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Would you dump someone because of their political beliefs?

  1. cooldad profile image59
    cooldadposted 6 years ago

    Would you dump someone because of their political beliefs?

    In another forum, someone posted that they dumped their significant other because he/she voted for George Bush.  Seriously?  Seems a bit shallow to me, but then again, I didn't know the people involved.  What are your thoughts?

  2. daskittlez69 profile image73
    daskittlez69posted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't.  Everyone has their own right to their own beliefs.  I would have debates with them, wondering why they think the way they do.  Besides you need a little flavor in life.  This would be a very dull world if everybody believed in the exact same thing.

  3. delmer47 profile image60
    delmer47posted 6 years ago

    I think relationships, when you look at them, are based upon common belief systems, similar interests, mutual attraction, etc. Everything doesn't HAVE to be the same, but there should be some common ground upon which to establish a relationship. In the example you named I think there might have been more to it than just the fact that he voted for George Bush. I am a liberal politically, but I'd have to say the majority of my friends, some of them close, are conservative politically. Just because they vote on the Republican side would be no reason at all to dump them as a friend. Same if I was dating them. I will say though if they showed racist, close minded viewpoints (regardless of what party affiliation they had) and after talking with them and still my viewpoint did not make them re-think what they thought, I might re-think hanging out with them, or dating them. That's the purpose of dating right? If you knew that was an issue for you, why continue the relationship? Maybe that was the situation in your example. Who knows? I'll be perfectly honest with you though...if I was dating someone and i found out later they liked Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin, I would break up with them. Their political philosophy is so opposite from what I believe that I know the relationship would not work.

  4. dahoglund profile image81
    dahoglundposted 6 years ago

    I agree it is shallow.   Some people even marry others with oppossing points of view.

  5. jcoop profile image58
    jcoopposted 6 years ago

    I like to think that I am open-minded enough to be able to be with someone of differing political affiliations.  However, problems do arise when you get into opposite ideologies (e.g. abortion, gay rights, welfare, death penalty, federally funded programs, etc.)  These go a lot deeper than just what box do you check when you vote.  But I am lucky enough to be with someone who is even more of a bleeding-heart liberal than I.

  6. rachellrobinson profile image80
    rachellrobinsonposted 6 years ago

    I think I might tease "Don't bother voting cause my vote will cancel out your vote"... but it would only be teasing. All jokes aside, my sister voted for Obama and as much as I dislike Obama I still love my sister, I think she might be a little misguided but I love her anyway.

  7. BWD316 profile image87
    BWD316posted 6 years ago

    it depends on how they back up their political beliefs, if you have sound logical reasons why you believe in one way and not the next then i probably find the person more interesting and be able to have real conversations.  However if they have no reasoning behind it and still feel strong about that belief that might lead to questions of character and i would have to reevaluate the situations