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  • Yes I have (how many tmes)

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  • No I have not (ever considered it)

    13 14.44%
  • I have never aligned myself politically with any party

    19 21.11%
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I could identify at least half a dozen people on this board that I believe have that attitude, they're just not willing to state it so bluntly.
    He was a moderator at Hannity's website. He could say what he wanted, and if you didn't like it, he could ban you for "Contempt of Mod." Seriously.

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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    It's hard to identify with a group for me because I have views all over the board. I began as a Republican and that is when I realized what a crappy party it was, I realized I was identifying myself with rich white males that can only think about themselves. After that I switched to the Democratic party which was the logical option seeing as I no longer wanted to be affiliated with a stuck up party. As a Democrat I got fed up with out of control spending (especially under the Obama administration) and civil liberty infringements. I finally before the 2012 election began identifying with the Libertarian party and Gary Johnson. I'll be the first to admit not all of my views line up with the Libertarian party but I certainly feel better about aligning with them than the Dems of Republicans.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    It's hard to identify with a group for me because I have views all over the board. I began as a Republican and that is when I realized what a crappy party it was, I realized I was identifying myself with rich white males that can only think about themselves. After that I switched to the Democratic party which was the logical option seeing as I no longer wanted to be affiliated with a stuck up party. As a Democrat I got fed up with out of control spending (especially under the Obama administration) and civil liberty infringements. I finally before the 2012 election began identifying with the Libertarian party and Gary Johnson. I'll be the first to admit not all of my views line up with the Libertarian party but I certainly feel better about aligning with them than the Dems of Republicans.
    I was interested, at one time, in the Contitution party, until I found out that Judge Roy Moore was affiliated with them, and I didn't want my name put anywhere near his.

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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I was interested, at one time, in the Contitution party, until I found out that Judge Roy Moore was affiliated with them, and I didn't want my name put anywhere near his.
    They are tricky. There is the Constitution, Constitutionalist, and other variations and some of them have some wacky views about the document. The Louisiana Constitution party only cared about provisions that concerned abortion for instance, whereas I want a party that respects the document in full representing me, no thanks to our local C.P.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    never changed when it matter IMO

    as a kid in HS i assumed i was democrat based of the stereotypical definition. ANd influenced by family/friends.

    My mom was a republican my dad was a dem
    At that time I had 3 brothers had 3 sisters. 2 brothers were were republicans one was independent. 3 sisters all democrats.
    I hade 2 cousins and a uncle i was close too all in the military 2 Republicans, 1 independent.

    decades later
    mom is independent and dad was democrat
    all borthers and sisters are independents accept for one sister who actually works in the pentagon and she is democrat still
    the military men turned 2 dems and the independent stayed independent


    once out of HS and i got my degrees and in the real world, i quickly learned that party identification(description) was a shame and pretty meaningless IMO. The two major parties have a list of things they typically follow but within those parties you have many extremists and sub groups. With the things i support stereotypical i didnt fit either party. For a while i was gonna be a republican based on fiscal conservatism and some other issues But this party is even worse then the DEMs with their sub groups and you must fit in this box mentality. This sub group believes in these 12 things and if you only believe in 11 YOUR OUT! or your not actually one of us LMAO. Well that was just stupid to me. Having a "check list" is totally nonsensical and too sheepish for me.

    So here I am an independent and that will never change because I truly am a mix and I cant imagine any part lining up with me.

    so im not sure if switching as kid counts, more like i evolved and actually got educated in life and reality.

    As far as major issues its the same thing, I have learned and researched and studied a lot of them but theres never been a complete switch except on one and again that took place from child to adult. There has been some revamps but no switches. When young i used to be pro-life but once older and learning reality i switched because i learned the propaganda of "baby killers" was no longer true and nothing but lies lol. THe abortion issue is so partisan and black and white I have no real choice but to be pro-choice really. But Im really like limited pro-choice. I want a solution the tries its hardest to respect BOTH lives, grants legal rights to both and respects human rights. I want a solution to try and treat them as equal as possible even though its not.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Stereotyping fail. I shifted in exactly the opposite manner.
    stereotypes speak to generalities, you being an exception doesn't make it a fail in the face of the statistically available evidence that demonstrates that the mans' point was correct.

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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    stereotypes speak to generalities, you being an exception doesn't make it a fail in the face of the statistically available evidence that demonstrates that the mans' point was correct.
    Nowadays you'd be a fool to support conservatives if you're older - unless you're rich. You'd be foolish to vote away half or more of your pension.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Growing up...when I was young and immature...I was a College Republican. I soon gained life experience and education. I am now a very liberal Democrat.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Early teens, I was a Libertarian style Republican.
    Late teens, just a Republican.
    Early Twenties, Democrat with deep Socialist tendencies.
    Late Twenties on, extreme social Libertarian and solid liberal Democrat on the economic front.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Nowadays you'd be a fool to support conservatives if you're older - unless you're rich. You'd be foolish to vote away half or more of your pension.
    yes. It's far better for the elderly if the system collapses and they are simply tossed off of it wholesale.

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