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J Diddy
09-15-2008, 08:09 PM
Just curious what percentage of this forum is Democrat, Republican, or Independent,

Poll to follow.

HolmeZz
09-15-2008, 08:10 PM
Just a liberal.

Logical
09-15-2008, 08:11 PM
Just be aware you will need to bump this over 2 to 3 days to get most everyone that posts in DC

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 08:11 PM
Just be aware you will need to bump this over 2 to 3 days to get most everyone that posts in DC

check

banyon
09-15-2008, 08:12 PM
Your poll will net a lot of the fake independents.

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 08:16 PM
Your poll will net a lot of the fake independents.

for my purpose that is acceptable

Cave Johnson
09-15-2008, 08:31 PM
Your poll will net a lot of the fake independents.

Like "Fair and Balanced" Roy?

Sully
09-15-2008, 08:32 PM
Liberal, but I haven't signed up as a Dem. I don't agree with everything they do... though I typically vote that way.

Der Flöprer
09-15-2008, 08:34 PM
Independent was my best option. If loathsome had been available I'd have gladly picked it.

banyon
09-15-2008, 08:35 PM
Independent was my best option. If loathsome had been available I'd have gladly picked it.

BTW I would not count you among the "fake" contingent.

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-15-2008, 08:40 PM
Uber-lib.

InChiefsHell
09-15-2008, 08:45 PM
Conservative trapped in a Republican body...

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 08:48 PM
Conservative trapped in a Republican body...

ROFL

memyselfI
09-15-2008, 08:54 PM
Partyless liberal.

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 08:58 PM
Partyless liberal.


for the purpose of this poll that would fall in the independent category

Cannibal
09-15-2008, 08:59 PM
I am a registered Independent. But have voted Dem for Prez in the last 2 elections and intend to do so again this time around.

The Right Wing Party has f()cked sh!t up so bad, that I really don't think the country can stand it for another 4 years. Hopefully the Dems will pick enough seats to have veto override power.

banyon
09-15-2008, 09:12 PM
for the purpose of this poll that would fall in the independent category

They don't want her either.

NewChief
09-15-2008, 09:12 PM
Just a liberal. I'm not always particularly happy with the Dems, but it's usually the only viable option that most closely matches my politics.

CHIEF4EVER
09-15-2008, 09:16 PM
COnservative but no party affiliation.

KCJohnny
09-15-2008, 09:24 PM
Not much of a "forum" with just 3 Republicans.
KCJ
Proud member of the GOP for 22 years

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 09:25 PM
Not much of a "forum" with just 3 Republicans.
KCJ
Proud member of the GOP for 22 years

there's more, the others are just hiding

:p

Logical
09-15-2008, 09:34 PM
Not much of a "forum" with just 3 Republicans.
KCJ
Proud member of the GOP for 22 yearsI would guess that Roy has voted independent and he is a Republican. Several people think of them as liberal or conservative and probably wont vote but will post their affiliation in posts.

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 09:36 PM
I would guess that Roy has voted independent and he is a Republican. Several people think of them as liberal or conservative and probably wont vote but will post their affiliation in posts.


yes in retrospect I should have went independent-leaning conservative or independent leaning liberal

dirk digler
09-15-2008, 09:39 PM
Independent

Voted for Gore in 2000, Bush in 04 and will vote for Obama in 08

I lean left on social\domestic issues and lean right on national security\foreign policy with a few exceptions like illegal immigration which I am hardcore\militant right

eazyb81
09-15-2008, 09:39 PM
Neither blue nor red. The only color I care about is green.

ChiTown
09-15-2008, 09:40 PM
there's more, the others are just hiding

:p

I went with Republican, although I have STRONG Libertarian leanings.

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 09:44 PM
I went with Republican, although I have STRONG Libertarian leanings.


Yeah, I kinda limited the options available but was looking at it more as a "the day you vote, who you vote for is your party affiliation as pertains to this poll" kind of thing

obviously didn't think the options/wording all the way through

DaneMcCloud
09-15-2008, 09:56 PM
Registered Independent.

