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Thread: Do you have a "litmus test" for political candidates?

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    Re: Do you have a "litmus test" for political candidates?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you have a "litmus test" for political candidates?

    I don't, and have always prided myself on being able to at least try and look at the overall picture, but I have to admit that my time here is stirring up all my long-suppressed anger against civil asset forfeiture that I feel like I might have one sometime soon. Of course, pretty much every politician on both sides of the aisle are responsible for, and would favor, continued use of the practice as it allows them to continue the illusion of being "tough on crime", so except for Libertarians I'm not sure where I would go. Voting Libertarian would certainly not be the end of the world. I have done it before, and expect to this November in the Presidential election, but I do wish there would an actual realistic alternative.

    If you do have a litmus test, please share it and explain your reason(s).

    If you do not have a litmus test, please explains your reason(s) for not having one. Not everybody has one overriding issue that drives them, I understand that.
    I do have a litmus test for candidates.The way I look at that litmus test is part of the bigger picture. When people vote for candidates who contradicts their views they ensure that more candidates who do share their views are propped up. For example if I vote for Romney it ensures the GOP will slide further and further to the left.However if the republicans loose a few presidential elections for propping up liberal republicans then they will finally get the hint that they should run actual conservatives, not liberals like Romney who pretend to be conservative in order to try to be president. I do not want Obama as president but at the same time I am not going to vote for a republican who is somewhat less liberal than Obama.Voting for a liberal republican ensures that the republicans will prop up an Obama who has a R next to his name.
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    Re: Do you have a "litmus test" for political candidates?

    I do, it goes a little like this.

    "Are they running for political office?"
    If yes, then no vote.
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    Re: Do you have a "litmus test" for political candidates?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If you do have a litmus test, please share it and explain your reason(s).
    I sure do, and it's pretty short:

    __ Supports private ownership of personal firearms, to include pistols and everything banned under the Brady Bill.
    __ Political/voting history demonstrates a trend of turning to the private sector as the solution to most problems, over government being the answer to everything (ie healthcare, etc)

    ​That's it. Everything else is relative and change depending on how one candidate compairs to another.


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    Re: Do you have a "litmus test" for political candidates?

    You BET I have a litmus test. I look at their records.

    Forget about what their ads say. Many might say they are conservative and want smaller government, but in many cases, their records prove otherwise.

    Very few prove to be true conservatives. My two favorites are Ron Paul and Rand Paul. Herman Cain doesn't have a political record, but I've listened to enough interviews and his comments to know he practices what he preaches.

    On the flip side, Romney created Romneycare. This one thing alone proves that he is a socialist.

    Obama is much worse. His entire culture and upbringing is anti-American. To him, America is the "Great Satan." Now look at his record. Every action he has done is one that a usurper would use to destroy America and its economy, and he's doing a darn good job at it.

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