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does anyone else have NO idea what their polictical aflliliation is?

my DH and I both come from super political homes. My Mom has worked for Al Franken, and his parents were very close personal long time friends of Paul Wellstone. We both rebelled and have only voted once or twice our whole adult lives. Anyways I occasionally get asked where I "stand" and I have no clue.
In my head abortion is bad, guns are bad, rich people should always pay more/higher taxes, illegal aliens should go bye bye, we should stop wars and taking in refugees etc until our own country helps our own hungry/homeless.... so what am I? Do others wonder about their own political label as well?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:24 PM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (22)
  • OP Sounds like you are an independent.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 10:38 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I am sooooooooooo with you!!! I vote for pres, but I only pay attention to politics at that time to make a decision for voting. My parents are DIE HARD republicans, nothing matters other than if the canidate is a republics - me eh I don't consider my self any political part, and don't konw what I would be considered.
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 6:26 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • This is hardly the be-all end-all of classification, but it gives you a good idea what the read next:


    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:30 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • In my head abortion is bad, guns are bad, rich people should always pay more/higher taxes, illegal aliens should go bye bye, we should stop wars and taking in refugees etc until our own country helps our own hungry/homeless...so what am I?

    Bleeding heart liberal with unrealistic expectations
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:31 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I consider myself a democrat, because they represent most of my views on things. However, I tend to vote on the issue, not along party lines. But since I'm pretty much as liberal as you can get, it's very rare I agree with a Republican's stand on something, heh.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 6:31 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I dont see myself belonging to ANY party with my affiliation. i see things in each party that are good and baad
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 6:33 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Republicans like abortion as a hot button issue but the truth is they're only using it to attract more voters. They will never do anything about the laws. Eight recent years of a republican president who had carte blanche power and nothing was done. It will not be changed no matter how you wish it would be.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:46 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Republicans like abortion as a hot button issue but the truth is they're only using it to attract more voters. They will never do anything about the laws. Eight recent years of a republican president who had carte blanche power and nothing was done. It will not be changed no matter how you wish it would be.

    A Roe v Wade challenge would have to go through the courts, not congress. Who the president is totally irrelevant. All that matters is the makeup of the SCOTUS
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:52 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Don't worry about your affiliation. When determining a candidate go with THEIR voting record. Not their political affiliation... jmo..
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:52 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Minnesotan here whose mom also works with Al and knew Paul very closely! Northwestern MN represent.

    To answer your question...always voted to the left, probably always will. I say 'probably' because I'm a little sick of 'my' party. But if I didn't vote left/liberal/dem, I wouldn't vote at all.
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 7:00 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

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