Thinking Outside Your Political Party

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    Aug 21, 2015 3:42 AM GMT
    Instructions:

    1) Name your political party affiliation
    2) List the issues your party supports that you don't agree with
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    Aug 21, 2015 2:21 PM GMT
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    the bad
    -its politics for sure but not a lot of bad really
    -i dont get paid to post troll here
  • bobbobbob

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    Aug 21, 2015 4:58 PM GMT


    1) Name your political party affiliation
    None

    2) List the issues your party supports that you don't agree with
    See above answer



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    Aug 21, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    Ummm, anybody want to actually contribute something to the thread? icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 21, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
    Democrat

    I guess I do not support Drones or the NSA. Obama just needs to issue some executive orders and get rid of the NSA spying on Americans and close Gitmo.
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    Aug 21, 2015 7:10 PM GMT
    Radd saidUmmm, anybody want to actually contribute something to the thread? icon_confused.gif


    Alright, I'm game

    REPUBLICAN (shocking isn't it)

    I'm pro-life, but not as absolutely so as several of the GOP candidates, but I can't really say where my line is. However, far more so in re: the death penalty, with exceptions, such as the Boston Bomber.
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    Aug 21, 2015 8:23 PM GMT
    Democrat but I loathe HRC.
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    Aug 21, 2015 10:03 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidDemocrat but I loathe HRC.


    http://www.hrc.org/

    ????
  • MarvinMartian

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    Aug 21, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    Labour
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 21, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
    Independent who loathes Hillary Clinton, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and Mike Huckabee.
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    I'm a Democrat only because there is no third party here to choose from.

    • Not sure how I feel about abortion, although I am definitely against them past the recommended time period

    • I do NOT believe in the communism bullshit where people think all the wealth must be distributed equally. You work hard, you make more money and it's yours to keep. Sit on your ass....you make shit. Seems fair to me.

    • I am against welfare as we have it in this country. I think you should be able to prove that you are disabled or have some other hardship to get it. And if you have a child while on welfare, it's cut off immediately. I also believe there should be a time limit as to how long you can receive financial aid.

    • I also hate HRC and most gay organizations.
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:22 PM GMT
    - Democratic party
    - though I like Hilary Clinton but lately I like Donald Trump too. I like his non-sense straightforward non-politician attitude. And believe it or not, I like some of his beliefs. But I think ultimately, I'd still vote Democrats.
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:41 PM GMT
    I'm a member of the Democratic Party, but I have a lot of positions that neither party leans heavily toward.

    Legalized gambling and bookmaking

    Gun background checks, licensing and insurance (same as for owning and driving a car)



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    Aug 22, 2015 3:07 AM GMT
    - White Party
    - They let too many minorities in.

    Oooooops. Wrong thread.

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  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 22, 2015 3:08 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    bon_pan saidDemocrat but I loathe HRC.


    http://www.hrc.org/

    ????


    Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • metta

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    Aug 22, 2015 5:04 AM GMT
    Green Party

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    I originally registered as a Republican. My dad took me to a GOP office next door to one of his offices to register to vote. The form was already checked Republican. At the time, I would have selected that anyways...growing up in a conservative home, with conservative parents, in a conservative city. Seriously, when I was a kid, Republican Governor George Deukmejian used to fly the State helicopter down to one of my neighbors housing complexes to visit family. My family was more of a Sagebrush (SouthWestern) type Republican...wanting low taxes and wanted the government to keep out of peoples business. They barely exist any more.

    I became disenchanted with the Republicans and wanted to change....I changed to Independent the year Ross Perot was running....and then I quickly realized that he was nuts. Nice charts...but he was nuts.

    So I did a more research and the only party that I could find that supported LGBT rights, including marriage equality, as well as supporting protecting the environment was the Green Party. I have been a member of the Green Party ever since. I don't really follow their platform closely. I didn't entirely agree with the platform. They go too far to the left on some issues. But that does not really matter. The Green Party does better in local elections. They have not really had any influence on a National Level. Over time, the Democrats slowly moved closer to what a lot of the things that I liked about the Green Party. But I don't plan on changing parties any time soon unless California could make a difference in helping Sanders.
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    Aug 22, 2015 5:09 AM GMT
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    Green Party

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    I originally registered as a Republican. My dad took me to a GOP office next door to one of his offices to register to vote. The form was already checked Republican. At the time, I would have selected that anyways...growing up in a conservative home, with conservative parents, in a conservative city. Seriously, when I was a kid, Republican Governor George Deukmejian used to fly the State helicopter down to one of my neighbors housing complexes to visit family. My family was more of a Sagebrush (SouthWestern) type Republican...wanting low taxes and wanted the government to keep out of peoples business. They barely exist any more.

