Screaming Democrats?


Aren't we all
November 8, 2008, 10:26 AM
Hi all, my parents have strange political beliefs, My father is a Screaming

democrat, who has gone so far as to want to take down the flag, and deny his

12 years of Naval service. My mother,however is a libertarian. This is a very

conflicting issue in my house. Is this political climate causing such political

conditions in your households?
P.s both my parents are rabid gun people, never fear.


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Just Jim
November 8, 2008, 10:35 AM

You are seeing it happen at home and the rest of the USA. Hope you grow up to keep your gun rights.:what:


November 8, 2008, 10:42 AM
I kinda float around within the political parties... I'll vote democrat, republican, libertarian, etc... I mostly associate with libertarian though.

My family is divided on the democrat / republican line and yes it creates some problems... I avoid them because most times they don't look at the issues, Hitler could be a democrat and they'd vote for him because he's a democrat...

My mother asked if I was going to vote for Obama and I said no... Her response? "Oh, so now you're a racist?"

No, I believe he's going to tax the hell out of me and assault the 2nd amendment....

So I've become even more the black sheep. I'm the only one that openly talks about guns even though half my family owns them... I'm the only one that reloads...

Ah... I could go on, but I think you get the point... :)

November 8, 2008, 10:53 AM
...cuz I own the guns! :D

Seriously, my immediate family is thankfully on the same page. (It was part of the courtship process to screen the family!) issues are regular topics of conversation, and we always try to state WHY we believe "x". There are a few extended family members that lean the other way, but in-depth discussion reveals that they really haven't thought all of the issue through.

I've only met a few liberals that made excellent, thoughtful arguments for how they arrived at their decisions. I'll respect that kind of voter, even if I disagree. What yanks my chain is when somebody votes without doing the required soul searching and homework.

November 8, 2008, 12:09 PM
I came to start disliking the democrats in my senior year of high school, after learning about the things Bill Clinton did, and what government control vs. private control ended up as. I started to hate them more when I started shooting about 18 months ago. I would only vote republican and libertarian. Even if a pro-gun democrat ever came along, I'd be inclined not to vote for him.

My parents just vote. They don't really see much of the issues; they just see what is the most important issue (ex: the economy, war, etc.), or who seems more capable of intelligent thinking, and vote.

As for guns, that is not an issue in my house because I don't even tell my parents how many or what type of guns I have. They don't really care for them, but don't care about them enough to get mad at me for bringing them into the house.

November 8, 2008, 12:59 PM
I tend to be the black sheep in my family. Everyone tends to vote republican... I vote conservative :neener: It took a lot of soul searching on my part to vote for McCain, because I do not think he is a conservative, just a watered down liberal. My family tends to be familiar on the issues and knows why they believe what they believe, but they tend to vote republican blindly because they believe that all republicans think the way they do. :cuss::banghead:

Larry Ashcraft
November 8, 2008, 01:03 PM
Off topic.

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