Is Your Household Politically Divided? (VIDEO)

Moms Matter 2012Imagine driving past a house each day and seeing gigantic signs for Mitt Romney AND Barack Obama plastered across the fence.

That's the reality for one suburban Nashville family: One spouse is a diehard Democrat, the other is a staunch Republican. We spent an afternoon with them recently -- you've got to see the hilarious and thought-provoking results for yourself. Check out our Moms Matter video after the jump -- then tell us in the comments if YOU live in a house divided! Could you?

Can you believe it?

As you can imagine, the Gilds are the talk of their neighborhood when election time rolls around -- and their excitement about politics seems to have rubbed off on their neighbors. There are far more campaign signs on the Gilds' street than you'd see in the average neighborhood.

Whether or not you and your spouse agree politically, I think there's a lesson to be learned here for any parent. Politics and national issues are a regular topic of discussion in the Gild house, and it has had a noticeable impact on the Gilds' children. All three boys have a much clearer understanding of the world around them than most kids their age. This is a good reminder to me to make age appropriate current events a regular topic at the dinner table each night. Our kids are always listening -- at least until they become teenagers!

So ... what do you think of the Gilds? Can you believe they've managed to make their marriage work? Do you and your spouse differ politically?


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Rhond... RhondaVeggie

We do differ a bit politically but not that much. I would never have dated someone moronic enough to vote for Romney, let alone married him.

kelti... kelticmom

Rhonda, why must every comment you make on ANY topic be so condescending and rude? You can state your opinion without insulting anyone who dares to disagree with you, can't you?

nonmember avatar Sarah.S.

I have quickly come to realize that Rhonda is one of those people who hates themselves so much they do everything in their power to drag the rest of society into their pit of hate filled doom.

While I doubt that anyone would be masochistic enough to date her, let alone marry and spawn with her, I have been unpleasantly surprised like this before.

I have taken to dramatically rolling my eyes whenever I see her post and it does help to relieve the boredom the results from reading her banal opinions.

Procr... Procrastamom

My husband and I are a little different politically.  He is more Conservative than I am, although in Canada, that basically means that you're still left of Barrack Obama.  I tend to vote NDP (new democrats) and he'll usually vote Conservative. Procrastadad though, has a habit of playing devil's advocate on almost every issue.  He'll argue from the other side's point, which drives me a little bit batty.  It's a good job he's the best husband in the world and that we've been married for 21 years....otherwise I might have to trade him in ;-)

kelti... kelticmom

My husband and I couldn't be more different: Him, pretty conservative. Me: Independent, leans a little more left. Him: Active Duty Army, EOD specialist. Me: Pacifist. Him: Southern Baptist. Me: Not really religious. Him: LSU fan. Me: Bama fan. And it goes on and on. But we both respect each others views and beliefs, and while we have the occasional blow up, we make it a point to never go to bed angry at each other. Life is certainly never dull at our home, especially during football season!

nonmember avatar Zuri

There is no true "political divide" in my house, but there is in my family. Four people in my family have expressed right-wing views before (that I know of), and two of them can't vote. So of COURSE no one going to listen to fifteen-and-twelve-year-old FOX News parrots. Really, there are only two people w/ conservative views in my family that anyone bothers debating.

GlowW... GlowWorm889

I'm not now, but I was growing up! My family is staunchly conservative and extremely right-wing. They are still ashamed, to this day, of having raised a Democrat (me) and can't believe I'm so "moronically liberal." Even though I'm not really a Democrat, I'm more of a moderate. It just seems that way because they are SO conservative. It makes holiday dinners really tense in election years. XD

wamom223 wamom223

We typically agree on canditates but often disagree on issues.  Personally, I love it when we have a good debate from opposite sides of the issue.  I think life would be boring to spend it with some one you agree with all the time.  I also will admit though that we  have both switched sides on different issues and its funny to see how that works out.  

Tiffany Altieri

My criteria for boyfriends was that they had to match me both politically and religiously.  Those are pretty important issues to me, so I couldn't be with someone who differed, because all we'd do is argue.  Happily married now and  we agree politically and about religion, but we still find plenty to argue about!

tuffy... tuffymama

Yeah, we differ politically. I'm a Libertarian and he's an Independent. LOL!

Nah, we are both extremely fiscally conservative. He's a bit more religious than I, although I am all for religious freedom so long as it doesn't hurt anyone (there would be no circumcision, clitorectomies or subjugation in my perfect world). I'm more socially progressive than he, but neither of us believe in maintaining or growing the racist welfare system we currently have in place. We both agree on maintaining a strong military force, cleaning up Congress and undoing everything this bogus president's communist administration has done. We do disagree on a few points of foreign policy. We have just enough differences to make for interesting political debate, but enough similarities to keep the peace in the household.

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