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Republican vs. Democrat...What Is The Makeup of The Group?


 

Poll

Question: I am a...

Options:

Conservative Republican

Moderate Republican

Liberal Democrat

Moderate Democrat

Other -- I'll explain in the comments

I think they're all crazy and I don't want to be associated with any of them


Only group members can vote in this poll.

Total Votes: 153

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 I always think it is interesting to see what the actual makeup of a group is vs. the perceived makeup.  So, if you wouldn't mind telling us, how do you identify?

by on Jan. 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Replies (61-70):
new_mom808
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2012 at 8:28 AM

 

Quoting Sweet_Carol_126:

What doesn't make sense to me that that so many who have so little are supporting Republicans.  They have made it clear that they don't care about the poor and don't care about the middle class and are being backed by wealthy companies  and then they vote for their concerns.  I can't figure it out.  Is it only the pro-life or pro-choice decision that pulls them in?  There are middle class and the poor both who believe in the Republican practices and yet it seems that they would be better off with the Democratic policies.  I believe that the middle class are decreasing and the poor numbers are rising.  Why are they supporting the top 1% when it is not in their own interess to do so?  Many of them don't have insurance, many of them are living on the streets or with families, they don't havemuch in savings or bonds or in securities, so why?  I wonder if they believe all the propaganda.  The very right wing group may be prejudiced and just want the black man out.    In fact they helped to cause that as they voted in Democratic primaries to vote against Hillary Clinton as they didn't want "that woman" elected and they didn't think a black man could get elected.  I think Obama is doing the best he can with the opposition he gets and that his wife Michelle is doing a great job with  her garden and her labor with the schools and good eating and the exercises.  She is really an admirable woman.  I think Obama's big mistake was trying to get consensus when he first took office.   He was an organizer and tried to get people who all had common interests in order to get support and they weren't interested in America but only in getting rid of the black man.  Too bad for all of us.  I hope that this is a turn around and he can help bring us the rest of the way out of the recession.  It has already started to turn around.

 Hi Carol, I'm curious. What do you think makes the democratic party better for the middle class?
And if the POTUS should not try to consensus, and get congress to agree and work together, what should his approach be?

new_mom808
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2012 at 8:29 AM

 I might be a constitutionalist :)

Quoting Partyof5tlc:

 I am a constitutionalists.  Here are some thought provoking questions.

1. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that elected leaders should really obey the U.S. Constitution.

2. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that before the United States invades and occupies another country, Congress must first declare war.

3. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government should live within its means, like everyone else is forced to do.

4. You might be a Constitutionalists if you think that taking away people's liberties in the name of security is neither patriotic nor does it make the country more secure.

5. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see politicians be forced to abide by the same laws they make everyone else submit to.

6. You might be a Constitutionalists if you understand that we have three coequal branches of government that are supposed to hold each other in check and balance.

7. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no authority to be involved in education or law enforcement.

8. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that gun control laws do nothing but aid and abet criminals while trampling the rights and freedoms of law abiding citizens.

9. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the income tax is both unconstitutional and immoral and, along with the I.R.S., should be abolished.

10. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government had no authority to tell Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that he could not display a monument containing the Ten Commandments in the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery.

11. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that neither Congress nor the White House nor any sovereign state is required to submit to unconstitutional Supreme Court rulings such as the Roe v Wade decision.

12. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that freedom has nothing in common with illegal immigration.

13. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that outsourcing American jobs overseas is not good for America.

14. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the United States should get out of the United Nations and get the United Nations out of the United States.

15. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that it is not unconstitutional for children in public schools to pray or read the Bible.

16. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the Boy Scouts are not a threat to America.

17. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government should honor its commitments to America's veterans.

18. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that U.S. troops should never serve under foreign commanders or wear the uniform or insignia of the United Nations.

19. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no business bribing churches and faith-based organizations with federal tax dollars.

20. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that federal agents who murder American citizens should be held to the same laws and punishments that any other citizen would be held to.

21. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and the FTAA are disastrous compromises of America's national sovereignty and independence.

22. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see Congressmen and Senators be required to actually read a bill before passing it into law.

23. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that it is the job of government to protect and secure God-given rights not use its power to take those rights away.

24. You might be a Constitutionalists if you understand that there is nothing unconstitutional with the public acknowledgement of God and our Christian heritage.

25. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that in the beginning God made marriage between a man and a woman.

26. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that airport screeners have no business touching women's breasts and confiscating fingernail clippers.

27. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that many public schools' "zero-tolerance" policies are just plain stupid.

28. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that parents have a right to home school their children.

29. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that governmental seizure of private property is plain, old fashioned thievery.

Questions by Chuck Baldwin

 

new_mom808
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2012 at 8:30 AM

 

Quoting Sisteract:

 

Quoting rccmom:

I put myself as a conservative Democrat, but I vote for the most capable person, or try to anyway. I am actually registered Republican though, and up to about 10yrs ago, I would have fit better in the Republican party. The Repub party moved though, and I could not in good conscience move with them.

 ME TOO!

 I think there are many, many of us who feel this way.

Partyof5tlc
by on Feb. 2, 2012 at 8:35 AM

 That's awesome!  I have read a lot of your comments, and you do make a lot of very valid constitutional points:)

Quoting new_mom808:

 I might be a constitutionalist :)

Quoting Partyof5tlc:

 I am a constitutionalists.  Here are some thought provoking questions.

1. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that elected leaders should really obey the U.S. Constitution.

2. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that before the United States invades and occupies another country, Congress must first declare war.

3. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government should live within its means, like everyone else is forced to do.

4. You might be a Constitutionalists if you think that taking away people's liberties in the name of security is neither patriotic nor does it make the country more secure.

5. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see politicians be forced to abide by the same laws they make everyone else submit to.

6. You might be a Constitutionalists if you understand that we have three coequal branches of government that are supposed to hold each other in check and balance.

7. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no authority to be involved in education or law enforcement.

8. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that gun control laws do nothing but aid and abet criminals while trampling the rights and freedoms of law abiding citizens.

9. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the income tax is both unconstitutional and immoral and, along with the I.R.S., should be abolished.

10. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government had no authority to tell Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that he could not display a monument containing the Ten Commandments in the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery.

11. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that neither Congress nor the White House nor any sovereign state is required to submit to unconstitutional Supreme Court rulings such as the Roe v Wade decision.

12. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that freedom has nothing in common with illegal immigration.

13. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that outsourcing American jobs overseas is not good for America.

14. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the United States should get out of the United Nations and get the United Nations out of the United States.

15. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that it is not unconstitutional for children in public schools to pray or read the Bible.

16. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the Boy Scouts are not a threat to America.

17. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government should honor its commitments to America's veterans.

18. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that U.S. troops should never serve under foreign commanders or wear the uniform or insignia of the United Nations.

19. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no business bribing churches and faith-based organizations with federal tax dollars.

20. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that federal agents who murder American citizens should be held to the same laws and punishments that any other citizen would be held to.

21. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and the FTAA are disastrous compromises of America's national sovereignty and independence.

22. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see Congressmen and Senators be required to actually read a bill before passing it into law.

23. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that it is the job of government to protect and secure God-given rights not use its power to take those rights away.

24. You might be a Constitutionalists if you understand that there is nothing unconstitutional with the public acknowledgement of God and our Christian heritage.

25. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that in the beginning God made marriage between a man and a woman.

26. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that airport screeners have no business touching women's breasts and confiscating fingernail clippers.

27. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that many public schools' "zero-tolerance" policies are just plain stupid.

28. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that parents have a right to home school their children.

29. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that governmental seizure of private property is plain, old fashioned thievery.

