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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    I vote for the Democratic Party candidates. Not being the "family values" party allows me to vote for the Clinton, Gingrich, Cain type of personalities without remorse. But it still gets considered.

    Being a Washington politician means that these people spend a lot of time away from their families. Much like Tiger Woods, there are plenty of political groupies to choose from. It's not a regular American life by any means. I can understand that the weak succumb to the temptations.

    Now, getting thrown out of your position by your party for monetary wrong-doings will cost you my vote. That, and being Republican.
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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Depends on the definition of "morally"...and who defines it. Isn't that really a problem?
    Nope. I know exactly what it means to me, and if they don't come pretty close to meeting that standard, then I'm not voting for them. Pretty simple, really.

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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    You have a lot of contempt for a lot of people you don't know.

    Oh, wait, we're talking about politicians....right? Glad to know that so-called Conservative "politicians" NEVER lie. Gezzzzzzz, what a relief that is. Mannnn-oh-live. You had me going there for a few seconds. What the hell was I thinking?
    Dude, do you always get so excited when you misconstrue or misunderstand what you read?

    I made no statement about having contempt for anybody and I made no statement about any politicians who never lie.


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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Dude, do you always get so excited when you misconstrue or misunderstand what you read?

    I made no statement about having contempt for anybody and I made no statement about any politicians who never lie.


    I suspect you exercise your heart quite often.

    Hmmmm,

    There are two things that will definitely turn me off of a candidate:

    1. If they are a liberal.

    2. If they are a liar.
    Are you denying you posted the above?

    A person who is liberal turns you off...that factor alone makes them "undesirable" or a "turn off" in your eyes. That is an automatic indictment of a person. There's nothing else about that person that has any redeeming value.

    And I suspect that Liberal and Liar are one in the same to you...if the truth were known....Dude.

    This country is actually in a state of cold war between the ideologies of liberalism and conservatism. People are starting to act like they did during the civil war. Meanwhile those who are dumping propaganda and brainwashing people...use those ideologies to distract and divide people from who and what our real problem are...which are nothing less than our self-will-run-riot political and government systems.

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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    I would vote for a contemptible go-getter who can get the job done before I vote for an idiot everyman. I'm a results man - personality, character, and likeability are just inconsequential factors.

    The sad part is that this is not a common belief in the American populace, and will prevent Ron Paul from ever gaining the presidency.

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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    Personal life doesn't matter to me - UNLESS said personal life is the opposite of what they pledge to do.

    Gingrich can NOT be allowed to "defend the sanctity" of marriage when he himself and destroyed not one but two marriages. He basically gets to run through women like shoes while saying that devoted same-sex couple would destroy marriage.

    And the fact that he has proven ethics violations and would change his position at the drop of a dime if he thought it would make him richer.

    Guarantee you that after he loses the election, if some rich gay dude (David Geffen, let's say) was willing to donate $25 million to one of Gingrich's "charities", he'd suddenly change his mind on the issue - just as he changed his mind on climate change, insurance mandates, and every other issue when it suited his pocketbook.

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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Personal life doesn't matter to me - UNLESS said personal life is the opposite of what they pledge to do.

    Gingrich can NOT be allowed to "defend the sanctity" of marriage when he himself and destroyed not one but two marriages. He basically gets to run through women like shoes while saying that devoted same-sex couple would destroy marriage.

    And the fact that he has proven ethics violations and would change his position at the drop of a dime if he thought it would make him richer.

    Guarantee you that after he loses the election, if some rich gay dude (David Geffen, let's say) was willing to donate $25 million to one of Gingrich's "charities", he'd suddenly change his mind on the issue - just as he changed his mind on climate change, insurance mandates, and every other issue when it suited his pocketbook.
    I'm with ya FilmFestGuy...

    Those are the types of dishonest behaviors he believes that the public should ignore, play like they didn't happen because he squared all of those "mistakes, ethics issues, which he was fined heavily by his peers, and bad judgments about his marriage" up with his God.

    No biggie, right? Go to confession, it's all gone. Actually, he didn't go to confession...he got caught and called out on for his inappropriate behaviors.

    Newt's reasoning...is what's called "jailhouse mentality".
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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    I vote for the candidate that I feel is the most honest, least corrupt, and shares my views (in that order of importance). If I feel a candidate is corrupt or uses their position for personal gains over doing what is right for the country then I do not care if they share my views exactly I will not vote for them. I would rather have a straight laced honest leader of the opposite spectrum then to continue to vote in corrupt officials. If no candidate matches my requirement I will not vote.

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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Hmmmm,



    Are you denying you posted the above?

    A person who is liberal turns you off...that factor alone makes them "undesirable" or a "turn off" in your eyes. That is an automatic indictment of a person. There's nothing else about that person that has any redeeming value.

    And I suspect that Liberal and Liar are one in the same to you...if the truth were known....Dude.

    This country is actually in a state of cold war between the ideologies of liberalism and conservatism. People are starting to act like they did during the civil war. Meanwhile those who are dumping propaganda and brainwashing people...use those ideologies to distract and divide people from who and what our real problem are...which are nothing less than our self-will-run-riot political and government systems.
    You would be wise to understand one thing about me...I say what I mean.

    Your tortured twisting of my meaning only serves to make discussion impossible, since you perceive meanings that don't exist.

    We are talking about candidates.

    If a candidate is a liberal, I have no interest in considering voting for them. That doesn't mean I have contempt for them. It doesn't mean I think they have no redeeming value. It simply means I will never vote for them. The same holds true if I perceive the candidate to be a liar.

    In respect to your suspicion that a liberal and a liar are one in the same to me...that's not true, though I will admit that I see more liberals lying than I do conservatives.

    In respect to your final rant...I think you are suffering from hyperbole on your brain...similar to your misunderstanding of my words. I guess that's just the cross you have to bear. You have my sympathies.
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    Re: Do you Vote Based on Personal Lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    You would be wise to understand one thing about me...I say what I mean.

    Your tortured twisting of my meaning only serves to make discussion impossible, since you perceive meanings that don't exist.

    We are talking about candidates.

    If a candidate is a liberal, I have no interest in considering voting for them. That doesn't mean I have contempt for them. It doesn't mean I think they have no redeeming value. It simply means I will never vote for them. The same holds true if I perceive the candidate to be a liar.

    In respect to your suspicion that a liberal and a liar are one in the same to me...that's not true, though I will admit that I see more liberals lying than I do conservatives.

    In respect to your final rant...I think you are suffering from hyperbole on your brain...similar to your misunderstanding of my words. I guess that's just the cross you have to bear. You have my sympathies.
    Alrighty then...

    I appreciate your sympathies...really. I'm sure I'l wear my cross with as much diligence as possible.

    And no surprise that you see the Liberal as the more frequently liars.

    I have and will continue to vote for who I think will get the job done...whether they be conservative or liberal. But even that is becoming more and more difficult because...they are two sides of the same self-interested coin. The truth ain't in either of them. Our politics and government's corruption runs deep with all parties and "CLAIMED" philosophies.
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