Will vote Obama in 2008.
Voted Kerry in 2004.
Bush in 2000
Dole in 1996
Bush in 1992
Bush in 1988
Reagan in 1984

StcChief
09-15-2008, 10:24 PM
Your poll will net a lot of the fake independents.
sold...but Centrist wasn't an option.

Frankie
09-15-2008, 10:30 PM
Your poll will net a lot of the fake independents.

And at least ONE fake Democrat.

"Welcome baaaack...."

;)

Little Bigfoot
09-15-2008, 10:30 PM
Non-voting independent. Neither option is acceptable in this election.

Frankie
09-15-2008, 10:35 PM
for the purpose of this poll that would fall in the independent category

She's a Dem. Just an angry one for now. I understand why she is angry too and I don't blame her. The same reason I was angry at first. My initial anger has morphed into just disapointment and I still see the other side dangerous for this country. So my vote is already decided on.

Silock
09-15-2008, 10:39 PM
I'm a registered Republican.

Voted Bush in 2000 and 2004 (mistake, I admit).
Will not be voting Republican in this election, and maybe never again if they don't clean up the party.

alanm
09-15-2008, 10:39 PM
there's more, the others are just hiding

:p
That would be the silent majority. :)

Frankie
09-15-2008, 10:39 PM
Registered Independent.

Will vote Obama in 2008.
Voted Kerry in 2004.
Bush in 2000
Dole in 1996
Bush in 1992
Bush in 1988
Reagan in 1984

Beautiful! The evolution of a (formerly) lost soul. May you be the role for many a lost soul on this forum.
:thumb:

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 10:40 PM
Registered Independent.

Will vote Obama in 2008.
Voted Kerry in 2004.
Bush in 2000
Dole in 1996
Bush in 1992
Bush in 1988
Reagan in 1984


I disagree with you until 2004

Frankie
09-15-2008, 10:41 PM
I'm a registered Dem. But I don't care for extremism on either side. I am slightly to the left of the center, because that's where the heart is.

pr_capone
09-15-2008, 10:43 PM
Fiscally Conservative
Socially Liberal

Independent

Mr Luzcious
09-15-2008, 10:43 PM
I'm registered as a Republican but I won't be voting that way.

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 10:43 PM
I'm a registered Dem. But I don't care for extremism on either side. I am slightly to the left of the center, because that's where the heart is.

as am I

but pretty much follow the party line in regards to voting

KILLER_CLOWN
09-15-2008, 11:08 PM
Conservative forced to independent, voting for JESUS we need the real Savior.

SBK
09-15-2008, 11:09 PM
Your poll will net a lot of the fake independents.

This.

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 11:18 PM
This.


Quality post.

:whackit:

Jenson71
09-15-2008, 11:20 PM
Conservative-left wing Independent. I haven't made up my mind on who to vote for yet. There's some good and some bad in all of them.

J Diddy
09-15-2008, 11:21 PM
The one thing I'm seeing is alot of undecided. Which rebukes the theory that this board is all decided.

chiefforlife
09-15-2008, 11:52 PM
Republican, voting Democrat, for the first time in my life. (Age 41)

Friendo
09-15-2008, 11:54 PM
Republican, voting Democrat, for the first time in my life. (Age 41)

when did you come to that decision?

chiefforlife
09-16-2008, 12:06 AM
when did you come to that decision?

Since Obama became a finalist for the nomination.
I have had enough, we arent doing anything to help our own country, selling it off piece by piece. We need REAL change. "You can put lipstick on a pig but its still a pig." As they say.

BucEyedPea
09-16-2008, 12:51 AM
I'm a Republican who is a former Democrat who wishes to be Independent but is trapped in a closed primary state but who leans libertarian. :D

ClevelandBronco
09-16-2008, 01:24 AM
Conservative trapped in a Republican body...

