February 04, 2005

Resistance is Futile

My oldest friend (since we were 6 years old!) has always been on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me. In her case it's genetic, her parents are big ole lefties from way back ;-)

We have managed to have a great relationship because we respect each others opinions, and always keep our arguments logical rather than emotional (hard to do sometimes)

She is now dating a Conservative, for their first date he took her to see Sean Hannity. It's been several months now and they are still together. Yesterday I got this in my email:

Hey, I went to the driving range last night! So I'm dating a Republican and will probably start playing golf. It's like the world as I knew it has turned upside down. But my political affiliations remain firm!!!!
Heh heh - she'll see the light in no time

Many years ago, I was dating a very sweet, but very liberal, guy, T (a real life rocket scientist - sigh) One of his pastimes was yacht racing. He was relating a conversation he had with the owner of the boat which went something like...

T: "I've been dating this girl for a while. The only thing wrong with her is she's a Republican"
Boat Owner: "Yeah, that is bad. You wouldn't want a girl with a brain"

Posted by Vox at February 4, 2005 01:27 AM | general

Lefties are fun to snuggle for a while, but they're so... vacant. I like snuggling with righties, they're so much more imaginative.


Posted by: Michael at February 4, 2005 07:37 AM

I thought the phrase went:
If your not a Liberal when your 20 you don't have a heart. If your not a Republican when you're 30 you don't have a brain.

That is our phrase we coined it... back off boat owner!!! hehe

Posted by: wickld at February 4, 2005 11:03 AM

I think the boat owner was one of us, giving my guy a ribbing.

Of course, at the time I pretty much zeroed in on that "the only thing wrong with her" part. Yeah, I had serious stars in my eyes ;-)

Posted by: Vox at February 4, 2005 11:27 AM

lol - - love what the boat owner said :)

Posted by: Uptown Girl at February 4, 2005 11:45 AM

Okay, I can't read and I thought the owner said without. That's that.
But on that same line my new neighbord ran into us today and said something about seeing my PW signs in the garage. He obviously didnt notice the sarcasm and I think was upset to know what they really were! Silly Liberals!!

Posted by: wickld at February 4, 2005 05:49 PM

I am soooo laughing my ass off!

Posted by: Lori at February 5, 2005 08:47 PM

As the saying goes, Republicans do date Democrats before they marry Republicans. Maybe your friend will slowly come around and all will be well!

We hope!

Posted by: Macker at February 8, 2005 11:25 PM