and your partner share political beliefs?

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 198 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 10:17 AM

My wife and I are pretty much the same person when it comes to political beliefs. We've kind of evolved together over the last decade or so, me from a Bush and McCain voting Republican and her from an Algore voting and then completely apathetic Democrat, into staunch, principled libertarians. It's a little rougher for her given her field of work (public education, recently high school, currently at a large university) is a breeding ground for progressives. She finds herself biting her tongue a lot and just getting along.


QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 55 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 10:53 AM

I don’t know how she could be in that environment long term – wow.

 

We’re on the same page in our house; although my sibs have somehow fallen victim to the left …….too much liberal urban echo chamber.

 

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 64 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 11:03 AM

Not really. He grew up in a liberal household, I grew up in a conservative one. We both still lean our respective ways for the most part. We do agree that both major parties are absolute trash and Donald Trump is an idiotic piece of shit and horrible human being, though. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 11:11 AM

Somewhat, we mostly just laugh at the complete idiocy of the entire system. We don't take things too seriously that do not affect us directly.

She's Venezlauan, so she's been loving Trumps recent comments regarding Marduro and their fucked situation.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 11:26 AM
posted by QuakerOats

I don’t know how she could be in that environment long term – wow.

 

We’re on the same page in our house; although my sibs have somehow fallen victim to the left …….too much liberal urban echo chamber.

 

Probably because of having to spend time around you.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 111 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 11:36 AM

She tends to be more Republican as I used to be. Over the years, I've shifted more to the night watchman form of Libertarian. Both of us could not stomach the idea of voting for Hilliary, but while she could hold her nose and vote for Trump, I went with Johnson.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 11:39 AM

Not really. We are both socially liberal, but overall, my wife is more on the liberal side than myself. 

But,I grew up with family that was more split. My aunt is very liberal while uncle is a Limbaugh conservative. My parents were pretty down the middle and rarely pushed me in one direction or the other. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 81 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 11:49 AM

Pretty much similar views now in our life. I became a little less right (still probably pretty far right compared to some here) and my wife has moved from a moderate (basically uninterested and didn't lean either way) to being moderately on the right. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 24 reps Joined Oct 2010
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 12:37 PM

My wife and I are pretty similar.  I would call us middle of the road to slightly left.  Except for one sister, the rest of my entire family is hardcore, Fox News, angry, Trump backing, slightly conspiratorial conservative.  I'm an exception I think in part because I don't live near any of them and they all live close to one another - I think that's a big factor.  

 

I don't remember my parents being hardcore political when I was growing up.  In the last 10-15 years, though, they are way right.  When I go home to visit, Fox News is almost always on and almost any conversation can veer into pro-conservative, anti-liberal.  

fish82 Senior Member
4,402 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 3:15 PM

Mrs. Fish is a pretty hardcore Pinko...as are our daughters. It's an entertaining life, to be sure. 

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 3:26 PM

I grew up in a family of staunch democrats. I guess I'm what you'd call a fiscally conservative/socially liberal  democrat. I think my type of democrat is a dying breed.

My dude comes from a very conservative right family, although he's pretty much apolitical. He's only interested in politics as somewhat of a spectacle, cheap entertainment. He did vote for Obama twice and was disheartened enough to pretty much turn away from the democrats altogether. He's also not a fan of Kasich's whatsoever lol

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 15, 2019 3:26 PM

I grew up in a family of staunch democrats. I guess I'm what you'd call a fiscally conservative/socially liberal  democrat. I think my type of democrat is a dying breed.

My dude comes from a very conservative right family, although he's pretty much apolitical. He's only interested in politics as somewhat of a spectacle, cheap entertainment. He did vote for Obama twice and was disheartened enough to pretty much turn away from the democrats altogether. He's also not a fan of Kasich's whatsoever lol

superman Senior Member
4,377 posts 69 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 1:35 PM

My wife is a hardcore Republican.  I'm a conservative libertarian.  We agree on a lot of things except drugs.  I think they all should be legal.  

Con_Alma Senior Member
12,320 posts 31 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 2:46 PM

Yes, we do.  While I grew up in a Kennedy Democrat household she grew up in a Reagan Republican home.  We have been married a long time now and are both social conservatives with a strong belief in military strength/support combined with a state like balance budget approach at the federal level.  For that to happen there would obviously have to be significant social program cuts.  We both believe in safety net programs but there has to be some significant reduction to get to a balanced budget.

 

We also agree that most of our issues could/should be solved by the people acting to change the  culture and environment instead of it requiring legislative action.  We'd like to see our government lead from that perspective.....by offering solutions that people "can" act on as posed to being "forced" to act on.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 198 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Feb 17, 2019 8:14 AM

I was raised right, she was raised left.  I don't know how active her parents were in politics, but I know mine were not very.  Mine are now FOX News watchers, smfh.  My wife and I are now very apathetic  political followers.  We hate all political rants from the local to the federal level.

Zunardo Senior Member
815 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2010
Sun, Feb 17, 2019 3:36 PM

My wife and I pretty much cancel each other's vote, and we never miss an election.

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 8 reps Joined Jul 2013
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 10:30 AM

My wife and I are college education professionals that are smart enough to not follow the virtue signaling dog whistlers of the left.

 

 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 10:35 AM

college educated? 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 11:39 AM
posted by Automatik

college educated? 

I don't know which is better: botching "college educated" while trying to say that he's smart...or immediately following up the claim of being smart by regurgitating generic right-wing buzzwords ("virtue signalling dog whistlers", lol). Really makes a person look less like he's intelligent and more like he's a guy who spends way too much time listening to political talk radio.

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 41 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 18, 2019 11:47 AM

Pretty similar but her and her family's staunch support of everything Trump and the R do is nauseating and almost is enough for me to want to vote the other way but I cannot bring myself to do that.

 

So I likely wont vote again except for local issues that affect me directly

BoatShoes Senior Member
5,991 posts 23 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Mar 24, 2019 1:38 AM

Wife and I are both libs but she was not really that politically conscious when I met her. Certainly not a gal who would post about politics on the internet lol. Her political commentary is mostly pertains to the attractiveness of political candidates lo.

She grew up in Toledo in a family where being a Union Dem was just part of the culture sort of. 

However, she was dumbfounded when President Trump won and his election has made her more politically conscious. 

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