“You aren’t REALLY a democrat.”

There it is. Don’t say that. Ever. Under ANY circumstances.

  1. It makes you sound ignorant
  2. It’s insulting
  3. It implies that someone is lying

None of these are good.

I cannot COUNT the times I have had this said to me. Fortunately, I have thick skin, but that doesn’t make it any less rude.

I’ve also had it said to me this way:
“You aren’t really a democrat… you are just trying to be different.”

This implies that because my family is made up of  Conservative/Republicans that I am strictly choosing to vote for important issues affecting our country based on my desire to be different than my family? This ALSO {and probably more offensively} implies that I am trying to break some mold that my family has set in place? Well, let us examine a few facts.

  1. I don’t weigh my {immediate} families political beliefs when assessing my own. (or anyone’s)
  2. I LOVE the way I was raised! I am so grateful for my parents and sisters. I am thankful for my humble, simple, upbringing. I am so thankful for the values and morals that were instilled in me throughout my childhood. I would NEVER want to “break that mold”.
  3. I vote BASED on many of the aspects of my upbringing. Votes are cast {or should be cast} based on personal beliefs. These personal beliefs come from memories, childhood, experiences, etc. That IS how I vote! The fact that my parents raised me in church, allowed me to have a mind of own, taught me responsibility and independence– these are factors that I use to determine which way I will vote.

There is such a think as a Christian Democrat. I know this for fact. Because I am one.

Maybe next time you find out {or snoop} and discover someone is a democrat, just say nothing at all. Telling them they are not REALLY a democrat is rude. You should know that…but so many don’t.



For now,