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Politics and Sex
Politics and Sex
There was a recent posting 8/15 in the Advice lines by talentnskills which asked
ru donkey,elephant,or indie
are you a republican, a democrat or an independant?i'm
trying to get a handle on who is out there...i've noticed
that quite a few lifestylers are political conservatives?
There were many dont like votes as to the question, and while many did answer about half of the responders preferred not too, stating too personal,dont divulge etc.
Does it strike anyone else as odd that people who put their face shots and sexual fantasies - or even body shots and clues as to where they live etc - on a sex site - can be all that concerned about revealing their political registration?
Just as a refresher course - and given that different cultures have different meanings, I have added a list from the dictionary of the "subtypes" of political party relationships
1. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme: a moderate price.
2. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate: a moderate climate.
1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.
c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
d. Liberal Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.
The conservative or reactionary faction of a group
The liberal or radical faction of a group
1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing.
2. Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant: an independent mind.
3. Not determined or influenced by someone or something else; not contingent: a decision independent of the outcome of the study.
As for me - Independent - and damn glad of it - people and their positions are why I vote - not parties.
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8/16/2006 1:07 am
I'm a politic freak these days and this is too good to pass up.|
Well, I'm a Democrat instead of Independent. In the past, people use to be more bipartisan and vote for the ideals instead of what the party's platform is. When I see people like Leiberman going to Independent Party just to get on the ballot, I don't really think it matter who's an Independent. In the past, voters vote for the best candidate instead of just for their party. I find this to be very sad when I look at today's voters. When I think of past presidents we have had, and what a great job they have done in some areas, it's appalling to know that by today's standards, those presidents would be considered too liberal and most states would never vote for them. Nixon is a great example. Regardless of the mess he made from Watergate, he was a great foreigh policy maker.
I am fed up with our government on so many different levels right now. The Democrats don't have the balls to get together and make some waves, which is possible even if the Republicans have control. With all the mistakes and problems we have now, it make Clinton's Whitewater and Monica Lewinski's scandal look like a fairy tales.
Why do I still support the Democrats? It's for a lot of the issues they stand up for. Education, social services, enviroment, and all those other issues. The Republicans have done such a shitty job on most issues but are too arrogant to admit anything. Do I agree 100% of what Democrats say? No, of course not. But they do stand for what I believe in, the ideals I have for the society, not because I am following a mass like a sheep without independence thoughts. As for Republican, I hate the hypocrisy of "less government control," but they want to make more laws about gay marriages, abortions, stem cell researches, just to name a few. Yes, lets save life by not killing the fetus but let's not save lives by stem cell research. I can never support those ideals so the best chance I have to fight it is to go Democrat party.
I see firsthand what a mess Bush made with his No child left behind. I am a high school teacher and the changes made by these policy makers without any education background is appalling. Currently, there are about 10 states suing and refusing to follow it and therefore, not receiving any federal funds...Which they really don't give anyways.
Democrats are independent thinkers. Yes, traditionally, it's a lot of the "blue collar" workers, but there are scientists and support science, academics, environment. Bradly was one-he ran in the primaries in 2000, I think, forgot! The non-independent ones are the Republicans-don't ask or you're unpatriotic. We can't have people stirring things up so lets all think the same. Even some Republicans are questioning their leaders! As for why people don't chose Independents? One of the reasons is in the past, people wanted to vote in the primaries. Now, it's not the same of course.
But the main question is, what do the Independents stand for? To be free from others and to be leader is admirable. But, what do you stand for? Because if you don't have any ideals or desire to make this world a better place, speeches about being independent are as useful as farting in the wind...that's like being a rebel without a cause. What are you???
8/16/2006 9:58 pm
I'm registered as an independent, although I tend to sympathize more on the Democratic side. But, I don't like to be told what to do and who to vote for. I vote for people who get proven results, regardless of their political party.|
Why do we have to have political labels. If a person chooses not to have one, then why is their opinion "less than"? Why assume that we have no vision for the world or ideals? That's a pretty ignorant statement to make, Passionate. Sheep follow. Independents lead.
8/16/2006 11:45 pm
I guess you didn't carefully read my statements. Whoever said anything about following? I vote based on my ideals and whoever gets the best results for my ideals. I would vote for McCain any day over Bush. You think you're independent. For What? However, we need to look at current issues. What a lot of Independents do is to take away votes from the Democratic side, look what happened to the 2000 election. You better check your facts sister. Right now, we have a mess in our government in so many different levels. And who's in control? The Republicans. In the Executive, Judicial, and Legislature level. The point that is the most crucial right now is to stop and fix these issues, to look at the overall big picture. You idea of being independent is great for the textbook but in reality right now, it's not going to accomplish anything.|