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

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  • Depends on candidate's view of Religious Right

    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 LesGovt View Post
    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.
    Into which century would you like to set America back to ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    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.
    In those cases, their parents/relatives need to start kicking in something extra (as they should have to for every child - disabled or not). At some point the FAMILIES of these people need to step up. I say that as someone who WAS born with a significant birth defect. Thankfully mine did not require as much expensive medical care as it could have (and does for many with similar issues); but I had family and friends who immediately offered to help defray the expenses if those costs DID arise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    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.
    More do it than you seem to think, Luna. Those who are either unemployed or underemployed because they CHOOSE to be so rather than for any other reason.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Will you vote in the primary or just throw away your vote altogether?
    The caucus here is so late that it doesn't matter. Since the party is unlikely to actually endorse anybody (never have), there really is no meaningful vote.

    When the general election comes, I'm hoping to be able to vote for Romney (at this point). Caveat is that in years past at this point I was hoping to vote for John McCain in '00, John Edwards in '04, and Hillary Clinton in '08.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Into which century would you like to set America back to ?
    Anywhere up to and including the end of the 19th would be good with me. Though I'd probably prefer something prior to 1860.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    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.
    Outstanding reply.

    I vote for conservative candidates. The ideal conservative candidate must share numerous conservative principles for me to be comfortable with him/her. This poll is silly since it doesn't allow multiple choices.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Have you ever thought about how people will live in the future.....and how they have lived in the past ?
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    I thiink about the past and the future often. You appear to make silly assumptions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Into which century would you like to set America back to ?
    Good sound governing & economic practices are good for any century. Again, you are being silly. Stop it!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Honest enough. Ok, so as "Very Liberal" you'll vote Democrat regardless? Is there anything that could make you jump ship for one candidate? What if a Republican demonstrated him/herself to you to be non-interested in all religious topics - wanted things left as/is or even more liberally (regarding typical religious topics). Or, what if a Republican demonstrated him/herself to be in favor of higher taxes on corporations or the wealthy? Etc.
    Let's see..., I'm religious, so your first idea doesn't move me.

    Taxing the rich to feed the poor isn't going to happen, any more, or any less than it does now. The system is already fair in that regard, so I don't see the need for more taxes on the rich. Letting the Bush tax cuts expire is OK by me, but taxes higher than that would be horribly unfair.
    Do you have a reason or 2 that you're "Very Liberal" politically?

    For example, I've admitted to being partisan, but also that Obama had been for smaller Federal Government, I would have liked to vote for him as the first black President. So, given specific circumstances, I'd give someone a 4 year chance.
    My very liberal stance politically is based on my philosophy. I've always been a non-conformist who sees a will to power as a detriment to character. Stepping on toes and heads to climb the ladder to being a shrewd businessman because nice guys finish last is someone else's rat race. Money is simply a necessary convenience. Not the center of my world.

    How many republican businessmen can I get to agree with me on that stance? Can I get a show of hands?
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Outstanding reply.

    I vote for conservative candidates. The ideal conservative candidate must share numerous conservative principles for me to be comfortable with him/her. This poll is silly since it doesn't allow multiple choices.
    My goal wasn't to find out how far apart some people were, it was to find out how many people might be separated from a party because of 1 issue, maybe 2, and to see what those issues might be. People that are hardliners aren't going to stray regardless - and candidates rarely rise from their party who disagree with the party on normal issies across the board. Well, they don't disagree in word anyway.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'll tell you. I voted for Obama, specifically to keep Palin away from anything remotely resembling the Presidency. I will always vote against religious wingnuts who can't comprehend separation of church and state.
    Before moving from Indiana after the 2008 election, I voted for Obama for President, Daniels for Governor (many of my Indiana friends are upset with me for that because they've had to live with the consequences - meaning that he went social issues when he hadn't before) and I've voted for Lugar in every election he ran while voting in Indiana.

    Now that I'm in Tennessee, I don't see myself voting Republican because Tennessee Democrats are essentially like moderate Indiana Republicans and I can't see going further right than that.

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