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    michaelcoyote
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    Rockmastermike wrote >>
    I’ll freely admit that my political alignment can best be described as “fscking disgusted by both sides”.

    Hear Hear!

    #316963
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    kitoba wrote >>
    There’s really not a party for me. I would put myself in the independent category if you hadn’t lumped it together with moderate –I hate the mushy middle most of all.

    I actually meant that as Independent OR Moderate, and not Independent AND Moderate. At first was was going to call that last option “No Affiliation” but figured that might not be descriptive enough for most people.

    #316964

    lifeontwowheels
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    I have libetarian tendencies but largely identify as an independent. I was raised Republican to the point that I was campaigning for Bush in ’04 my first year in college. I lean right in many cases but have brief moments of almost being a liberal.

    I am very strongly for a small, limited government that provides the basic neccesities that can’t be produced sucessfully in the private sector-so defense, transportation/infrastructure and the like. I’m not a huge fan of social programs but recognize that there is some need. Would like to see some focus on actually helping people-feed a man a fish vs. teach a man kind of thing. Religion should stay out of politics, period. Strongly in favor of gay rights, against the death penalty, largely pro-life-would like to see more information and support of adoption, but ultimately it is the decision of the individual and not the goverment.

    #316965

    Brant
    Participant

    blammo wrote >>
    I haven’t been excited about a Dem or Rep candidate in a long time, and I don’t see it happening in the near future. The whole two-party thing is too freaking polarizing to me, and just seems to promote bickering rather than finding our common ground as Americans.

    I recommend proportional representation as an antidote to the two-party system.

    #316966

    von wrote >>
    right-leaning moderate. with a dash of common sense.

    Interesting choice of words ;)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/sarah-palin-tells-rush-li_b_361337.html

    #316967

    sjf
    Member

    I chose Independent thanks to Walker’s note that it was Independent OR moderate. While I’m philosophically a socialist, I probably apply that as socially responsible capitalism.

    #316968

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    i voted for Independent/Moderate, BUUUUUT, i am a registered republican – but a moderate one, hence my choice.

    #316969

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    It is interesting to see that so far NOBODY has identified as Republican but the majority of the respondents skews more moderate to conservative.

    #316970

    dru
    Participant

    von wrote i am a registered republican

    CU might yet get that lucrative banner ad from the Kasich campaign!

    #316971

    I would consider myself a moderate Republican, although I haven’t actually voted for a national Republican in a long time. I voted for Dole in ’96. I couldn’t bring myself to vote for Bush, so I voted libertarian in ’00 and for Kerry in ’04. I decided to go with Obama last year, but it remains to be seen whether I’ll support him again (although, I have nothing against him personally).

    I believe in as little government as possible, with the exception of defense and providing a reasonable safety net. I realize that we all have to pay taxes, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I think the government has no place in social issues, apart from ensuring that no one’s individual rights are violated. I’m a staunch advocate of the separation of church and state. I’m pro-civil rights, but opposed to affirmative action. I support equal rights for everyone, including gay marriage. I’m generally pro-choice (I prefer adoption, but who am I to say that a woman should not make her own choice). I’m opposed to the death penalty, for economic reasons (it’s cheaper to keep them in prison).

    Above all, I’d like to see more compromise in government. As student of history and political science, I think that what made the Founding Fathers geniuses is that they gave us a system designed to encourage compromise. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough compromise.

    #316972

    somertimeoh
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    Core_Models wrote >>

    von wrote >>
    right-leaning moderate. with a dash of common sense.

    Interesting choice of words ;)
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/sarah-palin-tells-rush-li_b_361337.html

    I hate to say it *and God I’m going to get flack for it*, but she’s better “off message” and candid. I think I’m starting to figure out that a lot of what I hated about her was McCain. Would I vote for her for President, no. Would I go to her book signing, no. Do I think she’s less of the devil than I did a year ago? Youbetcha. Ha!

    How I got to where I am today…

    I was raised to be independent, self-sufficient, hard working, etc. as most kids who grow up in rural areas, especially those with ag backgrounds. I was my daddy’s daughter and a card carrying member of the RNC for almost 20 years (14 years before I could vote!). The Christmas I was 8 or 9 all I asked for was my own subscription to the Limbaugh Letter (and my RNC membership renewed, of course). The year I got a Christmas card address to ME, not just the family, from Bush, Sr. and Barbara I thought my life was complete. Buried under the uniform of the rebellious teenager was a conservative like no other. But my party turned it’s back on people like me during the Clinton Admin. The Crazy Christian/war mongering agenda became more important than the core values of fiscal conservatism, limited government, and upholding the rights and freedoms we’ve been granted by the Constitution. When they get back on track I will too. When conservatives take back the party and ditch the ridiculous social agenda, I think it will be a force to reckon with. For now, it’s nothing I want to be a part of.

    I’m now going to run and hide so I don’t see the nasty emails I’m going to get from everyone I know.

    #316973
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    catnfiddle wrote >>
    It is interesting to see that so far NOBODY has identified as Republican but the majority of the respondents skews more moderate to conservative.

    somertimeoh summed up nicely my ( and others ) dissatisfaction with the Republican party.

    Perhaps that says more about how the current Republican party isn’t necessarily conservative?

    #316974

    Hael
    Member

    catnfiddle wrote >>
    It is interesting to see that so far NOBODY has identified as Republican but the majority of the respondents skews more moderate to conservative.

    Perhaps the poll should have asked “how are you registered to vote? options: Republican, Democrat, Independent.

    #316975

    joev
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    I’m currently registered as a Democrat, but have been registered as Republican before, and have voted for Ralph Nader. That is to say, I am a socialist who is pro-life in all its meanings. A lot of my personal views tend to be very liberal or very conservative (a lot more are very liberal), but I think moderates are good at running governments. I have a big crush on Olympia Snowe and I think Tim Ryan should run for Governor very soon.

    #316976

    Lyburnum
    Member

    Left, progressive, against neoliberal economics, pro single payer health care, etc. etc.

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