View Poll Results: Have you supported a political agenda with which you disagree out of party loyalty?

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  • No. I support all of my political party's positions.

    41 27.15%
  • No. I support only those idem with which I agree and openly oppose those with which I disagree

    18 11.92%
  • Yes. I have help my breath and suppoted things just out of party loyalty.

    51 33.77%
  • I ignore issues I disagree with when its my party that is advancing it.

    41 27.15%
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    Re: Have you supported a political agenda with which you disagree out of party loyalt

    I'm not so sure I'd call it party loyalty, but I vote Libertarian fairly often even though I disagree with them on some economic and environmental issues. They are usually the best option out of the choices I am given. I've been known to vote Green as well though, and a Democrat here and there. I even voted for a Republican once. So it's more just a lack of choices than party loyalty.
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    Re: Have you supported a political agenda with which you disagree out of party loyalt

    Actually, disagreement with various policies of the various parties is the reason I registered as an independent - and have not changed since.
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    Re: Have you supported a political agenda with which you disagree out of party loyalt

    No agenda is or has ever been perfect and anyone who blindly supports all planks of a party or candidate platform are blindly ideological and fail to exercise cognitive abilities to discern that better should not be ignored in the pursuit of what one thinks is perfect.

    I am an independent, I look for the candidate that is best suited for whatever position is on the ballot and I support that (those) candidate(s) with my vote and my active support in their campaigns. I weigh the issues and their position on those issues and while I may not agree with all of them, the candidate I choose will be the one who best lines up with my views on issues and policies

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    Re: Have you supported a political agenda with which you disagree out of party loyalt

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Have you supported a political agenda with which you disagree out of party loyalty?

    Some examples:

    - You might have identified as a democrat because you appreciate their support for labor unions, better wages and benefits for workers. However now that you are a loyal democrat you're being asked to also support abortion rights, affirmative action or closing military bases; which you are either neutral on or actually oppose.

    - You might have identified as a republican because you appreciate their support for traditional family values and their support for embracing of expressions of faith in the public square such as nativity scenes and school prayer. However now that you are a loyal republican you're being asked to support tax cuts for the wealthy, war or Internet service providers having the right to reduce your bandwidth whenever you watch Netflix because it competes with their cable TV division; which you are either neutral on or actually oppose.
    In the 30+ years I've been voting I've voted for more Republicans than Democrats, but I have voted for both. I also voted for Ross Perot and a few other Independents. I don't recall ever voting for a candidate who belonged to a party I 100% agree with or even voting for a candidate whose agenda I 100% agree with. In the end I have to choose the one i think will do the least harm and come closest to doing what I would do in that position.
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    Re: Have you supported a political agenda with which you disagree out of party loyalt

    no..... the founding principles of the declaration of independence, with the constitution guide me in my thoughts.

    to take a party side out of loyalty would mean.... i have to betray those principles and supreme law.

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