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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    I am def biased to the conservative side. This does not mean I don't keep an open mind. I like to listen to both sides of the story and then process the info. I have changed positions on several things over the years but still hold to my conservative views.

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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Simple enough question. By my calculation only about 4 of us should answer yes.
    Outside of my dislike of both parties, (see my signature line) I tend to side with the fiscal conservatives most of the time and with the liberals on social issues. Like everyone else I have my biases which are no more than likes and dislikes. But unlike most people on DP, I take my stand on the issues one at a time, I weigh them and decide by myself and do not let any political party make up my mind as to which side of an issue I am on.
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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Depends on who you ask.

    When posting, I rely only on facts, objectivity and common sense - what many on the left refer to as "conservative bias"
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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Simple enough question. By my calculation only about 4 of us should answer yes.
    In terms of blindly supporting one party or the other, I can say no as I hate both parties.
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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    I have no loyalty or affinity to either party; however there is one party that leaves a bad taste in my mouth more than the other, so I do have a negative bias. It is not necessarily a direct bias towards the party, but rather an indirect bias as a result of elements that associate themselves with the party. The reasons behind this bias are a tendency for social conservatism, legislating morality (esp. based upon religion), science denial/ignorance/apathy, and the religious elements (predominantly the extreme ones) that are affiliated with this party. Granted these elements are only a subset of the party, but they have contributed to a bias nonetheless. Were these elements divorced/separated/eschewed from the rest of the party/platform my opinion would be changed, and my bias substantially mitigated. Of course if you are still clueless towards which party I am referring to, you have no business being here at DP.
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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    I think I do. However, what I don't have is a blind bias where advancing issues comes in second to advancing party. This, by the way, is one of my main frustrations with contemporary politics. I'm a registered member of my party BECAUSE I like (liked) what they stand (stood) for. If a candidate from another party happens to stand for those issues too, then I'll support him. I certainly won't act like nothing happened when a leader in my party does something improper from our perspective when he was in office but then do a complete 180 and act like the world has come to and end when a leader from their party does something similar. Either I'll criticize both equally of I'll overlook it as not that important or inadvertent and unintentional equally.
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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I have no loyalty or affinity to either party; however there is one party that leaves a bad taste in my mouth more than the other, so I do have a negative bias. It is not necessarily a direct bias towards the party, but rather an indirect bias as a result of elements that associate themselves with the party. The reasons behind this bias are a tendency for social conservatism, legislating morality (esp. based upon religion), science denial/ignorance/apathy, and the religious elements (predominantly the extreme ones) that are affiliated with this party. Granted these elements are only a subset of the party, but they have contributed to a bias nonetheless. Were these elements divorced/separated/eschewed from the rest of the party/platform my opinion would be changed, and my bias substantially mitigated. Of course if you are still clueless towards which party I am referring to, you have no business being here at DP.
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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Really, not a simple question. You can't have a 3rd position on everything so sometimes your allied with one partys philosophy or the others but do we then call it "partisan"? I consider myself non-partisan but sometimes I'm allied with even the most radical among us. So help me understand how much consistency is required.

    There is a difference between holding a view that coincides with mainstream views of a party because you genuinely believe in that view and holding a view because the party holds that view. Partisan bias is the latter.

    I'm more conservative but consider myself pretty non-biased. I don't feel the need to defend a conservative of something stupid simply because we're both conservative anymore than I do the need to condemn someone more liberal of something intelligent because they're more liberal than I am.

    Scandals are pretty good at indicating just who is and isn't a political hack.

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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Scandals are pretty good at indicating just who is and isn't a political hack.
    Exactly, with Benghazi and the sequester being prime examples.

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    Re: Do You Have a Partisan Bias?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    Exactly, with Benghazi and the sequester being prime examples.
    Sex scandals are probably better examples.

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