Are These The Kinds Of Conversations You’re Having?
Forget arguing with right-wingers for a moment. That’s a constant. The really passionate debates are taking place among Democrats who are emotionally and tactically divided about which contender should win.
Just as Super Tuesday revealed a divide among the nation’s Democrats, many households are finding loyalties split as the capital region prepares to vote in Tuesday’s primaries.
Political experts measure the divide along gender, racial and ethnic lines. But a look at families shows the unbounded complexities of individual political identity. Within homes, lines have been drawn, sides picked. Paul Robinson, 37, a black man, chose the white female candidate. His wife, who also is black, chose the African American male candidate.
Political passions also divide generations.
Michele Chapman, 52, drove up to her house in Alexandria a few days ago and found two signs planted on her lawn: one for Clinton, whom she supports, the other for Obama, whom her son backs.
“I wish I smoked at that time, so I could get a lighter out” to burn the Obama sign, Chapman joked. The house is next to a traffic light, she said, so most people who stop see the signs. “They are sitting there saying, ‘These people are confused.’ ”
No, we’re not confused, for we know one thing. Whether it’s Hillary or Barack in the fall, we will make history. And not the kind America has made for the last eight years. In fact, not the kind America has made for the last 232 years.Click here for reuse options!
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