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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    My party (the Indepedence Party of Minnesota) probably won't endorse anybody for President, so I'm not switching parties either way. If they choose to endorse anybody, I may or may not vote that way. I'd consider their endorsement, but I wouldn't feel bound by it.
    Will you vote in the primary or just throw away your vote altogether?
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Is it possible this division is just more evident because all the extremists get so much coverage on the internet and in 24-hour news stations with nothing else to report? I mean, wouldn't the masses still be fairly similar?
    I don't think so. I think the entire Republican Party, at least at the Federal level, is extremist. They were united in their opposition to any form of universal health care whatsoever, even a non-socialist Swiss style system (which they incorrectly branded socialist). I think they have a scorched earth policy of opposing Obama's every move, no matter what it is. I think if Obama saved a child from choking by performing the heimlich, they would find a way to criticize him for it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Which I find interesting, because my lack of a (R) next to my name is because they are NOT EXTREME ENOUGH for my tastes.
    You, Mr Tigger, are hardly representative of the average person.



    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Absolutely no party out there represents me. The problem with the parties is inherent, they are *ALL* extremist in some fashion. Can't stand the Democrats. Can't stand the Republicans. Detest all the rest of the parties. If I had a legitimate choice, I'd ignore them all.

    The problem is, I don't. They all suck.
    I tend to agree. They all have become their own version of extreme.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Ok. And, I see you're a libertarian and "pro-choice on everything". But, the pro-choice label and your pic makes it look like your biggest issue has to do with religious agenda in the right. If a truly non-religious Republican ran, what else would he have to prove to you in the way of issues?
    You make some good observations and yes, my biggest issue is with religion. I hate it more than Hitler hated the Jews. But my position still stands, they could put an Atheist on the bill, and I'd still never vote for him if he was Republican. I am very commited to a complete lack of support for the right.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I don't think so. I think the entire Republican Party, at least at the Federal level, is extremist.
    Nowhere near extremist enough for some of us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    They were united in their opposition to any form of universal health care whatsoever, even a non-socialist Swiss style system (which they incorrectly branded socialist).
    They were united against any form of Universal Health Care, because it's UNCONSTITUTIONAL, regardless of what form it takes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I think they have a scorched earth policy of opposing Obama's every move, no matter what it is.
    As they should, since I haven't actually seen him make any move that is anything other than Liberal/Socialist in nature.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AdminX View Post
    You make some good observations and yes, my biggest issue is with religion. I hate it more than Hitler hated the Jews. But my position still stands, they could put an Atheist on the bill, and I'd still never vote for him if he was Republican. I am very commited to a complete lack of support for the right.
    I like your avatar. LOL.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Nixon wasn't a liberal. He was the arch conservative foe of the left of that era. Now we've gone so far right, even Nixon looks like a liberal. I don't think it's certain Republicans who have gone extreme.
    Not really. He was a conservative, but he was always more of a moderate. He just had incendiary commentary for the culture war, Communists, and fellow-travelers.
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    Re: Would you consider switching parties if...?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdminX View Post
    You make some good observations and yes, my biggest issue is with religion. I hate it more than Hitler hated the Jews. But my position still stands, they could put an Atheist on the bill, and I'd still never vote for him if he was Republican. I am very commited to a complete lack of support for the right.
    And, as a member of the right, I sincerely thank you for not supporting us.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nor do I. I have voted for Regan, Dole, and Grassley. I lean left, but don't vote by party.
    you're old



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

    I agree. I will never vote for anyone who would wish to turn this secular nation into a theocracy. Religion and government do not mix.
    We have seen the enemy and he is us.

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