I notice that a lot of people post on here with the assumption that things are either / or, black or white, liberal or conservative, democrat or republican. Do you feel when it comes to politics that people (voters) gravitate more towards the aformentioned, or do you think most people think in the gray area? And if it's the latter, then why do you think there are so many party line accusations?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:02 AM on Apr. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by 22hockeymom22 at 1:23 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Im one of those who dont believe everything is black and white when it comes to politics. Its more rare than common where I see people who affiliate with a certain party that NEVER ONCE will agree with an issue if its not their parties "view"..I believe there are accusations being that maybe the majority of the party may think that way, or because politicians of these parties have these views, therefore people assume that everyone of that party does as well. I consider myself Republican, but im not religious or rich; ive seen on more than one occasion that people think republicans are highly religious with lots of morals and are more wealthy because of their stance on higher taxes for the rich and their views on abortion and such..
Answer by BEXi at 11:09 AM on Apr. 17, 2009
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Answer by akinbottom2 at 11:11 AM on Apr. 17, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on Apr. 17, 2009
I am fiscally conservative. I post, question, and challenge things that I do not feel are fiscally conservative and encourage debate. Currently (since before the 2004 elections) I am a registered Independent, who may even be leaning toward libertarian (currently researching and gaining perspective of the party). I have not yet felt that the Republican Party has earned my "membership" wholeheartedly. People assume me to be Republican and "go off" on that. Which is fine. When you post online that stuff happens. When you are sitting across from someone in Starbucks enjoying intellectual debate, it's another story. :o)
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