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Thread: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am pretty sure that is not his point.
    Wasn't taking him literally.
    (just making the point that I think we all consider ourselves Americans too but that doesn't stop us from having finer delineations as well.

    Example:
    When I'm on foot...I'm a Pedestrian American. (but most of the time I'm just a simple Satan American!
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I agree that we need to stop supporting the lesser of two evils. Being slightly less pro big government than the other guy isn't good enough for anyone who really believes in libertarian ideals. I did vote LP in the main election in '08 and probably will continue to do so in the forseeable future, but I refuse to join the party or call myself a member of it due to their doctrine.
    I don't even look at a party as containing any intrinsic doctrine, 2 members of the same party can be further ideologically apart than 2 members of opposing parties.

    What matters is that the 2 main parties each have a large-scale apparatus for raising campaign funds and name recognition already in place. I believe it is a mistake to abandon a party because it nominates a candidate you dislike because the actual party is just a shell...they run whoever they think can win. Voting for other party's candidates (even though they are much better than the main parties' choices) is effectively disenfranchising yourself.

    It is a better strategy to try to get politicians who would normally be considered 3rd party into the main-stream, where they can effectively run. I'm a republican, and I feel that many changes need to be made to the party (especially in the system of primary elections); but I would rather try to force a change within one of the 2 effective parties than join an ineffective one (even though they may run better candidates, they don't win elections).

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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    I don't feel disenfranchised at all. I was able to record my disdain for Obama and McCain by voting for neither of them. I'm not asking for a perfect candidate who agrees with me on everything. But I do want a candidate that is at least in the same zip code as my beliefs. My vote is an endorsement and neither one of the '08 nominees were worthy of my endorsement.

    As for what I hope to achieve, Republicans have for far too long taken for granted the libertarian vote. They offer us some lip service, but have never delivered. Its funny to recall but Bush ran on in 2000 on a platform of fiscal conservativism and a humble foriegn policy. We got neither. Since the Republicans cannot or will not deliver on the promises they make to libertarian leaning voters, libertarian voters should take their votes elsewhere.

    If the Republicans can make real changes and move back to the platform they claim to uphold, then I'll consider rejoining their ranks. Not until then.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Ok, that is it! I want your Democrat card, and I want it now! You sir are banished.
    I was young, naive and stupid......the one vote that I deeply deeply regret.
    I'm utterly ashamed to admit that I ever voted for Reagan. But I grew up and learned the error of my ways.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Where's the option for "I reject your false dichotomy and refuse to participate in your irrational system"?

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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    I am a Constitutionalist, but registered Republican (So I can vote in the Primary's.)

    For the most part I am a moderate and lean right and left depending on the issue.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    So far.....out of 36 poll respondents, only 5 are identifying themselves as Republicans, & I don't think DP is a bastion of liberal voters.
    While this is not a scientific study by any means, I do think it's a decent indication of the trouble today's GOP has in trying to win future national elections.
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    So far.....out of 36 poll respondents, only 5 are identifying themselves as Republicans, & I don't think DP is a bastion of liberal voters.
    While this is not a scientific study by any means, I do think it's a decent indication of the trouble today's GOP has in trying to win future national elections.
    Because many of the most die-hard Republicans on this site are too embarassed to admit it and now call themselves "Libertarians".
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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Registered Republican when I was 18. Registered Independent as of 2006. Depending on how the next few years go will likely be switching back to Republican. Definitely identify with the right far more than the left.

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    Re: What Political Party Would You Consider Yourself Now A Member Of?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Because many of the most die-hard Republicans on this site are too embarassed to admit it and now call themselves "Libertarians".
    I agree with that opinion, & while most of them will undoubtedly vote GOP over Democrat in future elections, the fact that they don't really support the GOP does not bode well for the future of the Republican party.
    Until the GOP wakes up & realizes that their party now does not even represent most conservatives, I think their numbers (& donations) will just keep dropping every election.

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