That's the best answer possible.

ClevelandBronco
09-16-2008, 01:26 AM
Republican, voting Democrat, for the first time in my life. (Age 41)

Did you get laid off or something?

Logical
09-16-2008, 01:27 AM
Conservative-left wing Independent. I haven't made up my mind on who to vote for yet. There's some good and some bad in all of them.
What the heck is a conservative-left wing independent does it = CONFUSED?

ClevelandBronco
09-16-2008, 01:30 AM
What the heck is a conservative-left wing independent does it = CONFUSED?

It equals Illogical.

DaneMcCloud
09-16-2008, 01:31 AM
I disagree with you until 2004

Me too

Guru
09-16-2008, 03:35 AM
conservative but don't consider myself any of the above and am not registered as anything BUT a voter.

tiptap
09-16-2008, 07:02 AM
Scientific Democratic Liberal.

chiefforlife
09-16-2008, 08:14 AM
Did you get laid off or something?


Yes, from the Republican party. They are having a Reduction In Force.

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 08:21 AM
What the heck is a conservative-left wing independent does it = CONFUSED?

it's kinda like a sad happy puppy

or a shiny dull rainbow

patteeu
09-16-2008, 08:32 AM
Republican, voting Democrat, for the first time in my life. (Age 41)

But let's not be confused about this. A switch from a mildly business-friendly Republican liberal to a mildly business-friendly democrat liberal isn't huge. :shrug:

:p

patteeu
09-16-2008, 08:34 AM
The one thing I'm seeing is alot of undecided. Which rebukes the theory that this board is all decided.

I voted "Independent" because my vote is always up for grabs between the Republicans and the conservative 3rd parties, but I'll be voting for McCain in November.

BigChiefFan
09-16-2008, 08:43 AM
I would think you have to be a REGISTERED INDEPENDENT to be able to claim being an independent.

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 08:47 AM
I voted "Independent" because my vote is always up for grabs between the Republicans and the conservative 3rd parties, but I'll be voting for McCain in November.


What I'm seeing thus far of this poll is this:

the amount of staunch republicans and staunch democrats is just about equal, however there are quite a few folk that would vote for either party if the candidate was right or vote for a 3rd party

yet again I wish I would have added specifics to the Independent category

I apologize for lumping you all in together

Jenson71
09-16-2008, 09:02 AM
Currently, I'm a registered Democrat because I had to do that in order to vote for the primaries here in town over city council members. I wanted to vote for one of the Democratic candidates I knew would have been a great addition. Unfortunately, he lost and wasn't in the election.

Frankie
09-16-2008, 09:17 AM
as am I

but pretty much follow the party line in regards to voting
I have been too. But that's because a non-Democrat has not given me any reason to vote for him. Someday maybe that will happen.

BigCatDaddy
09-16-2008, 09:19 AM
1/3 independents my ass.

Frankie
09-16-2008, 09:20 AM
Did you get laid off or something?

No, he stayed at the Holiday Inn Express.

BigChiefFan
09-16-2008, 09:20 AM
1/3 independents my ass.

That's why it would be interesting to see who are REGISTERED INDEPENDENTS.

BucEyedPea
09-16-2008, 09:55 AM
1/3 independents my ass.

Why not? You can still plot an Indy on the political spectrum.
Some are on the right, some very liberal and some in the middle.
Being Independent just means not affiliated with a party.
It doesn't mean their stands can't lean a certain way.

