You must have a sense of humor to be conservative in a blue state. Trust me, I know. Most of us are normal people who don't choose our friends based on political affiliation. I know I don't, but when I find out one of my friends or colleagues is conservative it's such a hoot! You usually find this out after they've paid a large tax bill or they say something like "Spitzer's an idiot." If something like that happens feel free to talk politics all you want with your new-found conservative ally.
But normally, we avoid talking politics in social situations, that is, when sober. I just want to stress to please, take my advice here. If you are at a party and you start hearing things like "Halliburton" and "War for oil" DO NOT TRY TO DEBATE! I repeat DO NOT DEBATE! I know, it will be very hard, but you're lonely, right? Do you want to be lonelier? If these are people that you like then just walk away. Sure, you can throw in an innocent question if you like, but that could lead to debate. Nobody that's been drinking and repeats slogans wants to hear your reasoned analysis of the issues, no matter how loud or slurred they may be. The thing to do in this situation is to go home, turn on your computer and go to http://www.thelonelyconservative.blogspot.com/ and tell us all about what happened.