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Guinness and politics?

Group discusses political issues

Posted: August 14, 2008 9:52 p.m.
Updated: October 16, 2008 5:01 a.m.

They say you shouldn't discuss politics in polite conversation.

But once a month at LB Mulligans Irish tavern, beer and politics go together like Guinness and Dublin.

Every second Wednesday of the month is when local political aficionados get together in the back room for what they call "Spirited Political Discussions," or as organizer Michael Cruz puts it: "beer and politics."

The group has met at Mulligans for the past year, and Cruz said there's a consistent group of about 12 people who turn out.

"I'd like to see it grow a bit more," he said.

Those who do show up, he said, run the gamut from Democrat to Republican, Independents, conservatives, liberals and libertarians.

He noted that at one point several liberal Democrats vowed not to return because of a Republican presence, and added, "They're supposed to be the open-minded ones."

By and large, though, he said the monthly meet-ups make for a good time of reaching across the aisle, forgetting about partisanship and having meaningful discussions.

The group meets the second Wednesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Mulligans is located in the Vista Village Shopping Center at the corner of McBean Parkway and Tournament Road.


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