    I became disenchanted with the Republicans and wanted to change....I changed to Independent the year Ross Perot was running....and then I quickly realized that he was nuts. Nice charts...but he was nuts.

    So I did a more research and the only party that I could find that supported LGBT rights, including marriage equality, as well as supporting protecting the environment was the Green Party. I have been a member of the Green Party ever since. I don't really follow their platform closely. I didn't entirely agree with the platform. They go too far to the left on some issues. Over time, the Democrats slowly moved closer to what a lot of the things that I liked about the Green Party. But I don't plan on changing parties any time soon unless California could make a difference in helping Sanders.


    "type Republican...wanting low taxes and wanted the government to keep out of peoples business. They barely exist any more."

    The hell we don't. We're very much here.
  • oldfart

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    Aug 22, 2015 6:24 AM GMT
    Libertarian:
    1. Too much privatization (there really are some "public" goods)
    2. Accepting ANY $ from the Koch brothers
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    Aug 22, 2015 6:26 AM GMT
    bon_pan saidDemocrat but I loathe HRC.

    Please elaborate.
  • bobbobbob

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    Aug 22, 2015 2:18 PM GMT


    bon_pan saidDemocrat but I loathe HRC.



    Then please accept this (((((bon_pan))))) hug.

    I wish the Democratic party would go back to being a democratic party.
  • bobbobbob

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    Aug 22, 2015 2:41 PM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early saidI'm a member of the Democratic Party, but I have a lot of positions that neither party leans heavily toward.

    Legalized gambling and bookmaking

    Gun background checks, licensing and insurance (same as for owning and driving a car)


    Yeh.... legalized gambling and bookmaking.

    Let's give a round of applause for more of the behavior that has historically sucked the income out of lower class families who end up bitching whining and moaning about not making enough to buy diapers and cheerios.

    And in the meantime...
    Let's waste a bunch of time in a debate about any mother fucker without a drivers license or insurance driving like he owns the road after he's guzzled a bottle of Henessey.
  • peterstrong

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    Aug 22, 2015 3:09 PM GMT
    political independent - my top favorite candidates of this crop are

    BERNIE SANDERS #1
    RAND PAUL #2
    MARTIN O'MALLEY #3


    most important issues :

    global climate change - end all fossil fuel subsidies
    label GMO and end conventional agriculture subsidies
    end patriot act
    end citizens united SC ruling
    single payer healthcare or at least a public option
    end the drug war / legalize marijuana & all drugs
    empty jails out non-violent crimes, create other civil penalties for that sort of crime / reserve more time and space for violent criminals
    end the prison industrial complex - prison time must be for public well being not private profits
    fund head start and planned parenthood
    reforming wall street and big banks
    free public education thru college graduation
    reparations for slavery - end food deserts & create zero interest loans for education, homes, or businesses




    * so before all the so called fiscal conservatives here pile on about added govt. costs / fund anything new here with savings from all the cuts proposed, and get any other additional needed funds from defense cuts. We have now spent a trillion on the drug war and it didnt work / we have now and will spend trillions on Iraq and Afghan wars and the vet benefits for 30K maimed and dying vets, as we speak.
    If we could go to war on borrowed $ we could borrow $ to fund our own well being, rather than that of defense contractors.

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    Aug 22, 2015 3:36 PM GMT
    Please read the OP before responding. The question is "in what ways do you DISAGREE with your party.
  • peterstrong

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    Aug 22, 2015 3:38 PM GMT
    if one is an independent voter - one has no party - just disagreements and ideas about how to fix the whole system icon_idea.gif

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    Aug 22, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    peterstrong saidif one is an independent voter - one has no party - just disagreements and ideas about how to fix the whole system icon_idea.gif




    True that. icon_smile.gif