Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Cristy

Do you and your SO share political views?

30 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

We are polar opposites. he is a bush supporting, war supporting, gun toting (well he would be if I let him lol) democrat. All the things I can't stand in a person, yet I love him. :blink:

It keeps the conversations interesting, yes? :P ...and then after a heated, political argument, there's always the make up se...ssion.

Jinky and I have never really discussed politics which probably explains why I must get my political fix here in OT. :lol:

Edited by Steven_and_Jinky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've become more moderate/conservative since moving to the UK; maybe it's a reaction to my environment, who knows.

Both my husband and I are:

* atheists

* mindful of the environment

* supportive of public education

* supportive of public transport

* in favor of renationalizing the UK's train system

* against the Iraq war

* against owning firearms

* against animal cruelty

* in favor of sustainable, ethical farming

We do diverge in some areas, though. My husband still has the 'we're partly to blame' mentality regarding terrorism, whereas I've moved past that into 'nuke the bastards' mode. I think the world has become far too politically correct with people too eager to be offended, but my husband still buys into the victim mentality. He doesn't take it as far as some people...there was some controversy here a few years ago when a government minister used the term 'nitty gritty.' Apparently, that term is racist. I rolled my eyes at that one.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1988681.stm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We are polar opposites. he is a bush supporting, war supporting, gun toting (well he would be if I let him lol) democrat. All the things I can't stand in a person, yet I love him. :blink:

:blink: a gun toting, bush & war supporting DEMOCRAT?? isnt that like the epitome of an oxymoron???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We are polar opposites. he is a bush supporting, war supporting, gun toting (well he would be if I let him lol) democrat. All the things I can't stand in a person, yet I love him. :blink:
:blink: a gun toting, bush & war supporting DEMOCRAT?? isnt that like the epitome of an oxymoron???

I kind of wondered about that, too. I mean, these days you'd be hard pressed to find a Bush supporting Republican, let alone a Bush supporting Democrat. :wacko:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh yes, we are very similar on the issues, but a little bit different on reasons.

We're both anti-Iraq war, pro-separation of church and state, pro-nationalized health care, women's rights to their own bodies, gay marriage, first-amendment rights, anti-anything that resembles 1984, etc. Actually, I can't think of many issues where we differ.

Ok, a few things, like welfare, as he thinks people have more control of their own economic situation than I tend to think.

The most fun thing for me is that while he has similar values, they have completely different applications to the solutions he thinks would work best in his country. For example, he is pro- allowing Brazilians to have their own firearms, but anti Americans having their own firearms, because of the different relationships between the peoples and their governments.

I don't think I could ever be with someone who was very far to the other side of the political spectrum from me. I would say the difference between us is that I'm more of an activist and he holds opinions but does not necessarily do anything about them. Perhaps that will change when he's hanging out with me in my country over here. Perhaps not. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are both on the same side of the political spectrum, although his overall positions are more conservative than mine - kind of the difference between a Liberal Canadian and a liberal America (VBG!!). I am a pro-Liberal (Canadian Political Party) with NDP (New Democratic Party) and Green (Party) sympathies, while he is really an anti-Republican rather than pro-anything. There is a difference in the mind-set.

Neither of us would be able to sustain a happy relationship if we were not in political sympathy with each other. The same thing applies to religion. Neither of us would feel comfortable in the relationship if we did not share a similar spiritual perspective.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My fiancé tends to vote Reform in Canada, but that's more to stick it to Ottawa, Ontario, and 'down East' (he's Albertan) than any well-defined political belief. Probably fits in as a Democrat with strong libertarian leanings here: basically, health care + shotguns.

It's pretty close to where I am. I'm probably slightly more liberal on some things, but it's more an East Coast vs. plains thing than an American vs. Canadian thing. Both of us are very pragmatic and against stupid wars and theocrats. (Nothing against religion, just against the worship of the Republican party.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×