March 28, 2007

Don't Cross That Line

I had a delightful suprise last evening. A phone call from a very good friend. With my schedule what it is, we haven't had much of a chance to chat , and well...given what happened last week I didn't stop to see her while I was there.

Anyway, this is the friend that is polar opposite of me politically. POLAR. Usually I avoid discussing politics with her at all costs. I'm NOT going to ruin a friendship because she stands on the Left of things and I stand on the Right.

Last night there was no swaying her. She went in with both guns blaring. I bit my tongue as long as I could, but finally I just couldn't do it. So it started.

But to my surprise it stayed civil. I know she was fuming. Hell, I was. It was close, but we didn't explode.

During one point of the conversation she started listing the reasons she dislikes our President so much. (putting it very mildly) I let her have her say. Then I TOOK my turn. That was when I realized we had something in common. Her reaction to President Bush? Mirrors my feelings for all thing Clinton exactly. Mine is just doubled cause I don't like (understatement of the century) either of the Clintons.

We talked it out - knowing we would never sway the other's opinion. I found it interesting to hear things laid out in a civil manner rather than the normal foaming-of-the-mouth, ranting and screaming that usually comes from that direction. I don't agree. But it was an interesting conversation none the less.

What we both agreed on was the polarization of the nation. It's horrible and disheartening. More than that it's scary as hell.

But I made it clear, if I found out she was a part of or supporter in ANY of the protests that are occuring targeting our troops.....I'm done. Period. THAT is where I draw the line. We all have a right to our opinions, right or wrong. It's what makes this country what it is. HOWEVER, mess with our Military or our Vets and I'm goin' in with everything I have to stop you. End of discussion.

We all have boundaries. We all have limits. THAT is mine.

Posted by Tammi at March 28, 2007 05:42 AM | TrackBack

I cannot tell you how many times lately that I have had to say, "NO, we are NOT going to have this conversation!" to various people- to the point I will walk away rather than get in a pointless argument. But it's getting harder...

Posted by: Raging Mom at March 28, 2007 12:23 PM

Right. On.

Posted by: Wes at March 28, 2007 10:04 PM
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