October 17, 2012 at 2:04 am #42704
Guys, this sucks. The cute colleague I’ve been crushing on/befriending for the last month or so is voting for Romney. I was texting him about an upcoming event at a local bar where I’ll have the opportunity to meet Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson. He said he might go but is pretty set on voting for Romney. I’m so sad. I knew at some point I would find out something negative about him but I had hoped it wouldn’t be something this bad. Damn it!!
On a side note, I really need to change my gravatar pic to reflect my pretty new red hair for fall.October 17, 2012 at 9:17 am #42712
I believe I’ve read somewhere (and even if I hadn’t read it, I’d still think it) that when a couples political views don’t align enough, the impact on the relationship is quite negative. For some people it may not be a dealbreaker, but I could never see myself in a long-term relationship with a staunch conservative. I’d be disappointed, too!
BTW, Gary Johnson is a politician I actually like, much in the same way I like Ron Paul. Gary Johnson was barred from the ballot in Michigan. But I don’t want to get too political on DW because it usually just leads to arguments.
(P.S. If anyone else found Romney’s “binder full of women” comment as funny as I did last night, check out bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com/ if you haven’t already!)October 17, 2012 at 9:40 am #42715
you could ask him why he’s voting for Romney? Perhaps he would normally agree with Gary Johnson but plans to stick to a two candidate system? eehhH?? (trying to stay positive). It’s not like he said he WOULDN’T go. Might be a good opportunityOctober 17, 2012 at 9:42 am #42717
well, just because he is voting for romney doesnt *necessarily* mean he believes in all his policies. like, i know people who are republican economy/tax/ect issues person but a liberal social issues person. thats the disadvantage of a two party system- you will never have all your issues line up 100% with either candidate. so, dont take it as a bad thing just yet. get to know him a little better, and maybe it wont be such a bad thing- you never.
i was actually super surprised that my boyfriend said that he would probably vote for obama again. i was for sure he would vote for romney…
romney’s whole answer about women was hilarious. like very weirdly veiled bad things that sounded really good. his whole “workplaces should be flexible with women so they can take care of their kids” was weird because its not like workplaces should be flexible with any men who has kids. and then the binder full of women- that is going to live forever, im sure. i already liked it on facebook.. haha. and then his lie at the end that he thinks women should have access to birth control… with the added footnote that they have to pay for it out of pocket and the forms that interfere with personhood bills will be illegal. ugh. it was weird. i didnt like it.October 17, 2012 at 9:44 am #42720
Copa – there’s a facebook page for binders full of women too. I just liked it. Too funny.
I don’t know that I could seriously date a staunch conservative either. I probably couldn’t seriously date a staunch democrat, although it would be better.October 17, 2012 at 10:13 am #42724
Yeah I could probably never date anyone that is too extreme either way. I think both parties are better for different issues.October 17, 2012 at 10:26 am #42726
@Copa – I love you. I wish more people saw the value in real politicians like Ron Paul and Gary Johnson. Gary will be on the ballot here and I think that’s a much better use of my vote than the Giant Douche or the Turd Sandwich. That’s a South Park reference for anyone who didn’t get it.
Luckily, we’re not anything close to a couple. We’re friends who flirt a lot but nothing has ever happened. I’ll still hang out with him and try to find out what his real beliefs are, but I’m definitely proceeding with caution now! I really don’t think I could date a hardcore conservative. I still hope he comes to that event with me. Maybe if he’s kinda moderate it will make him think about it a little more before election day.
I didn’t get to see the debate because I was working but I read about the “binders of women.” OMG. It’s all over Facebook today.October 17, 2012 at 10:38 am #42728
Yeah but voting third party is throwing your vote away. It’s sad that that’s the way it is – but c’est la vie.October 17, 2012 at 10:43 am #42730
Apparently Ron Paul delivered one of my college friend’s two older brothers back when he was an ob/gyn in Texas. When I heard, I was kind of jealous in about the weirdest way ever. If he can’t be my president, why couldn’t he deliver me? Or be MY ob/gyn if I ever have a baby!?! Weirdest feeling of jealousy ever! I don’t agree with everything any one politician stands for, but Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are both likable to me on many levels despite that.
Romney and his Ken Doll hair rub me the wrong way. Just about everything he has to say about women (both in and outside of all those binders full of ‘em!) makes me angry and cringe-y. And a lot of the comments that have been said as of late should offend men, too. Liiike the whole flex time he spoke of presumes a lot of things, one of which is that family/children is a WOMAN’S thing. Uh. No. If I were a family man, I’d still be offended!October 17, 2012 at 10:51 am #42732
All hope may not be lost for you, Anna; a lot of the libertarians I know are voting for Romney, mostly because of what IWTTS said: they don’t see the point in voting for a third party candidate. It could be that in weighing his options, he agrees more with Romney than Obama.
Also, sort of but not really related, this quiz is pretty cool, if you haven’t seen it: http://www.isidewith.com/ Maybe you could use it as a conversation starter re: politics? My husband and I both took it, and it led to an interesting political discussion for us, and we’re fairly similar on the political spectrum. And it covers third party candidates. Yay!October 17, 2012 at 11:01 am #42734
I always think of myself as “moderate who leans left” but whenever I take these online quizzes, I’m told I’m as liberal as the day is long. So, I’m excited to take this one to see what it says because I don’t think I’m *quite* as liberal as other quizzes have told me.October 17, 2012 at 11:05 am #42736
You’ll definitely get better results if you look at the “choose another stance” options, FYIOctober 17, 2012 at 11:11 am #42737
Cool link Gillian! Thanks! I had the closest match with Jill Stein but in close 2nd Gary Johnson.
As far as the belief that voting third party is wasting your vote, that’s exactly the problem! It’s not a waste if that vote reflects your true beliefs, and if more people had the balls to vote with their true beliefs rather than just choosing Republican or Democrat because they think they have to, maybe we wouldn’t have such a corrupt “2 party system.” We could be a true democracy rather than the sad pathetic puppet government we have now where the true power lies in the hands of the millionaires and large corporations.October 17, 2012 at 11:36 am #42741
My boyfriend is a republican, and I am so, so not. When I found out, I did some soul searching and thought, what’s important to me? Women’s rights, gay rights, not killing the Earth, and some middle ground between “nobody has a gun” and “here’s your chick-fil-a with free assault rifle!” We line up with those. He just has different views on how to fix the economy than I do. This, I can live with.October 17, 2012 at 11:45 am #42742
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