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My wife is one of the most non-political people I have ever met in my life. It makes for an interesting relationship as I talk politics and she roles her eyes and refers to me as a nerd. She votes, but beyond that she doesn't really get into any discussion of politics. However, with the emergence of Hillary Clinton she seems to have gained a new interest in the topic and is under the delusional belief that there is a snowballs chance in hell that Clinton could yet gain the Democratic nomination.

I was always under the impression that I had influenced her enough and educated her enough to vote in much the same way I do. Unfortunately, that influence seems to have been little more than a myth as I come to find out that she is one of these crazy folk that will not support the Democratic candidate if that candidate is not Hillary Clinton. She is going so far as to say that she will be supporting John McCain over Barack Obama.

If anyone knows of a support group or a good marriage counselor that I could call, let me know. Also, if you have any advice on dealing with this tense situation I could really use some at this point.
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5 responses to "And Here I Thought I Trained Her Well..."

  1. Anonymous On May 23, 2008 at 7:53 AM

    Ask her if she is ready to turn the Supreme Court over to the KKKristians. Ask her if she is willing to see Roe v Wade overturned and a woman's right to deal with her own healthcare now a government function. Ask her is she is willing to see the US in another war (Iran) that will actually kick off WWIII, the armegeddon the KKKristian right and Bush are looking for.

    I would hope she is reasonable enough to understand by not voting for the democratic candidate she is assisting in the destruction of our country.

     
  2. taxpaying liberal On May 23, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    I feel for you brother.

    The easiest thing to do is to cut her off. Just with hold sex until she comes to her senses. I’m sure McCain is not that appealing to her.

    When that fails.

    Show her the picture of McCain hugging Bush.

    Read her McCain’s address to the graduates at Liberty U.

    Point out that McCain thinks that the Iranians are helping Al Qaida. (He got that from Bachmann)

    Show her McCain’s press conference when he returned from Iraq and said the country was safe and used his stroll through the market as an example. (He was wearing a bullet proof vest guarded by 100 troops, 2 Bradley’s and 4 helicopters.) And she thought it was a hassle to get a couple of kids ready for a trip to the store.

    If she’s still not there point out that McCain thinks the market place is working well in providing health coverage.

    That NAFTA and CAFTA are just swell, that we are reducing terrorism by being in Iraq, that we shouldn’t be engaged in talks with Iran to prevent them from going nuclear and that he has Bush’s support 100%.

    If that fails point out that McCain has 1173 pages of medical documents since 2000. And his VP may very well be Joe Lieberman or Mike Huckabee.

    If that don’t work buy her Diamond earrings, write her a poem and take her to Appleby’s.

     
  3. Political Muse On May 23, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Thanks, TaxpayingLiberal, the wife and I got a good laugh out of that one. The problem with the rest of your advice is that you assume that she cares about all that stuff. Really, she just wants a woman President and if she can't have it she seems to be voting for McCain out of spite. :)

     
  4. taxpaying liberal On May 23, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Too bad muse.

    If she still feels this way in October while she’s wearing her diamond earrings and sleeping off the good meal, turn her in for a crime she must have committed at some point in her life as felons are not allowed to vote. It’s for the good of the country.

     
  5. Anonymous On May 23, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    I have a nephew who was concerned that he had not been able to convince his relatively apolitical girlfriend to vote democratic, I advised him to vote early and then take the girlfriend out for a day of fun, thus at least keeping her from voting republican. I hope your wife enjoys a great day out and away from the polls on election day.