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Old 02-22-2003, 04:52 PM   #16
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A year or so ago, about the time Bush stole the election
I would have said I was a registered Democrat who has occassionally voted for a Republican candidate. I had centralist leanings and am often disappointed by my own parties actions.
My values are much more in linme with the platform of Dems, as I believe in taking care of the smallest of us, paid for by the largest of us.

Since Bush has been elected, and specifically since 9/11, I've been forced farther and farther to the left in response to his and his cabinents actions. The more reading I do from publications not considered mainstream media, such as The Nation and a renewed interest in Mother Jones,
the angrier I get at the slipshod way they're attacking individual rights, the tax advantages for the wealthy, adn the Iraq issue. One of my main concerns has been for the environment and the earth we will leave our children. In his first weeks Bush repealed several important environmental laws, castrated the EPA, and set us back a decade on clean air, water, and wetland protection.

So now I'm a LIBERAL and damned proud to be one.
Me too. I'm not uncomfortable with that label.
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Old 02-22-2003, 05:02 PM   #17
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I was a Democrat.....Clinton destroyed any faith I had in the party.
I am now a Republican....

I am very conservative in the area of Security in the country, and on taxation.

I am very liberal when it comes to social issues except abortion.

I hate the fact that my party is controlled by the right wing and I hope that will change.

I also believe that GW Bush wanted to change it, however, circumstances caused him to move right in the last election.

I am not happy with the current administration on many issues.

Currently if the Democratic Party can put forward a candidate that can demonstrate a remotely conservative fiscal plan and meet me on most social issues that I believe in, I am open to change.
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Old 02-22-2003, 05:24 PM   #18
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yeah me too

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I hate both parties equally.

how egalitarian of you.
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Re: yeah me too

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how egalitarian of you.
That's the platform of the Meggie Party.

This is our mascot:
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Old 02-22-2003, 06:03 PM   #20
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I was a Democrat.....Clinton destroyed any faith I had in the party.
I am now a Republican....

I hate the fact that my party is controlled by the right wing and I hope that will change.
I think you're better off waiting for a better Democratic candidate.

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I was a Democrat.....Clinton destroyed any faith I had in the party.
I am now a Republican....

Currently if the Democratic Party can put forward a candidate that can demonstrate a remotely conservative fiscal plan and meet me on most social issues that I believe in, I am open to change.

You need a better Democrat. Or it seems like a very good one might be your cup of tea.
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A friend with political ambitions told me that he'll be a Democrat until he can afford becoming a Republican.
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Old 02-22-2003, 09:39 PM   #23
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i'm a future teacher - that forces me to vote democrat.















but i don't
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I think that is how you got your Governor.
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Old 02-22-2003, 10:40 PM   #25
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Seems like these days you're a republican if you're for Bush and a democrat if you're not, regardless of if you liked Clinton.
if by republican you mean american, and by democrat you mean unamerican, then yes.

j/k...

i would say i'm a democrat, pretty much for all the reasons everyone else has said. sorry to not contribute more, but i didn't think an essay was necessary when a sentence would do.
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oh the fun i can have here....
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democrats and republicans have the same beliefs anyway, just different policy on how to execute their platforms. it's irritating to think that you can't actually define them cos they're almost exactly the same.

Lilly - thank you for taking the time to find the party beliefs. I didn't see each party having the same beliefs. Melon did a much better job articulating my feelings than I would have done.
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I was a Democrat.....Clinton destroyed any faith I had in the party.
I am now a Republican....

I am very conservative in the area of Security in the country, and on taxation.

I am very liberal when it comes to social issues except abortion.

I hate the fact that my party is controlled by the right wing and I hope that will change.

I also believe that GW Bush wanted to change it, however, circumstances caused him to move right in the last election.

I am not happy with the current administration on many issues.

Currently if the Democratic Party can put forward a candidate that can demonstrate a remotely conservative fiscal plan and meet me on most social issues that I believe in, I am open to change.
Out of curiosity, what did Clinton do to destroy your faith in the Democratic party? Have sex with that woman? What conservative fiscal plan could top getting rid of the deficit?
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Just want to clarify, Lilly posted the Democratic and Republican Platforms for Texas.....

Not the National Platforms.
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Just want to clarify, Lilly posted the Democratic and Republican Platforms for Texas.....

Not the National Platforms.

Oh, heck, I didn't get it at all. No wonder. It's sort of like Alabama politics--both parties are basically conservative, but the Republicans are more so than the Democrats. It would take an act of God or whatever for a Democratic Presidential candidate to carry this state. The last one to do so was Jimmy Carter in 1976, and that was a fluke because he was from Georgia. He lost it four years later when Reagan carried the state.
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