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Today’s Debate // 8

Now, you know I never get political here on the ol’ blog, but I felt it appropriate today to skim the surface just a bit! I hope all of you are exercising your voting rights this coming week — I sent my trusty absentee in a while ago and it felt good. But I have to say, I never, ever tell anyone who I vote for. I was pondering that the other day and I thought it would be a great debate! So….

Welcome to Today’s Debate, where we weigh in on the sublime, the ridiculous, and everything in between! When it comes to voting, do you share your opinions? Or do you keep it on the downlow?

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Now, before we get too far into this debate, let’s be clear: I’m not asking you to tell me who you’re voting for. For heaven’s sake, I don’t want to know that! That’s like asking how much you weigh, and my dears, I’m far too smart for that business. I’m just curious — do you feel comfortable sharing the information with the people around you?

I find myself surrounded by bunches of highly opinionated people. People who, whichever side of the political debate they’re on, for some reason assume I’m on the same side. And truth be told, it’s a little uncomfortable. So whether I agree or disagree, I almost always keep entirely mum about my political opinions or voting choices, because I’m really not a fan of talking politics.

I do, however, have a certain level of respect for those folks who put their choices out there with no fear of judgement or controversy. I think there’s something kind of brave about that, and it certainly takes someone who’s ready to defend her beliefs. So where do you stand? On the downlow, or loud and proud? xoxo

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10 thoughts on “Today’s Debate // 8

  1. Yep. I say it, although I try to ALWAYS gauge the temperature of the political waters of the person/people I’m in the company of. I am proud of my beliefs and my views, but I am also respectful of the right of others to disagree with me.

    P.S. I voted for Barry. And YES on Prop 30.

  2. I am loud and proud. Typically, I would be telling you where I stand and why right now…but since you asked nicely, I won’t. I love a good POLITE debate. 🙂

  3. i keep it on the DL for sure. i have lots of really liberal friends & lots of really conservative friends so pretty much no matter what i say, i’ll piss someone off. i tend to dislike people who are loud & proud about it — not because i might disagree (or not), but because those people seem to be the ones who bully others. it’s like, if you don’t agree with them, you are WRONG, and there’s no other way of seeing it. “political debates” are usually nothing more than one-sided diatribes and it drives me nuts. 🙂

    1. I tend to get really tongue-tied around opinionated people. So even if they let me have a say, I usually come up empty and just get frustrated that I can’t articulate myself! So I find that it’s better for me to just let everyone else do the talking!

  4. DL for sure. I’ve been tempted a couple of times, just because of how much I disagree with the people around me, however I remind myself that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Besides, why talk about something so controversial when we can spend our time talking about Christmas Music playlist?!

    (: Stef

  5. I’m with you on this one Chelsea. My friends all assume I vote the way they do and I’m totally fine letting them think that! I find that people can be very judgmental when it comes to political views. I’m always amazed at the harsh things my friends say when they think people with the opposite views aren’t around- yikes! I also get all tongue-tied when it comes to expressing my views, so I think it’s better if I keep them to myself.

    Today’s debate is very insightful… I kinda thought I was the only person who didn’t divulge when it comes to politics!

  6. I keep it on the down-low. I’d rather not have people jump down my throat, which would happen no matter what I say.

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