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Ask MISSter Simms – Politics in the Bedroom

Living together in perfect harmony? I don’t think so…

Dear MISSter Simms,

About a month ago I met the guy of my dreams.  He’s cute, hilarious, very sweet, and has a great job working at a law firm.  The only problem is is that he’s a tried and true Republican, while I’m a very left leaning Democrat.

We managed to sidestep that little issue for a while, but things came to a head the other night while we were at my place about to eat dinner.  He had the nerve to start watching Fox News (it pains me to write Fox and news together), and a debate broke out in the living room.  I got so  frustrated that I started crying!  He quickly tried to console me, of course, but the damage had been done.  Is it possible for us to work out despite our extremely different political and social views?

Liberal Lefty

Dear LL,

In an age where Democrats and Republicans can’t seem to agree on anything ever, I applaud you for having big enough ovaries to reach across the proverbial aisle to try to start a relationship.  Is it possible for this relationship to work?  Does the Pope poop in the woods?   That’s a rhetorical question, of course…I think you already know the answer.

But since I’m supposed to be using this column to dispense with advice and not regurgitate Grand Theft Auto quotes…

I see this relationship possibly failing for a number of reasons.  One, he’s already made you cry…and you just started dating.  People usually reserve that stuff for later in the relationship.  Two, he is a Republican who watches Fox News.  While I admit that there are some sensible Republicans somewhere…out there…hiding in the dark corners of America, the Fox News watching ones aren’t them.  Three, I think his conservative ways will never gel with your liberal ways, and you’ll grow to hate each other over time…but not the obvious kind of hate.  More like the under the surface, seething rage type, which is even more dangerous.  Why would you want to be in a relationship like that?  More rhetorical questions for you to chew on.

Personally I think you should find yourself someone who isn’t out to gut every useful social program known to man or take away women’s reproductive rights.

Need relationship advice?  Send your questions over to ronsimmsjr at gmail dot com.


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