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Old 06-20-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Gilpin Co., CO
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Which is probably why you are able to tolerate each other. The less important a certain thing is in life to you, the more you are able to get along with somebody who does not share it with you. For you, politics and idealism is not important and apparently to your spouse. For me, it is important. It is what defines the good and evil in people. On the other hand, religion is not important to me. I am not married to a Seventh Day Adventist and we do not go to church too often anyway.
For me it doesn't define good and evil, it defines smart and stupid, which is just as important.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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I would not even date or socialize with a conservative Republican. Political views are too important to me. Not only that but studies show that opposites do NOT attract when it comes to marriage. The more things a couple has in common- ethnicity, age, race, politics, religion, likes and dislikes- the more likely the marriage will last.
I think your view is very narrow minded. I can't imagine building a relationship on politics.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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She probably loves him for the man he is not his political views. I think it is the manner in which we live our day to day lives that defines our characters, not our politics.
Well, if we are specifically speaking of Jimmy Carville I don't know about the man and his character (or lack thereof) as he supported Clinton wholeheartedly in his attempt to deny his affair with Monica. And never waivered in his support for the man through all his lying under oath etc.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Works for James Carville and his wife.
and boy do I give them credit. They have been married about 15 years I am guessing, maybe a little longer. To top it off, he is such a pompus ass or appears to be.

For me, I just think it would be disaster. We are both Republicans, but I am more center than hubby. We rarely fight, but if we do it is usually political..

Nita
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I would not even date or socialize with a conservative Republican. Political views are too important to me. Not only that but studies show that opposites do NOT attract when it comes to marriage. The more things a couple has in common- ethnicity, age, race, politics, religion, likes and dislikes- the more likely the marriage will last.
I find it pretty narrow minded to say you would socialize with someone at the other extreme. Not dating one is very different from having them as friends. Some of our best friends are at the opposite extreme and we discuss politics iin adult conversation, rarely agreeing but respecting each others views.

Nita
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: exit 0
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Which is probably why you are able to tolerate each other. The less important a certain thing is in life to you, the more you are able to get along with somebody who does not share it with you. For you, politics and idealism is not important and apparently to your spouse. For me, it is important. It is what defines the good and evil in people. On the other hand, religion is not important to me. I am not married to a Seventh Day Adventist and we do not go to church too often anyway.
You couldn't be more wrong about that.

When I speak of Idealist I am refering to the Idealist Temperament as defined by David Keirsey.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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Personally I have a liberal detector on my door and if one tries to cross the threshold it shots bug spray so it would make it hard to pair up with the opposite
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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I am so astounded by some of the answers on this thread. I am friends with many people who don't share my political views. They are still decent people and I respect their right to their own opinions.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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someone who has completely different political views ?

Id have to say a big fat NO !

Are you serious? For most people, I don't think shared political beliefs are that big a deal. I married my wife for many reasons and political beliefs didn't factor into the equation at all. If she and I didn't have similar beliefs, I would have asked her to marry me just the same. Having said that, I guess it ultimately depends on how important politics are to you as a person and how that compares to characteristics that you love about that person.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: USA
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I find it pretty narrow minded to say you would socialize with someone at the other extreme. Not dating one is very different from having them as friends. Some of our best friends are at the opposite extreme and we discuss politics iin adult conversation, rarely agreeing but respecting each others views.

Nita
I agree. Certainly there are things besides politics that attract people; I would hope.
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