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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Of course they do... and so do partisan conservatives and so do partisan liberals.



    I purposely will not align myself with a party, even for primary voting purposes. As a result I do miss out on the primaries in my state, but that's a small price to pay for maintaining my integrity.



    I do not favor open primaries simply as a matter of principle. People of one party should not have influence over another party's candidate in a general election.
    Open primaries help keep the fringe element from getting in.

    We had a rather hairy situation here where I live this year in the primaries. One of the offices up for grabs at the county level was property valuation administrator. All the candidates were on the democratic ticket, and the person who won the primary will run unopposed in November. That means that one party elected the PVA in my county. PVA is an office that affects every property owner in this county and everyone should have had the opportunity to vote on it. IMO there should be no party affiliations below the state level. What he now have is a person who is in the position to impact our property taxes and half the people of the county didn't even have a say in who it is.
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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    I don't think, I know.
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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    I vote for WHOEVER I think will do the best job, is the most forthright, honest, and generally, a decent human being.

    That criteria has, so far, ruled out the majority of all candidates, and 100% of the candidates from the two main parties. It doesn't make cool. It makes me sad. That my standards are so low, yet so unattainable by what we're told is the best our country has to offer.

    Driving a 400hp, 450tq 76 vette with side exhaust and handles like it's on rails makes me cool.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I vote for WHOEVER I think will do the best job, is the most forthright, honest, and generally, a decent human being.

    That criteria has, so far, ruled out the majority of all candidates, and 100% of the candidates from the two main parties. It doesn't make cool. It makes me sad. That my standards are so low, yet so unattainable by what we're told is the best our country has to offer.

    Driving a 400hp, 450tq 76 vette with side exhaust and handles like it's on rails makes me cool.
    The last perfect person died on a cross 2000 years ago. I feel so sorry for you.
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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    The last perfect person died on a cross 2000 years ago. I feel so sorry for you.
    So, by my saying decent human being, you read "perfect"?

    And YOURE sorry for ME?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I vote for WHOEVER I think will do the best job, is the most forthright, honest, and generally, a decent human being.

    That criteria has, so far, ruled out the majority of all candidates, and 100% of the candidates from the two main parties. It doesn't make cool. It makes me sad. That my standards are so low, yet so unattainable by what we're told is the best our country has to offer.

    Driving a 400hp, 450tq 76 vette with side exhaust and handles like it's on rails makes me cool.
    At my age I don't give a care about looking cool. Now being comfortable, that is what it is all about.

    As for voting, I make sure a candidate earns my vote. I don't give it away just because a candidate has an R or a D next to their name like a whole bunch of people do.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    At my age I don't give a care about looking cool. Now being comfortable, that is what it is all about.

    As for voting, I make sure a candidate earns my vote. I don't give it away just because a candidate has an R or a D next to their name like a whole bunch of people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Get yourself a Cadillac CTS-V. Then you're both.
    My GMC Envoy and my old pickup suits me just fine. Both get me from point A to point B just fine and the pickup totes whatever I want toted to wherever I want it. Comfortable and reliable, that is the name of the game for me.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    In CT you have to be registered with a party in order to vote in the primaries. I'm a registered Republican but I only vote Republican ~60% of the time. I have a friend who's registered as unaffiliated and insists that I have no independent thoughts because I'm registered with a party. I'm supposedly brainwashed and believe every little thing that my party tells me, even though I often vote against them. He also claims that being unaffiliated proves that he's 100% non-partisan, even though he votes for the Democrats 99% of the time and refuses to criticize Obama about anything. He even defended Obama's opposition to SSM.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do independents think they are cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    It's like people that use macs. They think they are cool for no reason. Everyone else is a sheeple. I think the biggest culprit are the nutjobs that support ron paul.
    The Pauls are actually Libertarians. Independents do not support them in large numbers.

    I'm an Independent. There's a reason for that. I don't like either party. I will also vote for one party or the other, depending. I don't fully support the platform for either party. So I'm an Independent in actuality, whether I call myself that or not.

    People who are firmly Democrats or Republicans don't understand not joining their teams. I guess they don't have enough people to hate that they want to throw in the guys in the middle and hate them,too, "just because." Like I said, both parties are silly. Both parties are also owned by corporate America. I'm proud to say that no, I am not a Democrat and I am not a Republican. It just drives them crazy that I can't be pigeon holed.

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