Do you try to find common ground with people? Even if they have differing views with you? Yesterday when I was out eating at this restaurant I had this guy touching the bumper stickers on my car and teaching his preschooler son how to touch my car. When he came in the restaurant I asked him "is there something wrong with my car that you felt the need to touch it? And he said "I'm a conservative and I was just showing my family the stickers I liked" he said he only liked one, and that was the "annoy a liberal, work, succeed, be happy". Most of the bumper stickers on my car are pro military, and one says don't tread on me, and another says give me liberty or give me death... I don't see how this guy was conservative and only liked the one bashing liberals. maybe he was uneducated?
Anyways this guy asked me who I supported and I said Ron Paul and he didn't want to listen to anything I had to say anymore because he was a Mitt Romney fan. I found this unnerving, maybe its the pregnancy hormones but I think it is far more effective to meet common ground with people than to reject them or just to spew your own shit that nobody cares about. My aunt is very liberal and an obama supporter but WE can actually listen and converse with each other without rejecting the other persons POV. And we can also find common ground!