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  • Yes I have (how many tmes)

    56 62.22%
  • 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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    7 7.78%
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Thread: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    During your lifetime, have you changed your political affiliation?

    If you have, how many times.
    I changed from Independent to Green.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I was raised in a very conservative-republican family, but I never cared much for politics growing up. I had a LOT of problems with the GOP, their morality laws, religious control of the government, corporate welfare policy, anti-gay policies, and an insatiable lust for war. To top it off they weren't even fiscally responsible anymore.

    Around 19 I started reading a lot of political books. I knew what I believed but I didn't know where I fit. Read a lot of Milton Friedman, Ron Paul, Andrew Napolitano and others. Discovered libertarianism and never looked back.

    I have however shifted my lean from hardline right-libertarian to just libertarian. I can meet in the middle on some fiscal issues.
    Considering myself to now be an outsider, this is the part that amazes me... that people actually still buy into the notion that the Reps are the party of fiscal conservatism.

    They accuse the Dems of being "tax-and-spend", and they're right, but the Reps are "charge-and-spend" and just as bad.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    I voted Republican for about a decade. I guess if anything I was closer to being an "establishment" Republican. I quit the Republican party before the Tea Party took over but the writing was on the walls. I was never a social conservative or listened to Rush but I grew up in a Republican household and had a subscription to the National Review. A good friend of mine bought me "The Conservative Mind" for my birthday. Pretty much all my friends around my age that were Republican or sympathetic to Republican views have been completely turned off by the politics and policies on the right for the past decade.

    There was always a hint of pretty reptilian brain stuff the Republican party used to get people to the polls but now it's become the defining feature of the party.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    During your lifetime, have you changed your political affiliation?

    If you have, how many times.
    3 or 4 times. Ex: I voted for Slick Willy's first term.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    When I was 6, I became a hardcore Stalinist. However, around my 10th birthday I became a laissez-faire capitalist. My sophomore year of high school I embraced Maoism, but that only lasted until around 19 when I became a Republican McCarthyist. When I was working at a fast food joint early on in life, I was an anarcho-syndicalist because I thought that I was more important than the CEO.

    Now I just believe what the chick I'm screwin' at the time tells me to believe. I've also become Jewish, so I feel a little guilty about it.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    When I was in my teens, I thought absolutely I was a Democrat because that is what my mother claimed. As I became an adult and learned more about the issues and that there were so many issues out there, I realized I didn't really fit with any affiliation. Just too many issues where I don't agree with the people in the parties on.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    I went Conservative to Communist to Libertarian to Liberal, then to being a moderate Liberal.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    I haven't changed, just gone from one end to the other.
    Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

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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.
    Have you seen the data on political beliefs and affiliation by generation? Age alone cannot account for the differences.
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Have you seen the data on political beliefs and affiliation by generation? Age alone cannot account for the differences.
    It's pretty powerful. Check out the Mondale Voters.

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