My husband and I don't agree on politics

@NJChicaa (42443)
United States
November 7, 2017 4:13pm CST
He and I never wind up voting for the same candidates. He doesn't support Democrats as he is against most social programs and thinks that public workers have too many benefits. . . despite the fact that he is married to a public worker. He doesn't support Republicans because, well, their nominees are generally awful and he doesn't support their campaign promises in general. Sooooo, he always winds up voting for a 3rd party candidate which, to me, is a wasted vote. I was upset today to discover that the candidate for governor that he is voting for is pro-life. That is a big issue for me as a woman, a science advocate, and a person who believes that medical and health issues are none of the government's business. I am disappointed that he is voting for that guy. What IS interesting in the NJ governor's election today is that even the Republican nominee is pro-choice. I've never seen THAT before.
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@maezee (32587)
• United States
7 Nov
Goodness. That would be incredibly frustrating!
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
7 Nov
I guess I should just be happy he isn't voting Republican.
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@shivamani10 (11228)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Nov
No doubt it is frustrating. What the candidate is for medical and health appears to be correct. In a democracy, these are not the business of Government. They usually depend on the policy of a party running the Government.
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
7 Nov
The government has no business legislating about abortion.
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@kobesbuddy (49609)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Nov
@NJChicaa Abortion is a moral concern, it is NOT a political issue. The government shouldn't have their nose in that, ever!
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
7 Nov
@kobesbuddy How can MEN first of all be making decisions about women's bodies? Secondly, they are using a book of stories written by various people written thousands of years ago that a fraction of the people in the world believe in. Totally not legitimate.
@jobelbojel (7347)
• Philippines
7 Nov
Would be normal for a family who does not support one candidate or party.
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@kobesbuddy (49609)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Nov
We seldom talk about politics, because my husband can talk me under a rug. So, I don't say much about who I vote for, but as you said, the 3rd party is a wasted vote! My dog Kobe could pull more votes, than their candidate:( I sway Democratic, because the Republicans take care of the wealthy, at the expense of the middle class:(
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
7 Nov
I agree about the GOP taking care of the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. That is why it always so funny to me when I see people in the red states supporting Trump and Republicans. They have the highest rate of welfare, food stamps, federal assistance, unemployment, etc. Do they really think he is worried about them? I went to vote today and I saw an electrician's truck pull up with a Trump sticker on it. "Family owned and run"! Yeah buddy. Trump is not going to help you one bit. It took everything I had not to say anything to him.
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@kobesbuddy (49609)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Nov
@NJChicaa Trump is wealthy, making more money is his top priority, second priority, helping his wealthy friends get wealthier. While our taxes skyrocket, to make sure this happens.
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
7 Nov
@kobesbuddy He is a national nightmare. The most ignorant person ever to be elected President yet so many red state citizens whole-heartedly support him. We also have some here in NJ but not many. My parents have been brain-washed by FOX News and are pro-Trump. It is shockingly-scary. My mother unfriended me on Facebook because she didn't like an anti-Trump meme that I posted. Seriously.
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@KristenH (24369)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
7 Nov
Hmm. I guess you can say you're at odds.
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
7 Nov
definitely!
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@KristenH (24369)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
8 Nov
@NJChicaa May the best person win. I'm rooting for you.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Nov
Luckily, my girlfriend and I are both liberal athiest. We get along well because of this.
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
8 Nov
Yeah my husband and I don't really agree on politics at all. As far as religion goes, I wouldn't say he is athiest but he certainly doesn't actively practice any form of whatever Protestant/Catholic whatever his family is.
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@patgalca (14480)
• Orangeville, Ontario
8 Nov
Having been together for 25 years I am still learning some of my husband's beliefs. I think mainly because he is not much of a conversationalist when it comes to me. He does get annoyed if I don't vote the same way he does because he says we are just cancelling out each other's votes. There is a reason women were given the right to vote. We have a right to our own views and opinions.
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@NJChicaa (42443)
• United States
8 Nov
Agreed
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