Do One's Politics Influence Their Progeny?

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Discus: Parents Forum: 2004 Archive - Part 2: Do One's Politics Influence Their Progeny?
By Kissy (Kissy) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 10:35 am: Edit

Some of the posts on the Ridge thread got me wondering. There are the well-known political dynasties ala Kennedy and Bush which seem to reproduce offspring whose political ideologies are aligned with those of their families. Then, there are others (Rockefellers come to mind) in which the family members, while politically active, represent more diversity in their political persuasion. What would your political family tree look like?


My Mother= M-C / My Father=staunch C

Child #1- Ultra L
Child #2- Ultra C
Child #3(me)- C-M m.H C-M
Child#4- C
Child#5- M-L

My kids are C-M in varying degrees.

By Emeraldkity4 (Emeraldkity4) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 11:32 am: Edit

My parents were moderate liberal
my husbands parents the same( however they don't vote!)
my siblings
both C, me ultra L to Md
my husbands siblings one C one L,
My siblings kids( the ones that are 18)
from my sisters family C
from my brothers family L
my daughter ultra L
I have no idea what my husbands niece is but her almost live in boyfriend is Mormon
my husband is actually more liberal than I am, I have even voted for Republicans depending on issue

By Chinaman (Chinaman) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 11:39 am: Edit

My parents did not vote as china has no precedent to vote. Depending on issues I am L M C. But mostely moderate. My wife is MC. Both kids are conservatives.

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 01:26 pm: Edit

Parents: both staunch conservatives. Grandparents: ditto.

Older sis: Social Chair of Young Republicans
me: Moderate/conservative now, basically libertarian, quite a liberal in my youth.

By Clipper (Clipper) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 04:44 pm: Edit

Aries - you and my d would make a good pair - Libertarian and desires to be a lawyer!

I think the rest of us are moderate conservatives.

BTW - I was talking to my sister who is also m-c and her oldest son was liberal while he was in college and she just told me now that he has been working for a year he has switched parties! LOL

By Everet (Everet) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 05:04 pm: Edit

My dad is conservative
My mom is moderate but usually tends to vote with my dad.
I'm liberal

By Demingy (Demingy) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit

My parents are self proclaimed liberal to libertarian (depending on their mood) but really they have communist ideals (no joke).

I'm socially liberal (but not "ultra") and fiscally moderate conservative.

I can't say that my politics were influenced by my parents, I hardly knew anything about politics when I was growing up. They were influenced by my best friend though--she has a degree in international relations and has decided that she wants to work on campaigns instead. She has been a fountain of knowledge for me.

By Cheers (Cheers) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit

H and I and two sons are L. We currently reside in a socialist country which has been an interesting lesson.

My father was an outspoken L in the 1960's but is now a foaming C. Sigh. We think his mind has been poisoned by listening to Rush. Seriously. And his sisters and brothers think his mother (L to the 3rd power) is going to give him the business when she catches up with him in the afterlife.

My mother voted for Eugene McCarthy--but turned into a MC as she aged. Sites the Churchill quote:

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."

However, Cheney and Rummy made her regret her last republican vote so she's going with Kerry this time.

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 08:34 pm: Edit

Clipper - LOL! Sounds great. :) Seriously, drop an email (or have her do it) if she wants to chat.

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