I have a hard time believing that someone as friendly as you has zero conservative leaning friends, 99.
.....aside from ME of course
In Canada most houses/families have people who support the different parties and we are more fluid about political views. So we can usually informally talk politics while eating some KFC. So I hope I'm not bothering you, I talk the same with you as my own brother it's a cultural difference You yanks' are much more polarized.
For example : I did not support my PM Stephen Harper on most issues, nor did I find his personality appealing. But I do thank him for lowering my taxes and keeping my family safe from the terrorists.