Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Damn politics

Okay, I totally get that the current political situation in Canada is a pretty big one and that the outcome is going to be pretty big. The boys are not just going to pack up their hockey sticks and head home from the rink.

What I don't understand is why no one seems capable of having a rational, calm, normal, point-counterpoint conversation with me about this. I'm a Liberal. I voted Liberal in the election. I was a little happy Dion lost by so much because he's not my first choice as party leader and this loss meant a new leader. While I'd rather not see Harper in power, I'm still not sure how I feel about this coalition. But this is all beside the point; anyone I know who is/was/might be Conservative seems to think that I'm either a socialist or because I was so stupid to vote for/support Dion that I can be easily swayed to the Conservative side now. And the second I bring up anything even remotely political I get yelled at or insulted for having a differing opinion.

Honestly. I'm all for different opinions. I welcome them! Let's discuss! I'll listen to you...but why the hell is it so hard for you to listen to me?

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