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  • I tend to identify myself as a conservative or Republican and it defines me.

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  • I tend to identify myself as a conservative or Republican and it does not define me.

    3 13.04%
  • I tend to identify myself as a liberal or Democrat and it defines me

    2 8.70%
  • I tend to identify myself as a liberal or Democrat and it does not define me.

    7 30.43%
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    Does your political affiliation define you?

    I am just curious. Would you not be good friends with someone for being very conservative if you were very liberal or vice versa? Do you get disappointed in family members or friends for doing things or saying things that are politically at odds?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    Nope, I more or less forget about politics unless it's specifically mentioned, so it's not something I even consider about people.
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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    I am a conservative, and yes I think it defines me.
    Most people I know are liberal or they don't much care about politics. We just don't talk politics. One friend didn't really know what she was but we both figured her as liberal.(She liked Hillary) We found a good test online and she ended up a little to the right. She's the closest I have to a conservative friend, but I think she's moving more to the right all the time. She likes Palin's Alaska! Now if I could just get her to watch Fox :-) or any political shows for that matter.
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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    Not at all. I can't stand extremists in any shape or form, but I have friends of every political persuasion. I rarely discuss politics outside of DP.
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    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.

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    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: Does your political affiliation define you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Not at all. I can't stand extremists in any shape or form, but I have friends of every political persuasion. I rarely discuss politics outside of DP.
    Just to be clear whatever you most identify with on there unless you are independent or just do like any normal person is that isn't a sucker like most of us on here and identify with whoever is giving you the answers you like at the time.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Just to be clear whatever you most identify with on there unless you are independent or just do like any normal person is that isn't a sucker like most of us on here and identify with whoever is giving you the answers you like at the time.
    I'm not completely sure what you are saying. Can you clarify?
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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.
    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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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I'm not completely sure what you are saying. Can you clarify?
    Do you tend to side with dems, republicans, or do you dip into both pools usually?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    First of all I doubt seriously that many people define themselves as others define them.

    Next we are who we are because of the cumulative effect of every experience we have throughout life, and that final result can be altered in the blink of an eye by something as simple as a smile from a stranger.

    As people most at least semi-normal people see themselves in a better light than than others are going to, and that 's normal, but unless one has a problem and is obsessed with politics would anyone ever define who they are by what they do or group they identify with in one area or aspect of life.

    For example I could say I am a Poet, Father, Uncle, Musician, reporter, etc.

    But I would be wrong, because that is not who I am it's what I do or did, and not who I am.

    I am all these things rolled into a person who can be defined by anyone at any time as most anything but mostly I believe we are defined by how we treat others, what kind of person we are.

    Do we treat others with the same respect we expect of them, and are we honest in dealing with others and with ourselves, because this really helps define us.

    I would hate being defined only as a Conservative and I try not to define others but such a narrow description, and I know that first impressions can be 180 degrees off the mark.

    I rather enjoy being told by others that I'm a nice guy, don't mind at all being defined as such.Of course with all the hate and name calling being bounced around in here it all boils down to, do unto others period.

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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    I never had a political affiliation and I don't understand people who do. The issues are so complex, how can you possibly side the same way on them all?

    People who adhere so rigidly to their camp are a danger to politics in democracies, IMO. Flexible thinking is necessary to remain properly empowered.

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    Re: Does your political affiliation define you?

    Most of my friends have serious political differences with me. I can't imagine living in a world where it would be otherwise.

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