Questions by Chuck Baldwin

 

 

Rose23113
by on Feb. 2, 2012 at 8:37 AM
Conservative Republican


denise3680
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I am a liberal democrat but do have some more moderate slightly conservative views.  i am pro-choice, but feel no federal money should be used to fund it, I am pro-gay marriage and equal rights for all, I am all for keeping religion out of politics, but feel if a park or government building wants to put up religious decorations, as long as everyone is represented, it is ok.  I do not think we should expand the unemployment but feel something should be doen to help those out of work, like training programs etc..., I think  immigration laws should be enforced but in a logical and fair way to those who have been here over 10 yeas with no priors. I will probably vote democrat for now on unless a really good independent comes along and knocks my socks off:)

Partyof5tlc
by on Feb. 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

 

Quoting Sweet_Carol_126:

What doesn't make sense to me that that so many who have so little are supporting Republicans.  They have made it clear that they don't care about the poor and don't care about the middle class and are being backed by wealthy companies  and then they vote for their concerns.  I can't figure it out.  Is it only the pro-life or pro-choice decision that pulls them in?  There are middle class and the poor both who believe in the Republican practices and yet it seems that they would be better off with the Democratic policies.  I believe that the middle class are decreasing and the poor numbers are rising.  Why are they supporting the top 1% when it is not in their own interests to do so?  Many of them don't have insurance, many of them are living on the streets or with families, they don't have much in savings or bonds or in securities, so why?  I wonder if they believe all the propaganda.  The very right wing group may be prejudiced and just want the black man out.    In fact they helped to cause that as they voted in Democratic primaries to vote against Hillary Clinton as they didn't want "that woman" elected and they didn't think a black man could get elected.  I think Obama is doing the best he can with the opposition he gets and that his wife Michelle is doing a great job with  her garden and her labor with the schools and good eating and the exercises.  She is really an admirable woman.  I think Obama's big mistake was trying to get consensus when he first took office.   He was an organizer and tried to get people who all had common interests in order to get support and they weren't interested in America but only in getting rid of the black man.  Too bad for all of us.  I hope that this is a turn around and he can help bring us the rest of the way out of the recession.  It has already started to turn around.

 Americans have the right to choose whatever party fits their personal views.  This country is almost bankrupt, our credit rating went down with Obama in office, the systems in place are no longer working, and do you know why?  Big government!  The states need their powers restored, things need to be handled at state levels, congress needs to be shrunk, and the power it has now has to be cut at least in half.  Congress was never meant to have the power it does today, and you see how it is being taken advantage of.  Our civil liberties are out the door, we are becoming a socialist country, with socialized medicine, and who is going to pay for all of this?  You throw the race card out there, really?  Last time I checked Obama's momma is white!  So I could just as easily say he is a white president with a black father.  As far as your statement regarding Hillary really?  She holds a very high position!  She ran her race, and was not voted for.  We the people spoke.  I think this prejudice race issue was over many decades ago.  It's great Michelle is advocating for better lunches and healthier eating, but don't push her agenda on the people of America and try to make it law.  Again, it encroaches on our civil liberties!  It's up to us as parents to feed, and show our kids healthy eating habits.  It's personal responsibility for ourselves, and our children.  It is not the governments responsibility to run our lives!  

jejstover
by Jan on Feb. 2, 2012 at 9:07 AM


Quoting new_mom808: 
Quoting Sisteract: 
Quoting rccmom:

I put myself as a conservative Democrat, but I vote for the most capable person, or try to anyway. I am actually registered Republican though, and up to about 10yrs ago, I would have fit better in the Republican party. The Repub party moved though, and I could not in good conscience move with them.

 ME TOO!

 I think there are many, many of us who feel this way.

I hear ya mamas ... I've said for a number of years now that I didn't leave the Republican Party ... it left me. 

As I looked to find a new political home, I was introduced to the Libertarian Party and it has been a good fit.

