Thursday, June 26, 2008

yes no maybe so?

Question of the day?

Say you are a Democrat. Would you be terribly upset and disappointed if your children grew up and became Republicans? Or, vice versa?

How would this make you feel? Would you feel as though you failed as a parent?


PS. ETA-

One parent of mine is a Republican and the other is a Democrat. I'm somewhere in the middle. I've voted both ways, depending on the person, not the party. I'm asking, because of a conversation I just had with a friend who feels very strongly towards one party.

15 comments:

Janssen said...

I don't really care what side of the political spectrum my kids end up on as long as they are reasonable and understand that neither side is correct all of the time. It makes me crazy when people are so attached to their labels that they start defending things that shouldn't be defended or making ridiculous cases out of nothing.

La Petite Belle said...

No, not at all. My parents are both republican and even though I am a registered republican (who then changed her affiliation to democrat so she would vote for Obama in the primaries) I want my children to think for themselves, and not be afraid to express their thoughts and whatever they believe in.

lspoon said...

My whole family is Republican and I...well I'm not Republican. I've been told to keep my political views to myself. And I think it's hysterical :)

Dolce said...

My parents are republican, I am a democrat. My parents are proud of me because I grew up to be an independant thinker.

La Petite Chic said...

I think I would just be happy that they cared enough to register! I worked on the Hill right after college, so obviously politics are very important to me, but I think what's most important is raising a child who is involved with either side. Though I hope they'll go left of middle like me :)

L Sass said...

I think it would be pretty eerie, because my ENTIRE family is made up of Democrats! But, it happens all the time!

Laurie said...

That's an interesting one - and I say it only matters if you are into politics. My sisters are both married to Republicans (and we're all Dems!) but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

At least not to them - but my Dad and I like to pick fights with them about issues!

Jen said...

I honestly dont care about politics, so it wouldnt matter to me.

GMan said...

I am technically an independent but regulary side with democrats. But I wouldn't care which way my kid would vote. I would just be happy that my child grew up to have a mind of her own and figure out what makes her tick.

Lauren said...

My parents are republican and i'm very much so a democrat. My dad is cool with it, knowing who I am and what I stand for.

I know i'm going to raise my children thinking liberally. We'll see how they turn out after that. I don't thin i'd be disappointed, i'd want them to make their own decisions, but i definitely think it'll be fun dinner conversations.

Sarah said...

I would try not to be disappointed if my children decided to vote Republican! But like they say, if you are 20 and a conservative, you have no heart. If you are 40 and a liberal, you have no brain... so maybe I'll feel differently when I'm older. Either way, I would just hope that they take the time to educate themselves about the people they are voting for.

LJ said...

I don't think so... I would just want to see them care enough to have an opinion and exercise their right to vote.

Katelin said...

i don't think i'd really care. i have some views that are the same as my parents and others that are polar opposites.

Ohmygoshi said...

I would be disowned.

kidding. my whole family is republican, but my mom, brother, and I all stand somewhere in the middle. My mom likes to call herself a Liberal Republican. My Uncle on the other hand, let's just say if I vote Democrat this year, I won't be telling him...

Crazy Daisy said...

I hope my children (to be) would become able to think for themselves and research the best candidate. Even for myself, I'm never happy 100% with one person, but instead have to weigh out the pros and cons of each, and investigate their track record.