BucEyedPea
09-16-2008, 09:57 AM
But let's not be confused about this. A switch from a mildly business-friendly Republican liberal to a mildly business-friendly democrat liberal isn't huge. :shrug:

You mean the private business/govt fascist mix where markets are guaranteed via govt for the public good? ( like privatized SS and Prescription drug benefits, F/F bailout) That kind of mildly business friendly? National socialists versus int'l socialists is what our choice is. Hmmmm.....

chiefforlife
09-16-2008, 10:03 AM
But let's not be confused about this. A switch from a mildly business-friendly Republican liberal to a mildly business-friendly democrat liberal isn't huge. :shrug:

:p

I knew that was coming...:D

The Liberal part is new to me, contrary to popular belief. I usually lean much more conservative but I dont have a candidate for that.
I just feel that Obama is truly the best overall candidate for America, at this time.:clap:

patteeu
09-16-2008, 10:03 AM
You mean the private business/govt fascist mix where markets are guaranteed via govt for the public good? ( like privatized SS and Prescription drug benefits, F/F bailout) That kind of mildly business friendly? National socialists versus int'l socialists is what our choice is. Hmmmm.....

Not really. No, I mean the kind of mildly business friendly that doesn't call for punitive business taxation.

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 03:58 PM
bump for anyone who hasn't seen it

appears there are more republicans here than dems though

Programmer
09-16-2008, 04:02 PM
bump for anyone who hasn't seen it

appears there are more republicans here than dems though

If you honestly believe that you would have made the poll public.

As I read it there are 51 non Republicans and 24 Republicans.

How many of the votes came from multiple logins? You don't know because it's an annonymus poll.

BIG_DADDY
09-16-2008, 04:07 PM
Libertarian

InChiefsHell
09-16-2008, 04:08 PM
bump for anyone who hasn't seen it

appears there are more republicans here than dems though

Not in the DC forum, at least so it seems. Either that or the dems are just a little louder...of course I'm sure they feel the same way the other way so...

...WTF is an independant anyway? Seriously, I remember when Ross Perot was running as an Independant, I voted twice for him cuz I was young and idealistic, and he seemed more Republican to me than Dole or Bush. Then the opposite was true with Nader. So, Independants are basically people who are not Repubs or Dems, not necessarily Liberal or Conservative.

In other words, I'd bet that many indepedants on this board are as far away from each other in thier ideology as can be, yet they are both "independant".

...I don't even know if all that made any sense...

RJ
09-16-2008, 04:09 PM
I'm registered democrat, mainly because if I register independent I won't be able to vote in the primaries of either party. I don't want to miss those as the primaries are often the true deciding votes of our local elections.

RJ
09-16-2008, 04:10 PM
Not in the DC forum, at least so it seems. Either that or the dems are just a little louder...of course I'm sure they feel the same way the other way so...

...WTF is an independant anyway? Seriously, I remember when Ross Perot was running as an Independant, I voted twice for him cuz I was young and idealistic, and he seemed more Republican to me than Dole or Bush. Then the opposite was true with Nader. So, Independants are basically people who are not Repubs or Dems, not necessarily Liberal or Conservative.

In other words, I'd bet that many indepedants on this board are as far away from each other in thier ideology as can be, yet they are both "independant".

...I don't even know if all that made any sense...



I think that makes perfect sense.

dirk digler
09-16-2008, 04:16 PM
If you honestly believe that you would have made the poll public.

As I read it there are 51 non Republicans and 24 Republicans.

How many of the votes came from multiple logins? You don't know because it's an annonymus poll.

He was talking about Republicans vs Democrats

Do you bitch about everything? Geez...

You could flip the script and say there is 54 non Democrats and 24 Republicans.

dirk digler
09-16-2008, 04:18 PM
That's why it would be interesting to see who are REGISTERED INDEPENDENTS.

In MO you can't register by party it is an open state.

Silock
09-16-2008, 04:20 PM
I would think you have to be a REGISTERED INDEPENDENT to be able to claim being an independent.

You don't have to be registered with a 3rd party to vote for them.

I'm not voting Republican, yet I'm a registered Republican.

Programmer
09-16-2008, 04:21 PM
He was talking about Republicans vs Democrats

Do you bitch about everything? Geez...

You could flip the script and say there is 54 non Democrats and 24 Republicans.

You are looking for things that aren't there. Read what people said about their independent status.

