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

    My Presidential Election voting record:
    84: Reagan (R)
    88: Bush (R)
    92: Perot (I)
    96: Dole (R)
    2000: Bush (R)
    2004: Bush (R)
    2008: McCain (R)
    2012: Romney (R)

    I don't count voting for Perot changing party afflictions though, I call that a mistake. I vote in all elections and I typically vote for Republican Senators and Representatives, however, I have voted for some Libertarians lower on the ballot.

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

    I've changed my affiliation once, never my values.

    I used to call myself a Democrat because growing up in MD everyone was a Democrat. I'm also Hispanic and everyone in my family always insisted Republicans are evil, that they only care about the rich and all racists were Republican. I hadn't really considered any political issues at all until my senior year of High School when 9/11 happened. Everything Bush did (especially the patriot act) seemed wrong according to my personal ethic, so I supported the Democrats.

    But the more I listened to what the Democrats supported (looters), the more I felt like I had no party. I just wanted to be free of both parties bull****, add a little Ayn Rand & Thomas Jefferson and SHAZAM I'm a Libertarian. Being an Accountant I work with mostly (older) Republicans who insist my values and political affiliation will shift their way as I age and have children. I haven't had children, but I don't see myself growing out of wanting to be free.

    My rights & liberty will always be more important to me than my life (safety) or money. I've seen the change in values in my brothers who have had children, they're very pro-government and the system even when its wrong/failing because they have a vested interest in this whole house of cards not collapsing; for their children's sake. Me I'm not so sure I'd want to bring children up in this world, I sure did before 9/11 though; Back when the future seemed so bright to my generation (the lost generation they're calling us.)
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    Re: How many times (if any) have you changed your political affiliation?

    I was a Republican, then libertarian, then Republican again. I have my core set of values and ideals but unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a perfect fit. I align more with libertarian ideals, but then you throw viability into the mix....ugh.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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

    Five times (I think). The party affiliation is only needed to vote in the primary race. If you favor the incumbent in your party then register as the opposing party to try to supply them a weaker opponent. If you oppose the incumbent and they are in the other party then register as the opposing party and try to defeat them in their primary (if they have primary opposition).
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    My Presidential Election voting record:
    84: Reagan (R)
    88: Bush (R)
    92: Perot (I)
    96: Dole (R)
    2000: Bush (R)
    2004: Bush (R)
    2008: McCain (R)
    2012: Romney (R)

    I don't count voting for Perot changing party afflictions though, I call that a mistake. I vote in all elections and I typically vote for Republican Senators and Representatives, however, I have voted for some Libertarians lower on the ballot.
    Mine is similar. For me, add/change:

    80: Reagan
    12: Ron Paul

    Reagan, Perot, and Paul were the only ones I voted for. My other votes were the lesser of two evils. In the case of Paul for '12, I was going to select Romney as the lesser of two evils, until the changed the rules at the republican convention. Because of that, I didn't vote for a single republican, one democrat, and the rest were third party or write-ins.

    I called the Romney campaign and RNC and told them I projected a loss because of how they pissed off so many people by changing the rules in the middle of the game.

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

    I have changed my political affiliation twice:

    (1) In 1980 I switched from registered Independent who usually voted Democratic
    to registered Republican who almost never voted Democrat.

    I did always vote for whoever was running against Jesse Helms.

    I did also vote against one Republican Congressman who although a millionaire let the
    public pay for a luxury hotel suite junket in San Francisco for him and his wife.

    I did always vote Kay Hagan as a state legislator, but only due to a family connection.

    With those exceptions I may never have voted for any Democrat 1980-2008.

    (2) In 2008 I became a straight-ticket, Yellow-Dog Democrat.

    Why? Because all 21st century Republican politicians are motherf u c k e rs, that's why.

    As in, among other things. they would rather crash the international economy than try
    to save the lifetime investments NOT ONLY of the rich, but also of middle class working
    stiffs like, you know, teachers, firemen, small businessmen, and most of those who post
    here, whether it has dawned on them or not.

    If 10 years ago someone had told me that I would in 2016 vote for Hillary Clinton over
    any Republican I would said they were nuts. How wrong I was then, but how right I am
    to have changed my mind, because the modern Republican party bears no resemblance
    to the entity which statesmen like Eisenhower and Reagan used to carry themselves to
    historical greatness.

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

    From one Viking to another.

    Why don't you just vote third party? The 21st century democrats are just as bad as the republicans? Do you really consider them the lesser of two evils?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Mine is similar. For me, add/change:

    80: Reagan
    12: Ron Paul

    Reagan, Perot, and Paul were the only ones I voted for. My other votes were the lesser of two evils. In the case of Paul for '12, I was going to select Romney as the lesser of two evils, until the changed the rules at the republican convention. Because of that, I didn't vote for a single republican, one democrat, and the rest were third party or write-ins.

    I called the Romney campaign and RNC and told them I projected a loss because of how they pissed off so many people by changing the rules in the middle of the game.
    I did not agree to that rule change you are referring to, because the Republicans would have been better off including Ron Paul and friends instead of pushing some of them away. On some fiscal issues Ron Paul can be great and he and his organization should have been treated with a little bit more respect, and if Romney had won, he should have had Ron Paul in the Cabinet somehow. Whether the RNC and Romney agreed with Ron Paul or not, just as a tactical move, they should have included him more since he does represent a certain faction of the Republican Party.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    I did not agree to that rule change you are referring to, because the Republicans would have been better off including Ron Paul and friends instead of pushing some of them away. On some fiscal issues Ron Paul can be great and he and his organization should have been treated with a little bit more respect, and if Romney had won, he should have had Ron Paul in the Cabinet somehow. Whether the RNC and Romney agreed with Ron Paul or not, just as a tactical move, they should have included him more since he does represent a certain faction of the Republican Party.
    I'm not so inclined to say Paul should have been given a seat in the cabinet. That would be cool, but that's not how decisions should be made. It really angered me, and many others, that they feared Paul's influence and possible shakeup of the convention, that they changed the rules in the middle of the process.

    I will never forgive those responsible for such a boneheaded move. Had they payed the game fair, rather than underhanded, I would have voted for Romney. No my favorite at all, but in many ways I do like him.

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

    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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