Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Democrat or Republican

There are certain things we do not discuss in our family. The big ones is politics. Being a Democrat in a Republican dominated family has caused quite a few heated discussions. This year has been especially brutal on all fronts.

My husband has just about learned that I will not debate him on politics. I prefer to take the stance, "you have your opinion I have mine" (and we all know who's right). He is a newswatcher and to make matters worse, he listens to talk radio in his car. Talk radio whose host is obviously Republican. So when something new comes up, he is the first one to call me and say "Did you hear....". I have learned to "listen" without being really engaged in the conversation.

My dad and I try to totally avoid any type of political conversation. Of course he trys to get his point across by passing along emails. I have several friends who do the same. The nice thing about that is that I can choose to a)read them and then delete them or b) delete them and never read them. I won't tell you which I do more often.

Next week will be the end of the cat fight. I don't know about you but I am ready for it to end. The issues have long ago stopped being talked about. All the candidates are concerned about is one upping the other. Every other commercial is a political ad jammed packed with nasty accusations about the opposing candidate. And forget the political rallies. Does anyone remember what their mother's taught them when they were children? If you don't have anything nice to say.....

The end is near. One more week. I think I'll make it provided I don't listen to the radio, keep the television off any news channel, and delete all emails referencing political views.


Kim Eckhardt said...

I'm so with you. Let's end the maddness. November 4th can not come fast enough!

Hessley said...

Hey Becky! I haven't read your blog in a while and I decided to stop by. I just wanted to let you know that you aren't the only Democrat in our Republican dominated (extended) family. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one, at least not on the Murdaugh side. haha.
I'm glad this whole thing is over with, and I'm sure you are too.
See you soon!