View Poll Results: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

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  • I vote straight ticket Democrat.

    4 7.84%
  • It's the GOP for me every time.

    2 3.92%
  • I vote the person, not the party.

    38 74.51%
  • They all suck, I don't vote (or some other answer).

    7 13.73%
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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You assume incorrectly. Try reading my post again and see where it is in any way suggesting what you try and claim.
    It was the only thing that made sense why you call me a failure in this thread, but now now I gather that's just the response that I should always expect from you. I know, I know, "victim card...blah blah...can't take responsibility...yada yada".

    And yes, I do know what straight party voting is, as is also apparent from my post. Reading Is Fundamental.
    I just wanted to be sure we were on the same page and that you were defending what I understood to be straight ticket voting and you're wrong, it's perfectly legit to criticize.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Criticizing straight-ticket voting has been a ploy by the GOP to win elections for many decades now, just as with whining with term limits.
    Except when GOPs get into office--then they forget about term-limiting themselves--up to seven Senate terms with some .
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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Criticizing straight-ticket voting has been a ploy by the GOP to win elections for many decades now, just as with whining with term limits.
    Except when GOPs get into office--then they forget about term-limiting themselves--up to seven Senate terms with some .


    So, straight ticket Democrat, no doubt.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So, straight ticket Democrat, no doubt. It must be nice to be so convinced that your side is just so infallable and it's always the GOP responsible for everything.
    And, do you vote straight ticket Republican?
    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I was trying to come up with the common complaint about both major parties. If you viewed that any other way or assumed that I meant that in a one sided way, the failure is actually yours. You do realize that straight ticket voting means you push that one button at the beginning of the ballot and everyone on that party benefits from that vote? You don't even look at the candidates name after that, so yeah, I think it's, at least, lazy. If I don't know either candidate, I don't vote for either, I don't blindly vote for the "R".
    That button you speak of was done away with in Illinois in the early 1990s when Repubs had control of our Legislature and Governor--so there's that.
    But we still have an open primary so I like that--I've voted in the GOP primary since 1972.

    I still lament GOP Gov. Ogilvie losing our 1972 governor's race.
    The next governor signed a bill from the dirty Chicago DEMs allowing the Legislature into my Pension fund when I was in college.
    I knew back then we would be in the deep **** we are now with my pension .
    You're Welcome .

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    And, do you vote straight ticket Republican?
    I do not. In fact, I helped a friend run for a local office as a Democrat (and win, I'm happy to say). In fact, I walked in a 4th of July parade for her and was approached by one of the old ladies I knew from the local GOP who told me, "Oh, you're with them now." Of course, the next election cycle, I helped another friend win as a Republican (very rare here), so I'm sure that lady thinks I'm a spy or something. Lol. I could have tried explaining to her that I knew my friend a long time and how she was legitimately much better than the other candidate, but that would have been a waste of time. Like NIMBY, all she saw was party and that's all that mattered.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    There are two kinds of straight ticket voters:

    1) People who vote for a party in order to vote against the other party.
    2) People who vote for a party because it most matches their own ideology.

    Though it might sometimes be difficult to discern between the two types, we can often see the difference here at DP. The first group I have no respect for... they are actually not voting FOR anything. They are just voting destructively. The second group I have no issue with. They are voting for the ideology that they match up with.

    As for me, it has depended. When I was much younger, I never voted for a major party, and in any major elections, I usually voted for myself, writing my name in. Later on, I tended to vote Democrat as Democrats come closest to supporting where I stand on many issues, though not all. Presently, it is somewhat mixed, especially when it comes to voting for someone in my state. Though Democrats are more likely to get my vote because they support the positions that I support, how well a candidate has done in his term of office carries a LOT of weight with me. For that reason, even though I said here at DP I never would, in the lat gubernatorial election, I voted for Chris Christie. He's done a good job, and even though there are a few things of which I disagree with him, I wanted to support him for the good work he's done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    When voting for tickets, sexual orientation doesn't come into it for me.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    [b]That button you speak of was done away with in Illinois in the early 1990s when Repubs had control of our Legislature and Governor--so there's that.
    That sounds excellent, good for them. No doubt you see it as a dastardly GOP plot, as you've already stated. It wouldn't happen here because the GOP is the one that benefits from it the most in this state. I'm assuming everyone defending it fully supports the other side benefitting from it just as much or more.
    But we still have an open primary so I like that--I've voted in the GOP primary since 1972.
    So do we and I like it too. My voting history here is pretty checkered, depending on who I know that's running.

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    Re: Are You a Straight Ticket Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    When voting for tickets, sexual orientation doesn't come into it for me.
    I vote that you get a ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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