Can Democrats and Republicans get along?

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Dating partners of opposite political parties can work if each person is either disinterested in politics or has moderate views. On the other hand, if both are political junkies and are extreme Liberals and Conservatives the relationship probably will not survive.

As an on line dater I have found that it is better to explore this topic early so as to avoid later conflict. I state in my on line profile that I am politically Conservative. When e-mailing potential dates I have been rebuffed and done my share of rejecting based solely on our polarized political viewpoints.

I think it is better to face this up front in a new relationship so as to avoid trouble later. We have wished each other luck in their search and moved on.

Mr Big

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4 Responses to Can Democrats and Republicans get along?

  1. Melissa February 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    I actually think having a different viewpoint makes the relationship interesting. I am confident in my views and not threatened by someone with an opposing opinion. Why would I want to be with someone who has limited perspectives?

  2. James February 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    Liberals can still have lively discussions with other Liberals and Conservatives can have lively discussions with other Conservatives. Moderate people can develop relationships with people that do not share their views, but when the views are so diametrically opposed it will be difficult for it not to affect other aspects of their relationship.

    For example, on the topic of Hillary Clinton, one Liberal may think that the private e-mail server is no big deal and should be swept under the rug. Another Liberal may feel that what she did is not only fine, but we should just appoint her as President since she is a woman and the entire investigation is just a right wing conspiracy. One Conservative may think that since she put lives in danger due to her negligence she should be treated the same way as General Petraeus and fined and deemed ineligible for public office. Another Conservative may feel that she should do prison time at hard labor.

    On the topic of abortion, one Conservative may feel that life begins at conception and that abortion is the taking of a human life. Another Conservative may feel that abortion is a woman’s right to choose and is permissible up to the point of fetus viability after which the pregnancy should continue. One Liberal may feel that abortion is a woman’s right to choose right up to birth and can even be terminated immediately after birth. Another Liberal may feel that abortion is a fundamental right and a mother’s option to end the life right though a child’s teenage years.

  3. Melissa February 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    Wow James, so spirited. I think you may need to just relax!

  4. Dr Jimmy Dotson February 10, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    But James, unless you live under a rock, killing a teenage kid is murder in any society and in any country in the world.

    Dr Jimmy Dotson

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