Democrat dating republican
My husband and I make each other laugh and that’s what has gotten us through those tough moments in life, not our political beliefs.
SPRING CITY, Sanpete County — The Andersons' life resembles the 1960s sitcom Green Acres.
I would prefer not to talk about it, but he loves to debate.
It gives me daily anxiety to try and formulate my side of the argument before it happens, and I breathe a slight sigh of relief if it doesn’t end up being a topic of conversation.
I was playing hockey in my league and, after my game, I went to have a have a beer and watch the results come in on TV. I went inside, got in bed, kissed her and whispered in her ear, “Can you say, ‘landslide’? She jumped out of the car, snatched them all up, got back in the car and hit the button to close the garage door. But political discussions drive us to explain where we come from.
Then she saw the 4x8-foot sign slowly emerge, taped to the garage door. But we both still have posters in our apartments of our respective candidates. Think of it as a way for you to define & defend your own beliefs.
When we met, she was doing an internship at the George W. For once we came down on the same side, both of us appalled at the fact that someone so incompetent for the job could actually get elected. For one of our first dates, he took me to a gun range and taught me how to shoot.
Bush White House doing mailers and the like, and I worked through law school on the ‘08 Obama campaign on his blog. Now we worry about the same issues, shake our heads in unison as we listen to the next outrageous appointment and read the next offensive tweet. I’ve taught him a lot about gun deaths in this country compared to other countries and about how much guns are tied to suicide. One of the first things that attracted us to each other was our opposing views on life.
He’s learned a lot about the reasons people want to regulate them — at least as much as we regulate cars for goodness sake! There is a perspective on the world that each of us would not otherwise know if we weren’t married to each other.
In a nutshell, he tunes in to Fox News and sides with my 78-year-old father.
I tune into Democracy Now and have more in common with millennial progressive views.
Maryann Meador has been with her husband, Robert, for 23 years.
“If I really spent a lot of time thinking about my husband’s beliefs, I might hate him.