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    Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    I have been thinking about this. I am quite conservative in my outlook, though I define what it means for myself and I am not affiliated with the GOP. However, due to my conservative lean, some mistakenly ascribe that to myself (and others who are like me.) Thus, should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal' to the political affiliation options.
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    Nah, if you're conservative, you're conservative, regardless of party affiliations. I think it covers it.
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    I think "Independent" should be replaced with "Confused".........
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    I think "Independent" should be replaced with "Confused".........
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    More like "rejecting the notion that I must affiliate myself with your party's bull****"
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    More like "rejecting the notion that I must affiliate myself with your party's bull****"
    Political lean is about Ideology, not party affiliation......

    .....anyone who claims to have an Independent ideology......is confused.
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Political lean is about Ideology, not party affiliation......

    .....anyone who claims to have an Independent ideology......is confused.
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    But it can make it clear to others that your lean is not your party... you can be conservative and independent... there is nothing confused about it... In fact, being conservative or liberal along with indendent is an indication that you look at each issue for yourself and don't need party spin doctors to tell you what to think about it...
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Political lean is about Ideology, not party affiliation......

    .....anyone who claims to have an Independent ideology......is confused.
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    Not really, ones personal ideology could be a combination of both left and right ideas, but not a centrist position.
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    I would like to request an Independent Independent lean, to differentiate myself from other independents.
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I would like to request an Independent Independent lean, to differentiate myself from other independents.
    but are you an independent independent conservative, or an independent independent liberal?
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    Re: Should DP add 'independent conservative' and 'independent liberal'?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    But it can make it clear to others that your lean is not your party...
    So you think Leftists wont merely label "Independent Conservatives" as "Republicans"?

    (See: Tea Party)

    you can be conservative and independent...
    If your a conservative.....then your not an independent......your a conservative.

    there is nothing confused about it... In fact, being conservative or liberal along with indendent is an indication that you look at each issue for yourself and don't need party spin doctors to tell you what to think about it...
    Your own beliefs and principles are all that is needed to decide for yourself........and its your own beliefs and principles that define your ideology.
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