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  •  So many products of mixed marriages! (11+ / 0-)


    I don't think I could even date a Republican. But I guess in the old days things were a lot more civil. Pre-internet comments section.

    Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

    by Floja Roja on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 07:55:06 AM PDT

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    •  Is it just me, or are Republicans today a lot (7+ / 0-)

      worse than they used to be? Some of them are just so mean.

      You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

      by Thomasina on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 08:46:41 AM PDT

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    •  I think my parents chose their (5+ / 0-)

      political affiliations from certain social identifications.  My mother, who grew up near Pittsburgh, PA, was a protestant in an area where there were many Catholics, who tended to be Democrats because they were on the Labor side of the fence.  My very Republican grandfather ended up laboring, too, and his wife was adamant that she didn't want any of those unionizers in her house.

      My father was probably a Democrat because his family was from the south.

      Neither of them were ideologues, but my mother was very pro-civil rights (which her father wasn't).

      I have to say that it was Vietnam and Nixon that made me into a solid Democrat.  My parents, whatever they called themselves, were pretty conventional people, and had voted Eisenhower and Nixon more than once.  When Watergate happened, I was paying close attention from the beginning, and I went home and begged my parents to vote for McGovern.  Whether they did, I don't know.  After Nixon got tossed out, I think they both voted Democratic from then on.

      So many people are apolitical and don't pay any attention.  Near the end of Watergate (which took a long time to unfold), I remarked to a co-worker that it looked like the president was "in big trouble now"; her eyes got wide, and she said, "Really?  Why?"  She'd never even heard about any of it.

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