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As a republican/democrat, do u have a best friend who represents the OTHER party?

How has that worked out for your friendship? Is it just agreed that friends come before politics? Just curious...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • My best friend is the opposite party. We really try to respect each other when we are talking to one another about politics, but over all we just try not to discuss it. It is not worth losing a friend over. Especially one as good as her.
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 10:41 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Absolutely! We have been friends for 40 years. Since were babies.

    Love, respect and friendship transcends my political stance, And I am fiercely political.
    I was taught under Rick Warren at Saddleback Church that people come before programs, and that we truly can walk hand in hand with out having to see eye to eye. And we can disagree with out being disagreeable.

    PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS COME FIRST.

    Great question.
    SFerber

    Answer by SFerber at 10:49 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • My best friend is registered republican. I'm registered democrat.

    Politics have NEVER come between our friendship and never will.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:54 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Agree to disagree
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 10:55 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Not a best friend but many friends with differing beliefs. It's simple, we respect each others opinions and can agree to disagree on some issues.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 11:40 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Most of my friends are of the opposite camp on many issues. Including candidates they vote for. So I typically do not discuss politics. Not because I wouldn't want to but because there are a few friends who are pretty rigid with their thinking - I wouldn't be friends anymore if I offered thoughts or opinions. So I just know my friends and respect their personal limits. Now some friends we go all out and have so really in depth discussions.

    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 11:43 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I have 2 of my best friends who are on the opposite side of the isle than I. It makes for spirited discussions but we all know when to say when. we also respect the other persons views though we do not agree. It has helped me to make informed decissions in all actuality.
    We are best friends before any political affiliation..
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 12:01 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • My mother is the opposite party and I've learned to not discuss politics with her. I love her but she will always insist that she is independent but she is definitely Republican.
    micrespo

    Answer by micrespo at 12:27 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Sure. My best friend, my husband, my mother, father, stepfather, and grandparents all represent the opposite party. It doesn't cause any problems in any of my relationships.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 12:35 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • My best friend (along with my whole family) are democrats. We agree to disagree. Does not affect our relationships.
    bonn777

    Answer by bonn777 at 12:40 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

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