I do not believe that there are more republicans on this website, especially that visit this forum on a regular basis.

Create a new poll and make it public so you can see who claims what party. I bet the outcome will be vastly different.

Silock
09-16-2008, 04:21 PM
Why not? You can still plot an Indy on the political spectrum.
Some are on the right, some very liberal and some in the middle.
Being Independent just means not affiliated with a party.
It doesn't mean their stands can't lean a certain way.

That's because the vast majority of Americans aren't Liberal or Conservative. Most of us fall squarely in the middle.

Silock
09-16-2008, 04:22 PM
bump for anyone who hasn't seen it

appears there are more republicans here than dems though

I voted in the poll that I'm republican, but as anyone can see by my posts, I am NOT a McCain supporter and will not be voting for him. I'm much more librarian (lolz). I won't be returning to vote for the Republicans until they let go of the ultra religious right.

So, doesn't that skew the poll results somewhat?

dirk digler
09-16-2008, 04:23 PM
You are looking for things that aren't there. Read what people said about their independent status.

I do not believe that there are more republicans on this website, especially that visit this forum on a regular basis.

Create a new poll and make it public so you can see who claims what party. I bet the outcome will be vastly different.

It can fall either way. Patteeu stated he was an independent.

IMO it is probably fairly equal just like the country is.

Programmer
09-16-2008, 04:24 PM
It can fall either way. Patteeu stated he was an independent.

IMO it is probably fairly equal just like the country is.

Repeat the poll as a public poll and find out.

dirk digler
09-16-2008, 04:24 PM
I voted in the poll that I'm republican, but as anyone can see by my posts, I am NOT a McCain supporter and will not be voting for him. I'm much more librarian (lolz). I won't be returning to vote for the Republicans until they let go of the ultra religious right.

So, doesn't that skew the poll results somewhat?

He didn't ask who you were voting for..:shrug:

dirk digler
09-16-2008, 04:26 PM
Repeat the poll as a public poll and find out.

Go for it

banyon
09-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Go for it

Probably needs to be done by a poster who isn't on most people's ignore lists to generate some more accurate results.

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 04:56 PM
Probably needs to be done by a poster who isn't on most people's ignore lists to generate some more accurate results.

who's ignore list am I on?

Programmer
09-16-2008, 04:56 PM
Probably needs to be done by a poster who isn't on most people's ignore lists to generate some more accurate results.

You can't be talking about me, I get too many hateful responses, even at that you post about 70% of all of the hate on the board.

Go ahead and make the poll.

The outcome will not be the same.

Programmer
09-16-2008, 04:57 PM
who's ignore list am I on?

Don't play dumb.






Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuse MEEEE, you aren't playing are you?

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 04:58 PM
You can't be talking about me, I get too many hateful responses, even at that you post about 70% of all of the hate on the board.

Go ahead and make the poll.

The outcome will not be the same.

should we do a poll to see who the most hateful poster is

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 04:59 PM
Don't play dumb.






Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuse MEEEE, you aren't playing are you?

seeing as how you're the only person on here I don't get along with and you don't have me on ignore

:shrug:

Silock
09-16-2008, 05:20 PM
who's ignore list am I on?

Mine.

Wait... shit!

Programmer
09-16-2008, 05:25 PM
should we do a poll to see who the most hateful poster is

You've already done it.

Tell me what you gained from it?

You don't like the way I post? Don't respond. It's really a simple answer to your problem.

Programmer
09-16-2008, 05:26 PM
seeing as how you're the only person on here I don't get along with and you don't have me on ignore

:shrug:

Using an ignore function is nothing more than being a coward.

If I don't like what you say or I don't care what you are talking about I simply don't reply.

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 05:36 PM
Don't play dumb.






Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuse MEEEE, you aren't playing are you?

Using an ignore function is nothing more than being a coward.

