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    kerplunk, HeyMikey

    it's generational.  My family had four girls.  My next youngest sister and I are both liberals, raised by Democratic parents in the civil rights/Vietnam era.  The two youngest ones came along later and were raised by the same parents in the Nixon/(Carter)/Reagan era.  Despite my folks' liberal bent, the those two are conservative, and one is downright Tea Party Christian, an Amway dealer, no less.  I would NEVER bring up anything political with her.  It's just too volatile.   The other one is reasonable and will call me for info because she knows I pay attention to politics.  We don't always agree, but we do have good discussions.  

    The biggest difference that I can see is the times in which we grew up and the relative comfort of our household in later years.  We were often desperately poor when I was little.  By the time the two "little kids" came along, we at least had more stable income.  They didn't have to rely on the cousins to send hand-me-downs in order to have a new outfit for the first day of school.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 02:27:21 PM PDT

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