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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Father was a hard core biggoted Republican, even though he was atheist.
    Mom was particularly political, but voted the way Dad told her to vote.

    I am what I am, mostly likely because of the way they were. I'm sure they don't appreciate it.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In many of my political science classes we talk about how people choose their partisanship/ideology. One of the main ways people socially become their political partisanship/ideology is because of their parents and share the same partisanship/ideology.
    So my question to you is: "Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?"
    Everybody in my family are democrats except me. My political ideology was shaped largely by things like ethics and values. My family cares about those things but their politics has been shaped more by economics and particularly the economic well being of those not born into wealth who want to realize their highest potential; educational opportunities and support for temporary assistance needed while underprivileged Americans get the training, etc., career opportunities afforded to those not already in the good ole' boys club. I imagine the Civil Rights Movement also played a big role in their political leanings as Northern Democrats stood shoulder to shoulder with the Civil Rights leadership during that time then assisted many of the Civil Rights leadership in developing new careers as politicians after the assassination of MLK.

    I have warmed up to President Obama however driven mainly by what I considered to be a lack of values and ethics exhibited toward him going back to 2008; double standards, guilt by association, in my view unfair demonizations that concurrently imply his antagonists either don't have a very high regard for my intelligence and/or think I'll automatically go along with his unfair treatment in the interest of tribal politics where team trumps principle. Bottom line, my support for Obama is more a consequence of Republicans than Obama.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Sort of, but not entirely.

    My father is a member of the RNC. Card carrying member of the NRA. More socially conservative than not, but with some libertarian tendencies.

    I am fiscally conservative, socially libertarian. I do not align myself with either party and am not a registered member of any lobbying or interest group. My key issues are the same as his, though: spending, government dependence, and extending as much liberty as possible to the people.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Sometimes yes, at other times no. My parents voted for Obama first time around, and there was no way in hell I would ever have voted for him.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My parents voted for Obama first time around.
    but I thought you said you were from Texas, Lizzie?
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    My father said: "there's two things ya don't talk about, politics and religion".

    So, no.
    I actually learned that as "there's two things ya don't talk about in polite company, politics and religion".
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    My dad doesn't vote, hates politicians, and worked his butt off since he was like 12. My mom is a curious voter I think. I was until a few years ago the only outspoken democrat in my family having gone that way because I saw how hard my parents had worked just to keep us off welfare and felt the dems cared for the working class; the others are apolitical or are republicans thinking it is unfair that so many get it for free while people like my dad worked so hard. I guess it is a matter of perspective. Anyway, my mom would always split the ticket to satisfy both sides of her children's spectrum until recently. She LOOOOOOVES Sarah Palin and now votes a straight GOP ticket now that I am no longer a democrat. Go figure.

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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    I have many similarities to my parents as far as individual views go, but we operate from different philosophical underpinnings to reach similar conclusions. I'm much more similar to my father philosophically, whereas my mother and I are almost entirely dissimilar philosophically. My mother is very partisan, almost to the point of being a hyper-partisan, which is very different from me.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I actually learned that as "there's two things ya don't talk about in polite company, politics and religion".
    What a difference a generation makes.
    I grew up in an Irish family and politics was almost always talked about. Irish and US politics. Religion occasionally worked it's way into the discussion, but politics were ever present. When I first heard that expression, I figured it just meant that Irish people weren't polite company.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    No.

    Did they in any way influence my political views? Of course. Each and every individual develops their own political understanding through experiences they are subjected to, their interest and motivations that determine their depth of knowledge on any particular issue, their own innate intelligence and logical reasoning (ok, logic and reasoning are strong suits of the left, but lets be nice today anyway) which allows them to make their own decisions and many other factors. Since each and every individual has been subjected to unique environments throughout their lives, no two exactly the same, each and every individual has their own ideology about politics. Due to this, some of the most intelligent people on the planet can actually be dumb and stupid when it comes to politics. Politics are also very closely tied to emotions. Each and ever individual has individual emotions about any given thing. Some are very emotionally sensitive and their emotions cloud logic and reason while others may be very non-emotional about it and only see logic and reason. People also become very emotional about politics because nobody likes to admit or accept that they are wrong, hence, when polls show up asking the question, we see very few who actually have changed their views from the debates posted here.
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