Originally Posted by jcat
this time about Iraq. We've basically agreed to disagree over the past 24 years, but today it was funny/ironic. He's Hungarian/German, and I'm American, but today he accused me of being "anti-American", because I once again criticized Bush while we were discussing the current situation in Iraq. My husband and mother-in-law were in hysterics. My in-laws have always been great, and my father-in-law has always "excused" my "liberal" or "feminist" views because of my upbringing in the U.S.. We constantly get into arguments about politics, pets and religion. After we laughed about fighting every holiday, we got into a serious discussion about the future. He's pretty fit, although he'll be 80 on April 26th.
Sounds very familiar Jcat. My father, who will be 80 in June is a staunch republican and we have always since I was a teen gotten into political arguments. I'm his "socialist" daughter, I say thank you. I think our parents generation are from a generation that did/does not question as much. Even when they went to the doctor it was "YES, DOCTOR", because Dr. was God. My father and I are much better now, we can argue, but not fight, and even laugh...guess it's time and age. My grandmother, who was Czech or Hungarian, depending on what time in history you want to use, was a democrat But her philosophy was "My country (USA) right or wrong. Maybe it had something to do with the oppression she faced and no matter what the USA did, it was better then the old country.
My dad is improving though. Recently he asked me to write a letter to Howard Dean, he believed (my dad) had worked with Howard Dean's father years ago. He was impressed, I tell you when Howard Dean wrote me back personally to confirm this. He wrote back in less than a week. My dad said if he had won the nomination he would have voted for him (he really liked his dad). This from a man who's favorite Prez is NIXON. Keep up your good work Jcat. Like I always say, it's tough raising your parents!