Which political party is right for me ?

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I was just sitting here and thinking about a vacation my family took when I was a kid. There was a night when all of the cousins, brothers, sisters, etc got together in one room of the huge cabin and just went crazy while the adults were on the other side of the cabin where they could have some peace and quiet.

Somehow a chair got broken, and my step mother came in and tried to do the parent thing. She said that everyone in the room was going to split the cost of the chair evenly. I wasn't happy, I didn't think it was fair that everyone in the room had to pay for the chair when it was only one or two people who broke it. I don't even remember who broke it.

Which political party is right for me ?
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First off, political parties are for suckers. Unless you like checking your brain at the door.

Secondly, knowing a little about you, I'm going to answer Libertarian.
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They are both really screwy, but I will say the Republicans messed things up really bad over their last 8 years. I think it's time to let the dems give it a shot.
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digitalMedia wrote:
First off, political parties are for suckers. Unless you like checking your brain at the door.

Concur.
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US government is good. If they aren't good, the country would not be rich and powerful like now. Look at some countries at middle east and south east asia. Well, the country I'm living in is OK. But I always believe that if the leader is capable, bottom-line is the country has to be in first class category defined by International Monetary Fund or (another one I can't remember). It proves the government cares for the country, and unfortunately leaders from the country I live in are really incapable. Worst still, they fight for positions for their own gains, self-interests. The longest serving Prime Minister here, has always been misunderstood by his intelligence, smarts, politically capable, which I think is really wrong and misconception. If he had been good, then the country would have been richer. More money to build high-ways, public transport infrastructure etc. Unfortunately, we're very behind countries like Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Macau and many more.

I hope our country can be fairer like US which does not have race issues when it comes to political capabilities. Our country, the prime minister HAS to be [one type of race] I wouldn't say here. If you know my location, then it is easy to figure out.
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Well one thing is for certain. Based on your statement, you wouldn't do well as a democrat.
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digitalMedia wrote:
First off, political parties are for suckers. Unless you like checking your brain at the door.


Thats totally true. I'm registered to vote as nonpartisan, and my beliefs and ideals are middle of the road. I want universal healthcare, but at the same time I don't want to pay for it for example. The whole idea of a "party" system is a farce because it gets to be more Red vs Blue. People just pick sides and read from the script without regard for what they really believe on the issue. And politicians are freaking idiots because their loyalty is not with their constituents like it should be.
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Thats totally true. I'm registered to vote as nonpartisan, and my beliefs and ideals are middle of the road. I want universal healthcare, but at the same time I don't want to pay for it for example. The whole idea of a "party" system is a farce because it gets to be more Red vs Blue. People just pick sides and read from the script without regard for what they really believe on the issue. And politicians are freaking idiots because their loyalty is not with their constituents like it should be.


Hear, Hear!

I refuse to register as someone affiliated with a party. I also agree that partisanship has lead to a lack of real representation and encourages blind unthinking dogma. I think recently it's led to the dumbing-down of public discourse.

I wish a true centrist movement would occur in the US. A movement without a party. A movement that can't be defined on something as ingnorant as a linear political spectrum. Where candidates are truly independent and not chained by some retarded allegiances.

Viva la independent thinkers!
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Well one thing is for certain. Based on your statement, you wouldn't do well as a democrat.


It's kinda funny really, when I was about 20 or so I was thinking about voting (which I've never done come to think of it) and which political party to side with. I remember thinking Democrats were for me because they have a donkey for a mascot and I'm a jackass.

During this last election we had I thought I was a Republican because I wanted Mitt Romney to make it, I probably would have voted if he'd made it too.

This Libertarian party you mentioned, dM, sounds like something I can identify with when anyone asks, at least for the time being. :D
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I wish a true centrist movement would occur in the US. A movement without a party. A movement that can't be defined on something as ingnorant as a linear political spectrum. Where candidates are truly independent and not chained by some retarded allegiances.


The problem with having a central group though is that it wouldn't cause conflict or drama, it wouldn't make for good television which means that the tv networks wouldn't be able to sell as much commercial airtime. Politics really is more than just Republicans and Democrats, and even more than Liberatarian and Green Party and Socialist and everything. Its just those two main groups get special attention by news outlets, so some of the lesser open minded Americans think that those are their only two options. I think abolishing political parties all together would be the best option. Most smaller to medium sized municipal governments don't have parties, it is just a couple names of people in your district on the ballot. So why couldn't we do something like that on a state or national level?

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During this last election we had I thought I was a Republican because I wanted Mitt Romney to make it, I probably would have voted if he'd made it too.


Just because you liked a republican doesn't mean that is what you are. Shoot, I liked Chris Dodd (D) way back before all the caucuses and stuff. And I like Ron Paul too, but calling him a republican in the same way you call Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin one is kind of wishy washy. To be totally honest with you, I didn't vote for McCain or Obama, I wrote in Ron Paul. So if the person you think would do the best in office doesn't have their name on the ballot, don't hesitate to write them in. Chances are they won't win the election, but at least you made your own decision.
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Ron Paul had the best platform.
Reduce government to what it should be.
Increase personal responsibility.
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I can't tell which party is good for you. But i think you can't be a leader for people. You can't be a democratic. You cannot agree with socialism.


I should be an Obama detractor ? :scratchhead:
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I can't tell which party is good for you. But i think you can't be a leader for people. You can't be a democratic. You cannot agree with socialism.


People should really learn some more history. Democrats have little to do with socialism. No more than Republicans have anything to do with nazi-ism.

This is the problem with the public discourse in the US. Whenever we can apply a label that might sound ominous and foreboding, we think we've got it figured out. ("We showed them!") When in fact, we're just misapplying big words that we really don't understand.

These make for great erroneous and inflammatory interjections into arguments, though.
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I'm not sure why because I really know nothing about the guy, but any time I hear the name Ron Paul I get a mental picture of a man-child.
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I'm not sure why because I really know nothing about the guy, but any time I hear the name Ron Paul I get a mental picture of a man-child.


lol

man-child?!

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I just saw Bruno a week or two ago, and now whenever I hear "Ron Paul" I think of the scene with him in it. Poor old guy.....
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Your example with the chair just really sums up what happens in a big democracy. Namely, everybody gets what nobody wants and the actions of a minority affects everybody.

I suggest you work on a new system.

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