If I don't like what you say or I don't care what you are talking about I simply don't reply.

so why would you act surprised, I pretty much get along with everyone

the only reason I clash with you is that if you disagree the slightest you go to slinging poop,

imo, screaming louder than the other person doesn't make you any more right

Earthling
09-16-2008, 08:05 PM
Democrat who wishes a third party ticket had a prayer.

bango
09-16-2008, 09:17 PM
I chose the Independent Selection. Democrats regulate too much. Republicans are catching up with them as far as the regulating goes. I used to vote for both. I was never just one or the other. I am more Libertarian than Authoritarian. I just do not completely agree with them either. I do agree more with them than I do with any other party. That is why I vote more for them anymore. I agree more with the personal freedom that they try to champion. I am not completely sold on allowing business to regulate itself or to just let the market do it. I do agree with a heck of a a lot less regulation on it and most matters. Economic freedom does allow more personal liberty. It seems like today the parties are no longer easy to tell apart. The Republicans have either had greed and power liberalize them or they were just playing the religious right all of these years. The only things that I see that are less alike between these two major parties are the Dems might spend a little more and actually raise taxes in order to do it. The Repubs might start more wars. I do haev to doubt that if McCain is elected and does not have Congree that he will be able to invade anyone. I also hate to say it, but it does seem that most news sources are more for Democrats than for Republicans and the Repubs can get away with less. I still do not feel that is enough to vote for me to cast my vote for McCain. It would still feel dirty. I just can not figure out the corrupt bureaucrat that should have my vote.

Programmer
09-16-2008, 09:23 PM
so why would you act surprised, I pretty much get along with everyone

the only reason I clash with you is that if you disagree the slightest you go to slinging poop,

imo, screaming louder than the other person doesn't make you any more right

And you don't ? I think you need to check your posts before you continue to sling your poop.

J Diddy
09-16-2008, 10:45 PM
And you don't ? I think you need to check your posts before you continue to sling your poop.


ok, thanks for bringing that to my attention:rolleyes:

patteeu
09-17-2008, 09:49 AM
Using an ignore function is nothing more than being a coward.

If I don't like what you say or I don't care what you are talking about I simply don't reply.

That's silly. Ignoring someone is not cowardly. Using the ignore feature isn't the only way to ignore, but I don't have a problem with those who find it useful. It would be nice if you could ignore some of the people who get you riled up the most and it would be nice if they could ignore you instead of using you as the permanent ball carrier in a game of smear the queer.

patteeu
09-17-2008, 09:51 AM
I chose the Independent Selection. Democrats regulate too much. Republicans are catching up with them as far as the regulating goes. I used to vote for both. I was never just one or the other. I am more Libertarian than Authoritarian. I just do not completely agree with them either. I do agree more with them than I do with any other party. That is why I vote more for them anymore. I agree more with the personal freedom that they try to champion. I am not completely sold on allowing business to regulate itself or to just let the market do it. I do agree with a heck of a a lot less regulation on it and most matters. Economic freedom does allow more personal liberty. It seems like today the parties are no longer easy to tell apart. The Republicans have either had greed and power liberalize them or they were just playing the religious right all of these years. The only things that I see that are less alike between these two major parties are the Dems might spend a little more and actually raise taxes in order to do it. The Repubs might start more wars. I do haev to doubt that if McCain is elected and does not have Congree that he will be able to invade anyone. I also hate to say it, but it does seem that most news sources are more for Democrats than for Republicans and the Repubs can get away with less. I still do not feel that is enough to vote for me to cast my vote for McCain. It would still feel dirty. I just can not figure out the corrupt bureaucrat that should have my vote.

Good post (except for the part about Republicans starting more wars, wtf?).

bango
09-17-2008, 06:17 PM
Good post (except for the part about Republicans starting more wars, wtf?).

I could be wrong, but I feel that they think that any problem that happens that is not on our shores needs military intervention. I do wonder if it will be quite some time before they can even think about it with all that has happened over Iraq. I really doubt that the Dems would ever considering voting for another war even if we were attacked again.