I dating a republican
Danielle is a conservative political consultant who aides organizations in communicating their big ideas and empowering leaders.She works with a multitude of organizations, most notably including the American Conservation Coalition, OUTSET Network, and Future Female Leaders.Or the time we were cuddled up on the bed watching “Lost” and starting talking about who was president in 1977 (Carter). ” I asked, but of course: He was the creator of the New Deal.That kicked off a conversation about Reagan, one of his favorites, which led to my championing FDR, which led to him grumpily rolling off the bed and heading outside. We were polar opposites on the topic of federal programs, but I couldn’t resist pushing him on it.But there is a fine line between spirited debate and an all-out brawl, and sometimes we barreled over it.Like the time he asked me if I had ever been a member of the ACLU.
Maybe I’m attracted to strong men with stronger opinions. That night, I did not hide my political leanings from Nick. Not long ago, I posted an Obama Facebook picture, and he immediately responded with a post from the RNC.“We’re not that different,” I told him on one of our first dates, which he liked to remind me of every time I accuse him of being stubborn. And the challenges he offers to my own perspective have been a breath of fresh air for me, too. And yet, here I was dating a bona fide gun expert, a former Specialist in the army who trained recruits on proper gun handling and safety.I recoiled when he showed me his two expensive assault rifles. I was nervous at first, but Nick was so thorough and careful and loving with that gun. At the bar, Nick and his friends would engage me in ethical and political discussions during late-night games of darts, and his crew quickly nicknamed me “Libby.” (I’m not even sure they know my real name anymore.) Nick was one of the least conservative of the bunch; he believed gay marriage was none of our business and didn’t pretend he understood the complexities of women’s healthcare.I’ve always enjoyed a political season, but I’ll be so glad when this one is over.
Outside of the voting booths, Nick and I actually have a lot in common. We’re both opinionated and like intellectual challenges.I’ve been on a few dates with a woman I really enjoy spending time with. Let’s try to put additional thought into whether or not this is a deal breaker.