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Conservatives. Liberals. Dating.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/28/2008 at 01:18 PM
    1. She lost me at –

      My buddy Skye, who blogs at MidnightBlue and Flopping Aces is a charming, cultured, conservative Democrat..

      A conservative Democrat! WTF?

      Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2008 04 28 at 01:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Pfft.  Dating is nothing.  The real fireworks begin when they get married!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 28 at 03:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve said this before but it’s so fun I’ll do it again.

      I think the difference between conservative guys and liberal ones is that a conservative can easily date and screw a liberal woman, tuning out the liberal dogma she espouses.  When he gets tired of it and wants to go out with a bang, he plays Radical
      Rodeo.  Tell the broad a minute before he climaxes that he voted for George Bush, the greatest President ever.  And see if he can hold on while she bucks him off.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 28 at 03:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dating or miscegenating?

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 04 28 at 06:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Re. the lady who said that a liberal could prove that he was a real man by voting McCain for her – I once voted for the Greens because I was very keen on a young lady who was passionately Green.  I was a student, so felt that as I contributed zero to society I should not have been allowed to vote in the first place, but have always felt fairly guilty about it.
      Never got me anywhere (so sadly unable to try wronwright’s Rodeo) so the vote was even more wasted than a vote for the Greens normally is.

      Posted by Bohemond on 2008 04 28 at 06:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Being currently surrounded by college guys, and having a critical and noncommittal eye as to the dating prospects thereof, I have to agree with what the ladies in the article said. The conservative guys are more fun than the liberals; I don’t want to bag a table with someone and then have them harass me about gun control, especially not if I’m wearing my USMC t-shirt that day.

      And witness this blog versus DailyKos (where I lurk, in a “spirit of hysterical masochism” as Florence King once said); here, I see jokes, poetry, and two presumably-grown men making jokes about Sumerian mead and a worldwide conspiracy run by a guy named Paco. What’s not to love?

      Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2008 04 28 at 06:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3, Wronwright, that game is really called Oh!  Shit!  As when the guy says, “I only pretended to put a condom on.”

      But I take your point.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 28 at 07:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. MDFD was seeing a chap for a while.
      She was quietly convincing herself that some of his annoying habits could be tolerated as he was good company and she would like someone to do things with, like go to the movies and look around the botanical gardens and try out restaurants.
      She was listing the annoying habits as they were sitting in a restaurant one night, she was thinking, well, I can tolerate his not opening doors for me. I can tolerate his lame jokes. I can tolerate his… OH MY GOD, HE JUST LICKED HIS KNIFE!That was the end of that.There’s a limit to tolerance.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 28 at 08:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. wronwright—Speaking of getting laid, I left you some more pics down in the New Dems thread.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 04 28 at 08:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. Personally I think it’s silly to stereotype people according to their views. As a uni student, most of the nice young men I know have left-leaning views (if any political views at all) simply because it’s the environment they’re in.

      Posted by Apple77 on 2008 04 28 at 08:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9 The best laid plans often go astray.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 28 at 09:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hm. The only time you should lick your knife is 1) when you’ve just pulled it from the throat of your enemy, and 2) you’re an orc.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 04 28 at 10:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim,
      This was a real memory lane LoL for me.
      Virtually everything the lovely,intelligent discerning and conservative (they are)women profiled here want in a psrtner are the same things their mid-1980’s mothers looked for.

      Posted by mikdaley on 2008 04 28 at 10:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. #10 Personally I think it’s silly to stereotype people according to their views.

      It isn’t stereotyping. In the case of Lefties/Liberals, it is pointing out their inability to critically think, and immaturity.

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 04 29 at 01:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. #10 it’s not stereotyping, it’s “profiling”.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 04 29 at 06:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was pretty clueless when it came to dating when I was young. But then again, I was a lefty at the time. And young…

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 04 29 at 07:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. #12 Andrea –

      Hm. The only time you should lick your knife is 1) when you’ve just pulled it from the throat of your enemy …

      Karl!  Andrea’s scaring me again!  And now she’s showing me her Bowie knife and licking it!

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 29 at 08:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. #2

      Well, I did it.  Fortunately my wife is a reasonable liberal.  In fact, she is more conservative than she even realizes.  A product of being raised by hippies.  Give me time.

      Posted by the wolf on 2008 04 29 at 09:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18, wolf, Mr. H was a reasonable liberal when I married him (but at the time, so was I).  However, he’s getting more unreasonable as he ages.  Beware.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 29 at 12:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Before she became Mrs Apparatchik, my wife was a Greenie Democrat sort of girl.  You know, big government, environment, let’s give money to poor people – the usual crap.

      But with a bit of patience, a couple of Ayn Rand novels as gifts, a copy of Free to Choose casually left on the living room table and a subscription to Sporting Shooter, conversions to the Dark Side are possible.

      But the piece de resistance is having kids.  Any belief about the inherent goodness of humanity, the willingness to give for the sake of others and the possibility of Democratic Socialism flies out the window when your two daughters are fighting tooth-and-nail over a Barbie doll.

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2008 05 01 at 02:54 AM • permalink

 

  1. But the piece de resistance is having kids.

    I agree with that. For one thing, it’s hard to maintain the rage against “evil” McDonald’s restaurants when you figure out they’ve got clean safe toilets; all-weather playgrounds; and food that kids will actually eat.

    Posted by daddy dave on 2008 05 01 at 05:52 AM • permalink