Sunday, October 05, 2008

I met my brokah's husband last week. I asked him to explain Republican politics to me. We drank coffee and he told me.

I'm not sure I picked the correct person to do this for me. A face-to-face meeting between peers who respect one another meant we were polite and agreeable. Ideas were shared. Questions asked.

I can read all I want about Republican theory, strategy, and history. I wanted to hear about what it meant to him to be part of a political party.

I learned more about civil discourse than I did partisan politics.

I'll keep trying.

This is the l-o-n-g-e-s-t political season ever. I'm exhausted.

Seeking Understanding,


Quotidian Grace said...

Next time we get together, we will repair to a wine bar and have this conversation, St. Cass.

Civil discourse is a good thing, even if the discussion wasn't quite what you were looking for.

Your GOP pal,

1-4 Grace said...

Love the "squell!"
Hope he will put his sign down before heading to the polls though.
It is very serious here about no political advertisement, shirts, buttons, etc.
So, what if i get an Obama tattoo?
Anyhow, glad you at least ahd a good talk. My SIL makes no sense at all, claims Palin is a "real" person and will be good....and her reason for not liking Obama?
dont get me started.

KnittinPreacher said...

You get major points for trying and seeking - -most wouldn't have even tried.

Rev SS said...

Such and encouraging post. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who can't understand.

(p.s. love the picture, which I copied with hat tip and link to you)

Sue said...

I would love to be of some kind of assistance, but I don't even understand two-party politics. Really, I just don't get it. At. All.

Althea N. Agape said...

so, you're saying Obama supporters are a little squirrely?

(ducking and running)