Can a "Right Winger" be voted MOTD on Realjock?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 04, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    I had posted on a thread about "Vols" appreciation for his MOTD support yesterday... and I had said "it was an honor to be voted for or serve as MOTD on RJ.

    One of our "right leaning friends" here on RJ messaged me and said "easy for you to say, you lefties would never vote for us".

    Of course my response was to point out that one well known RJ republican had been voted MOTD several times and I consider him a friend... and that political views don't have a bearing, unless the guy becomes radical and rabid (either side of the aisle). I think we all should respect political views, especially if there is some flexibility and open mindedness. If the political focused RJ member responds by hurling "names" and creates a bunch of unnecessary drama, I'd probably not be inclined to vote for him, right winger or progressive.

    So.. the question is, would you be inclined to withhold your MOTD vote if the candidate didn't share the same political views as you hold... or is it really just a non factor?
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    Jun 04, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    I know what person you are talking about and I have voted for him myself. Generally however, liberal or conservative, I don't think those that are frequent posters in the political threads get voted motd. Those that do usually have some significant involvement in other type of threads besides politics. Liberals get voted motd more often by the numbers just because there are more of them here.
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    Jun 04, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    Everybody has his own ideas , opinions .
    Politics shouldn't influence our judgement , when it comes to vote for MOTD ...icon_sad.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jun 04, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    I thought it was against the TOS to vote for a Republican...
  • silverfox

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    Jun 04, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    I would be more apt to vote for a person with an opinion that I might not agree with than for someone with no opinion at all. My humble opinion.

    Not to decide, is to decide.

    Good thread Chris!

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    Jun 04, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    I nominate SB. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 04, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    I just vote based on pecs, other-than-USA representation, and a good smile. Your politics don't belong in my wet dreams.
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    Jun 04, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    A person's political beliefs do not define that person. I choose not to get so hung up on people's political beliefs because I have met and know amazing people who hold both leftist or rightist viewpoints. Its the way they act or who they are as a person that I either like or don't like