If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Yes. 4 times.
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In High School, up until Senior year, I was pretty hard core Republican. Then I started to see things differently and aligned more closely with the Democratic Party (though never registered as one). Now I'm more with the Independence Party of Minnesota. Did some phone calls for them a couple of years ago.
I used to consider myself a Republican until I realized most of the party isn't any better than the Democrats. Examples: (John McCain, Mitt Romney, George Bush, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, Frank Wolf, Bob McDonnell and many more)
I registered Republican at age 18 and I've never changed it. In my state, there's not much point in registering Democrat unless you live on the coast or one of a handful of other blue counties.
However, I've been disgruntled with the GOP for quite a long time, and I am far from being a party-line person. I'm as likely to vote Libertarian or Constitution Party as GOP in a given election, unless I approve of the specific candidate in question. I occasionally vote for a Dem when the Dem is clearly the better candidate.
Along the way I've viewed myself as very conservative, slightly conservative, libertarian, quasi-libertarian, and independent centrist at various times.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Once for sure, and the rest is just details. Sometimes I vote Democrat locally and in the state, many times I vote Republican. Our Democrats are not the base of the Democratic Party, however. So, really, when I vote Democrat, it is so I can escape the Tea Partiers, which for some reason, exist here.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
I got a bit caught up in Obama's 08 campaign, then soon after his inauguration concluded that he's not a secular messiah and nothing can save this country from congress/dumb voters. I've despised both parties since.