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    NotaryOne
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    Strongly independent/moderate, Every issue/candidate/circumstance is unique, and I evaluate them on their own merits, not a party affiliation. There are certainly good people, as well as absolute bozos, on both sides of the aisle.

    #316978

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

    #316979

    somertimeoh
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    joev wrote >>
    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, but I think moderates are good at running governments. I have a big crush on Olympia Snowe.

    Circa mid-70’s I hope!!

    You gotta stop creeping me out with this. I’m a New England Republican born in Texas :) I think that’s why I loved New Hampshire so much. Live Free or Die. Way better than Don’t Mess With Texas for a state slogan.

    #316980

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    on paper i suppose i would be a republican

    however… i disbelieve in political parties with a passion, and the “republican” party is a big contributing factor to this.

    (edit)
    oh… so i picked independant… but i really wish i coulda selected “none of the above”.

    #316981

    joev
    Participant

    @somer I’m probably a Rockafeller Republican, if those still existed. Nixon pushed them out to get the fundies on board :( I have absolutely no libertarian leanings, though. My slogan is more like: “Live free or why don’t you just let me help you with that.”

    #316982

    Hael
    Member

    I <3 with all my <3 the founding documents that created this country. We said ‘NO’ to tyranny then and we should continue to do so.

    Polices that promote dependancy on government and that expand the role government in our lives are poisonous.

    Registered Independent.

    #316983

    You may want to think about adding a ‘none of the above’ or ‘don’t know/doesn’t apply’ type option if you want to get more accurate data. Respondents who are not presented with a complete response set will either choose not to participate in the poll or will select an option that is not truly reflective of how they identify politically. Although, you wouldn’t want a bunch of ‘don’t know’ answers, it might be interesting to see how many of your respondents really don’t feel that they identify with any political party/category.

    #316984

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    joev wrote >>
    @somer I’m probably a Rockafeller Republican, if those still existed. Nixon pushed them out to get the fundies on board :( I have absolutely no libertarian leanings, though. My slogan is more like: “Live free or why don’t you just let me help you with that.”

    It’s not so much that I want YOU to die if you CAN’T live free. It’s that without my personal freedoms I don’t see the point. I think most Libertarians are whack jobs (not you John Ross *waves*) because unless you’re going to live on a commune those ideals, while admirable in theory, are absolute shit in practice.

    I think the New Deal was the greatest legislation ever passed to date (and will be until we figure out healthcare). I just think that for every “why don’t you just let me help you with that” person you have to have an “is there a more fiscally responsible way for us to do this” person. Add to that a “why don’t you just let me help you with that now and show you how to help yourself the next time it happens” person and I’m on board as long as it takes.

    #316985

    cc
    Member

    I think if Walker is hoping to use this to get Palin to pay for an ad for her book on CU, he is gonna be disappointed.

    #316986

    Kahiki
    Member

    I really detest the phrase “common sense”. It manages to be elitist and anti-intellectual at the same time, and often means very little.

    #316987

    cc
    Member

    Kahiki wrote >>
    I really detest the phrase “common sense”. It manages to be elitist and anti-intellectual at the same time, and often means very little.

    Umm, tell that to Thomas Paine.

    #316988

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    Kahiki wrote >>
    I really detest the phrase “common sense”. It manages to be elitist and anti-intellectual at the same time, and often means very little.

    too bad. what would you recommend i use instead to convey that i think commonsense should be a major player within both party’s policy formulation?

    #316989

    Kahiki
    Member

    What is your definition of the phrase?

    #316990

    Hael
    Member

    IMO, an example of common sense: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

    #316991

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    the knowledge and experience which most people allegedly have, or which the person using the term believes that they do or should have. i.e. – goodwill, etc.

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