Can you let it go? Let the other person have his or her opinion? Shrug it off? Talk politics without raising your voice or casting aspersions or calling names?
I don't talk politics at the store. Occasionally, by hints and by both of us carefully feeling our way, I'll realize that I have a compadre in the store and we'll relax and commiserate. No harm done.
Often, I'll go ahead and declare. "I'm a liberal democrat..." just as a warning that we're wandering into dangerous territory.
It's all right. You can disagree. Please let me disagree.
The world won't end, the country won't go up in flames -- it probably isn't the "worst" or the "best" and we'll just muddle through as usual.
Seriously, we're all Americans -- even us pinkie, commie, socialist bleeding heard liberals.
(Actually, I think I'm a pragmatic liberal.)
4 days ago