Political Party?

Which political party do you support?

  • Democrat

    Votes: 9 34.6%
  • Republican

    Votes: 9 34.6%
  • Independent

    Votes: 5 19.2%
  • Other (specify)

    Votes: 3 11.5%

  • Total voters
    26

Villain11

Katniss <3
I don't want this to turn into a political flamewar, I'm just curious.

I'm a Republican.
 

Weasel

Donkey Kong
Retired Forum Mod
Mason said:
I'm usually pretty liberal... er... democratic.
That.

However, I can't stand the "herp derp obama is a secret socialist muslim" people.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
I like the "Right" Party.
Here it's Left, Right, or Purple (with didn't turn out into a success).
I like PVV's leader: Geert Wilders.
If you follow him on Twitter, or something like that, you'll see he's not as racist as many people say.
In fact, he's just a really tough man, which wants more security and freedom to the country, that what I like.

Left = Social.
Right = Work.
Purple = Between Left and Right.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
>>Villian11
You mean the Wilders part, or the Left/Right/Purple part?
It's from the Dutch political party thing.
I only know the names "Republic" and "Democrate" from the Obama vs McCain battle.
 

Toad48

Dry Bowser
Spyro the Legendary Dragon said:
I said other. I just vote for whoever is better and don't really care about the elephants and donkeys
Me too. If I had to chose I would be Republican so I voted for that.
 

Super Mario Bros.

Oh boy! Haha!
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
I am a staunch independent and will proudly be an independent voter when I register. I feel that the ideas behind political parties were great and all (they tried to unite people with similar views so that they could get work done), but political parties have done nothing but divide the United States of America, and it won't get any better. In fact, I feel it just keeps getting worse and worse.

Sadly, politics is not about the content of a candidate's character anymore. It's about their political party and who can take control of the presidency and Congress and the courts. These party-line votes in Congress simply show that political parties is the only thing that really matters to our politicians these days.

It won't cut it when the Republicans and Democrats wake up in 50 years and realize that America has been utterly crippled by political factions and parties. They need to wake up soon, be it this year with the new Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate, or in 2012... They need to look past the fact that they are registered as a Republican or a Democrat and realize that they are, more importantly, Americans.
 

2257

Star Spirit
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Retired Wiki Staff
McDonalds Bros. said:
I am a staunch independent and will proudly be an independent voter when I register. I feel that the ideas behind political parties were great and all (they tried to unite people with similar views so that they could get work done), but political parties have done nothing but divide the United States of America, and it won't get any better. In fact, I feel it just keeps getting worse and worse.

Sadly, politics is not about the content of a candidate's character anymore. It's about their political party and who can take control of the presidency and Congress and the courts. These party-line votes in Congress simply show that political parties is the only thing that really matters to our politicians these days.

It won't cut it when the Republicans and Democrats wake up in 50 years and realize that America has been utterly crippled by political factions and parties. They need to wake up soon, be it this year with the new Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate, or in 2012... They need to look past the fact that they are registered as a Republican or a Democrat and realize that they are, more importantly, Americans.
This. The best thing you could possibly do if you found yourself time traveling in The United States of 1787 would be to ensure a constitutional ban on political parties.
 

Plumber

Tenacious Trio
Retired Wiki Staff
I am not a member of an organized political party. In other words, I am a Democrat.

2257 said:
This. The best thing you could possibly do if you found yourself time traveling in The United States of 1787 would be to ensure a constitutional ban on political parties.
You would just get unofficial parties then. Parties are natural groupings of individuals who want to achieve common goals. Prior to the 90s, a bipartisan consensus could still be reached (each party was not conservative or liberal but had conservative or liberal factions. This would end when Nixon and Reagan brought the conservative Southern Dems into the Republican party, leaving the East Coast Rockefeller Republicans in the cold to join the Dems).

Preventing the partisanship that was described... well, go back in time and make sure Reagan joins the Communist Party in 1948 like he almost did which would cripple his later career. The Reagan Revolution opened the floodgates for the American conservative resurgence, who, led by Fox News and Newt Gingrich in the 90s, hate the Democrats more than they love America. The fact that they believed govt. doesn't work and try very hard to prove their point doesn't help.
 
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