December 6, 2022

Family relationships. Political divisions. – The New York Times

Only one member of the family watched the entire debate between Arizona’s Senate candidates on October 6: Mr. Prof. Everyone else has already decided.

Mr. Pro was eager to hear the Libertarian candidate, Mark Victor, and liked his performance so much that he decided to vote for him (Mr. Victor later dropped out of the race).

Like his wife, Mr. Brow also voted by mail in late October this year, voting mainly for Republicans. He is Mr. Proudly mentions not voting for Trump; His wife proudly notes that she voted for him twice. Generally, Mr. Brough approaches politics with a kind of approach honed from years of meditation, which he regularly practices in a backyard full of Buddhist statues. “I can make my points and it won’t change her mind,” he said. “It doesn’t make living here any easier, so it’s best to leave it alone.”

The family often works from home. Ms. Brough teaches piano, cello and viola to dozens of students and conducts several performance groups. Mr. Pro is trying to start a new small business in addition to teaching. Jeanrene designs art on commission. Jasmine earns money from pet sitting gigs.

In 2016, the family debated, fought and analyzed every imaginable political issue. Jasmine, then 20, thought her mother was making an immoral choice by voting for Mr Trump. Two days before the election, his mother decided to take a room at a nearby hotel and chill.

Four years later in 2020, the atmosphere in the house has not calmed down. Ms Brough has grown to adore Mr Trump even more. Although he didn’t put a Trump sign in his front yard, Mr. A calendar featuring Trump was displayed in the kitchen throughout the year. Jasmine and Jeanrene are still frustrated after Senator Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic primary. Mr. Bro knew. For months, the siblings haven’t left the confines of their home bubble, but unable to bear talking about politics, they escape to the theater.

After the 2020 election, Jasmin was watching a YouTube video on the flat-screen TV in the family’s living room. The video explained that unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud will not change the outcome of a presidential election. Her mother walked over and said, “You know that’s their opinion, sweetie.”