Jan

new_mom808
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2012 at 9:32 AM

 

Quoting jejstover:

 

Quoting new_mom808: 
Quoting Sisteract: 
Quoting rccmom:

I put myself as a conservative Democrat, but I vote for the most capable person, or try to anyway. I am actually registered Republican though, and up to about 10yrs ago, I would have fit better in the Republican party. The Repub party moved though, and I could not in good conscience move with them.

 ME TOO!

 I think there are many, many of us who feel this way.

I hear ya mamas ... I've said for a number of years now that I didn't leave the Republican Party ... it left me. 

As I looked to find a new political home, I was introduced to the Libertarian Party and it has been a good fit.

Jan

As you know Jan, for a while now, I've considered myself a republican with strong Libertarian leanings.....LOL, whatever that means.
I dont think I fully understood, until this election cycle, just how far apart some of our views are (Me and the R establishment). I guess I'm just not ready to give up on the party yet....but not to worry, I never vote straight ticket.

new_mom808
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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 I honestly didnt even realize that people ran as constitutionalists, until I absolutely fell head over heals for Eric Deaton, in the 2010 Ohio Senate race. I was flabbergasted that these people, with these views actually exsisted in politics. So I actually have voted constitutional party once in my life. ha-ha.

Quoting Partyof5tlc:

 That's awesome!  I have read a lot of your comments, and you do make a lot of very valid constitutional points:)

Quoting new_mom808:

 I might be a constitutionalist :)

Quoting Partyof5tlc:

 I am a constitutionalists.  Here are some thought provoking questions.

1. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that elected leaders should really obey the U.S. Constitution.

2. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that before the United States invades and occupies another country, Congress must first declare war.

3. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government should live within its means, like everyone else is forced to do.

4. You might be a Constitutionalists if you think that taking away people's liberties in the name of security is neither patriotic nor does it make the country more secure.

5. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see politicians be forced to abide by the same laws they make everyone else submit to.

6. You might be a Constitutionalists if you understand that we have three coequal branches of government that are supposed to hold each other in check and balance.

7. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no authority to be involved in education or law enforcement.

8. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that gun control laws do nothing but aid and abet criminals while trampling the rights and freedoms of law abiding citizens.

9. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the income tax is both unconstitutional and immoral and, along with the I.R.S., should be abolished.

10. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government had no authority to tell Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that he could not display a monument containing the Ten Commandments in the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery.

11. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that neither Congress nor the White House nor any sovereign state is required to submit to unconstitutional Supreme Court rulings such as the Roe v Wade decision.

12. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that freedom has nothing in common with illegal immigration.

13. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that outsourcing American jobs overseas is not good for America.

14. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the United States should get out of the United Nations and get the United Nations out of the United States.

15. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that it is not unconstitutional for children in public schools to pray or read the Bible.

16. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the Boy Scouts are not a threat to America.

17. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government should honor its commitments to America's veterans.

18. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that U.S. troops should never serve under foreign commanders or wear the uniform or insignia of the United Nations.

19. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no business bribing churches and faith-based organizations with federal tax dollars.

20. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that federal agents who murder American citizens should be held to the same laws and punishments that any other citizen would be held to.

21. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and the FTAA are disastrous compromises of America's national sovereignty and independence.

22. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see Congressmen and Senators be required to actually read a bill before passing it into law.

23. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that it is the job of government to protect and secure God-given rights not use its power to take those rights away.

24. You might be a Constitutionalists if you understand that there is nothing unconstitutional with the public acknowledgement of God and our Christian heritage.

25. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that in the beginning God made marriage between a man and a woman.

26. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that airport screeners have no business touching women's breasts and confiscating fingernail clippers.

27. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that many public schools' "zero-tolerance" policies are just plain stupid.

28. You might be a Constitutionalists if you believe that parents have a right to home school their children.

29. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that governmental seizure of private property is plain, old fashioned thievery.

Questions by Chuck Baldwin

 

 

 

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