Post by ingmarhepburn on Jun 17, 2019 13:17:21 GMT
Nope, not at all. Both of my parents are right-wing conservatives. My sister is what some would call a centrist, but leaning more towards a right-wing position too, while I am a leftist. Fortunately, we do not engage frequently in political discussions, and when we do, we tend to be very respectful with each other.
Ok well since people are being more specific, my mom is an independent although she says she’s more conservative on economic issues and liberal on social issues. I tried pushing her towards Gary Johnson back in 2016 because of this but that didn’t work, she voted for Hillary. My dad is a moderate Republican, you know your typical Bush/Christie/Romney guy while I’m more of a libertarian Republican.
Yep, we are a conservative family, and I'm the most conservative of all them. And I proud of it.-
Except in arts and minorities rights. I support same sex marriage, adoption etc.- But in certain ways I far more conservative, I don't allow single couples travels without marriage, concubinate etc. Just in my family, I don't care the rest.-
In politics I support all the center, center right, and right parties.-
US Democratic Party was a center right party, until the frenzy Bernie mania. I morally support them for several years.
Now is just a dark shadow of the Franklin and Eleonor victorious and glorious past days.-
I prefer the Republicans, are more honest, a liermaker like Trump is more honest than most of the Democrats politics.-
Nah, we all have different views. My mom's very liberal, although less liberal than she wants her colleagues in academia to believe. My sister's pretty liberal as well and an activist on a bunch of specific issues, but doesn't really follow politics. My dad's conservative... he loves Shapiro and voted Trump, but isn't very vocal about it. My brother's somewhere in between and probably has the most similar views to me... he likes Shapiro and Klavan but also has a lot of very left-wing stances, is a registered democrat, and voted for Hillary. But I think college has made him more conservative ironically. I'm a libertarian, but have gotten less passionate about politics over the last couple years. Both sets of grandparents are fox news loving, hardcore republicans (+ proud and blatant racists and homophobes on my dad's side). Whenever we talk about politics, everybody argues with everybody and it's pretty wild but mostly civil.
I think some things I think politically are sort of odd in the current climate - like I find Whoopi Goldberg on The View refusing to say "President Trump" far more obnoxious than President Trump himself (and I'm not a fan of his at all). Like the civil discourse has been obliterated entirely to the point where people don't really talk at all.
Now having said that, my extended family is European so arguing politics - and not just US politics - is one of the things in our blood and keeps people alive no one shares any political views, everyone yells, but it's healthy and respectful and I learn stuff, I think through a ton of stuff and change too.
This board is not healthy in debating actors much less politics - there's people who come on here, I won't say who but everyone knows who they are and talk to each other only about how much they love that actor - I mean why are you here then? Just get your two friends email addresses and have a nice talk or something. For actors that's imbecilic.............. for politics it's .......dangerous.
As an update, my brothers longtime girlfriend is currently not speaking to my Aunt which I think is the first time something like that has ever happened over politics ........kind of exciting, may ruin Thanksgiving.........um...........