View Poll Results: What would it take to switch parties in a Federal election?

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    1 2.44%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Social Programs

    0 0%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Tax Structure

    1 2.44%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Military

    0 0%
  • Depends on candidate's view of Environment

    0 0%
  • Depends on candidate's view of World Affairs

    0 0%
  • It would take more than 1 big issue to sway me from my normal vote

    19 46.34%
  • I only vote for my party

    2 4.88%
  • I don't vote

    2 4.88%
  • You left a necessary choice out for me - I'll explain.

    16 39.02%
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Then there might be some common ground after all. I don't want anyone to be lazy and not pay into the system either. I agree on responsibility too. Everyone, with few exceptions, should have to pay and everyone gets covered. The exceptions should be people who simply cannot reasonably be expected to such as a person who's too handicapped or ill to be able to. For example, a person who's paralyzed from the neck down cannot reasonably be expected to work. Can we agree on that?
    No we cannot; unless that person has already been paying into the system prior to the injury that made them that way. The number of exceptions should be almost non-existant. Otherwise we end up with the same system we currently have with Welfare, Medicare, etc....

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    I'm a one-issue voter on gun control and reproductive rights. I'm not really a Republican or a Democrat, but if a candidate is wrong enough on one of those issues I will vote against them automatically regardless of their other positions.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No we cannot; unless that person has already been paying into the system prior to the injury that made them that way. The number of exceptions should be almost non-existant. Otherwise we end up with the same system we currently have with Welfare, Medicare, etc....
    A person who's born deformed to the point of severe handicap can't very well work and pay into a system. Neither can a severely mentally retarded person. Some people simple cannot work. Those of us who can should care for them. That's the reality. The alternative is to do what the Romans did and just kill them, but I don't think that makes for a very just society.

    I agree with you that an able bodied person shouldn't refuse to work and then just leech of the system. Most people don't do that.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Come on, the modern Republican party is just as much in love with big government as the Democrats. You have to remember that the modern Republican party was taken over by disenfranchised Southern Democrats who abandoned the party over issues like abortion and civil rights. We really have no conservative party in this country, it's the loony liberal left party and the whackjob religious party.

    Let me know when we have a conservative party at all.
    It's kinda funny. It would say that we have no liberal party. Democrats and Republicans only really seem concerned with grabbing more power and with ensuring that powerful corporations become more powerful. Civil rights or protections for the poor or minorities aren't particularly a priority for the Democratic party, they're just less against them than Republicans. Pretty much what we're left with is oligarchy.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's kinda funny. It would say that we have no liberal party. Democrats and Republicans only really seem concerned with grabbing more power and with ensuring that powerful corporations become more powerful. Civil rights or protections for the poor or minorities aren't particularly a priority for the Democratic party, they're just less against them than Republicans. Pretty much what we're left with is oligarchy.
    That's a pretty accurate assessment. I end up voting for Democrats only because they're not as ruthless and cruel and out of touch with reality as Republicans are. However, I'm not at all happy with the Democrats. Unfortunately, the way the 2-party system is set up makes it nearly impossible for a 3rd party candidate to win.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Considering I have only voted in one Presidential election, and that person was Stephen Colbert, I guess you could say I am easily swayed. Although voting in SC is pretty boring since it will 98% of the time go right I just vote for whoever.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Ok then, as a conservative, when was the last time you voted for a Democrat in a Federal election? Or, perhaps, do you vote Republican & 3rd party? If, for example, you haven't voted for a Democrat, what would it take for you to vote for a Democrat?
    I voted for a Democrat for Congress and twice in presidential elections when I was drunk. What would it take for me to vote for a Democrat? Well, it would take quite a laundry list of things:

    1. First and foremost, a belief in limited government.
    2. Want to balance the budget by cutting expenses.
    3. Want to send as many programs as possible back to the States.
    4. Want to repeal the Unaffordable Health Care Act.
    5. Belief in the Constitution as its authors intended it to mean.
    6. Want to keep taxes as low as possible for individuals and businesses.
    7. Belief in a strong military with capability to easily handle any situation that might arise
    8. Anti-abortion, except for the life of the mother.
    9. Not for redfining marriage.
    10. Belief in positive virtues such as hard work, personal responsibility, self-discipline, tenacity, self-sufficiency, et al.
    11. Belief that all people should enter this country legally, including children, and that no benefits go to anyone who is here illegally.
    12. Hmmm. Why go any further. This Democrat doesn't exist. Sometimes, I wonder if this person even exists within the GOP.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's kinda funny. It would say that we have no liberal party.
    Wow! How liberal can liberal get? On second thought, please don't tell me. I don't want to get violently ill.

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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Would you consider voting for someone in a different party than you normally support during a Federal election? If so, what would it take?
    I vote for whichever candidate I feel best represents my interests. Up til now, for president, that has meant Democrats. For representatives/senators, that has meant mostly democrats, though I've voted for a couple republicans. If the republican party wants my vote more often, all they have to do is convince me that they will better support my interests than the democrats will.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Wow! How liberal can liberal get? On second thought, please don't tell me. I don't want to get violently ill.
    Have you ever thought about how people will live in the future.....and how they have lived in the past ?
    Some thought may prevent illness.

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