Political Party Identification

  • metta

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    Sep 24, 2012 7:53 AM GMT
    Pollster Trend

    i independent 34.3%
    D Democrat 33.7%
    R Republican 25.2%


    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/party-identification


    But I think more independents tend to be more conservative. However, there are many more options than 3 parties. I would guess that they included everyone that is not a R or D into I.
  • metta

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    Sep 24, 2012 7:59 AM GMT

    Independents lean more than they care to admit

    http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Independents-lean-more-than-they-care-to-admit-3887984.php
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    Sep 24, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    That never ending desire to label everyone.
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    Sep 24, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidThat never ending desire to label everyone.


    I think you have a mistaken assumption. The desire is to not a label but to understand thinking and predict actions .The label is not what is being sought.


    With the incorrect basic assumption what you are trying to assemble you put together the parts all wrong.




    The objective is to accurately predict.


    Why predict?


    Because a lot of money and unending effort is being expended continually to bring about a political effect , and only a fool spends money without as much information. as possible.

    Politics is the Art of the Possible. And the Art of Passive warfare.

    in war, intelligence (information) is vital to achieving your ends.


    It is a fool who imperils his troops by acting without information.
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    Sep 24, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    metta8 saidPollster Trend

    i independent 34.3%
    D Democrat 33.7%
    R Republican 25.2%


    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/party-identification


    But I think more independents tend to be more conservative. However, there are many more options than 3 parties. I would guess that they included everyone that is not a R or D into I.

    I don't think that's right. From what I've read about it, independents tend to be more liberal. Why? Because having spent 30 years demonizing the term liberal, some people find the label uncomfortable even though it reflects their core beliefs. Conservatives, on the other hand, for some reason I will never understand, take pride in their label. So if you really do "lean" conservative you are much more likely to openly call yourself one.


    Yes, we do!
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    Sep 24, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    I'm an independent for sure.
  • metta

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    Sep 24, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    Part of it is tribalism. Part of it has to do with the belief that conservatives believe, in theory (not behavior), that they are against waste and big government and anyone that is not conservative is for the opposite of that.

    They sure are big on wars and there is nothing more costly than that, in both dollars and lives.

    We really need to start working on paying for the wars that we have already been in. Personally, I would like to see a balance of the job bill and veterans job bill passed as well as cuts in government costs that don't harm those that cannot afford to be harmed, as well as increases in taxes for anyone that can afford it...possibly bringing the tax rates back to the Clinton era to do it. I don't think that we should just make cuts without trying to increase job growth. I don't want to see us spiral down from taking too much money too fast out of the economy.

    I don't see us ever being able to do this until our politicians are able to work together. Very sad thing to see. Because their behavior is hurting millions of people. Americans should be pissed off at the House of Representatives.
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    Sep 24, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    jprichva saidfreedomisntfree said
    Yes, we do!
    Why? It's nothing to be proud of.


    Don't forget, this is the man who brashly and repeatedly declared he would vote Santorum. Any real sense of pride (or dignity) clearly deserted him a long time ago.