quantessd (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-22-08 04:32 AM
Help! My boyfriend is thinking about voting for McCain.
Advertisements [?]Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 04:42 AM by quantessd
My boyfriend was enthusiastic about Obama before I was! "He's smart," my boyfriend pointed out several months ago, in January, as I recall. I know he did not vote in the Washington primary. He is anti-political by nature, but pretends to be interested. Unlike him, I used to be too busy to care about politics, until the US invaded Iraq in 2003. Then I started paying attention!
The conversation started when we were watching a TV program about a prominent figure having an affair. Then I brought up John Edwards' affair with another woman while his wife had cancer. We discussed that for a few minutes, and he talked about other celebrities cheating, before I informed him that McCain cheated on his wife.
"Well, while John Mc Cain was being held POW, his previously beautiful wife (and mother of his kids) had been in a bad car accident, was left debilitated, with a limp, a bad back, 10+ pounds heavier, and so, John McCain left her for Cindy. My boyfriend heard me, and said,
"Well..that makes me not want to vote for McCain, now that I've heard that."
"After my bewilderment, I thought, that's an unexpected response from him. I thought my boyfriend was an Obama voter.
"McCain is not just like Bush, you know", he said.
"But, he is. Mc Cain has agreed with Bush's decisions overwhelmingly", I replied.
"I would like to see some documentation supporting that.."
I finished our polite argument by adding, "McCain said that 5 million annual income defines a rich person...I suppose that means 3 million means middle class."
My boyfriend laughed and said, "what about Capital Gains Tax?"
I replied, you have a good income, but you aren't a rich person in John McCain's eyes. (he makes less than 70,000 per year).
So, how do I respond about the Capital Gains Tax?